On-campus and online courses provide convenience and flexibility. Most part-time students
complete the MBA program in two to three years. Full-time students may finish in one
Also available completely online The MBA degree is also offered completely online for emphases in Accounting (for students who have already taken Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2),
Healthcare Administration, and Management.
Bachelor's degree: Bachelor’s degree in any area from an accredited program
GPA requirement: Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Graduate application: Submit a graduate application (with non-refundable fee of $40). Apply now
Transcripts: Submit official college and university transcripts. Many institutions subscribe to
the convenient transcript-request service at National Student Clearinghouse, or you may also contact your institution directly. Have your transcripts sent to
Melodie Lopez in the Graduate Studies office (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you earned your prerequisite degree at Southern, you do not need to complete
Recommendations: Submit two recommendation forms (completed by work supervisors or professors). This
should be done as part of the online application process, or Download form
GMAT requirements: Submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test taken within the past five years.
Possible exceptions: With approval, applicants may be admitted without the GMAT if they have an undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution with a minimum GPA of 3.25
or above, or a GPA of 3.00 and five years of full-time business-related management
experience. These possible exceptions do not extend to international students, who
must provide an official GMAT score and a TOEFL score of at least 100 (Internet-based)
as a prerequisite for acceptance.
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered
international students and must meet additional requirements for admission.
Applicants from non-English institutions must submit certified English translations
and evaluations of official university records, including demonstration of the equivalency
of a bachelor's degree. Transcript evaluations must be submitted directly to Southern from one of the following
Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency. Unless an applicant is a native English speaker or received the college/university
degree from an English-medium institution, s/he must have a minimum TOEFL score of
100. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the test date. Learn more at ets.org/toefl »
Submit Declaration of Finances. International students must have financial resources sufficient to support themselves
for the calendar year, in addition to an international-student deposit of $3,000 (USD).
To be issued an I-20 Form, students must also provide a letter from financial sponsors
(including their name and address), as well as copies of bank statements for the last
three months showing the balance history for the student's account or the financial
Online programs Since international students enrolling in programs offered completely online do not
travel to the United States, they are not required to obtain the Form I-20 or F-1
Student Visa, and they do not have to submit the Declaration of Finances. The MBA
emphases available completely online are:
Accounting (for students who have already taken Intermediate Accounting 1 and 2)
On-campus programs International students who will be coming to Southern's campus need some additional
information about travel documents and living on campus.
Thank you for considering Southern Adventist University for your master's in business
administration! Our program is flexible, convenient, and offers a seamless integration
of faith and business. I'd love to talk with you about your goals and how we might
help you achieve them.