Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers 13 online MBA concentration options and none of them require GMAT or GRE score.
Why? The faculty and admissions officers at SOSU believe that your professional accomplishments, on-the-job education and academic record are more than sufficient to determine your eligibility.
About the GMAT and GRE
Across the United States and around the world, 250,000 GMAT exams are given each year to test applicants fairly and objectively. Thousands of business schools have used this exam for more than six decades, and today it is used in 110 countries. Applicants can take the GRE at more than 1,000 test centers in more than 160 countries, and it is accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools.
The tests are considerably different. The GMAT is primarily used by business schools, whereas the GRE is used by a wider range of post-graduate programs. Both tests provide a comprehensive view into applicants’ verbal and quantitative reasoning as well as their analytical writing skills.
Scores on the GMAT or GRE exam are statistically reliable indicators of one’s ability to master graduate-level course content and to achieve success in a career after graduation. There are exceptions, of course. Some students perform well on the exam and not as well in the academic setting. Conversely, other students underperform on the exams and outperform their exam scores in the MBA program and their careers.
Why SOSU Does Not Require the GMAT or GRE
GMAT and GRE test scores are only indicators, while your professional accomplishments offer demonstrable proof that you are ready to excel in our MBA online programs. Your undergraduate GPA is also a concrete record of your achievements, making it a more reliable indicator of how you will perform in our program. Because your GPA is an aggregate average, compiled over time, it is also more statistically predictive of how you will perform over a longer duration, rather than in a compressed time frame.
In not requiring GMAT or GRE scores for admission, we appeal to working professionals whose experience benefits their fellow students in our programs. As a student, this enables you to learn from accomplished peers in a collaborative work environment, while allowing you to network and gain lifelong contacts that can help to advance your career.
Because many of our students are working professionals with personal and family obligations, eliminating the GMAT requirement saves applicants considerable time and expense. Preparing for these exams can take weeks, if not months. Test preparation can be costly too, commonly running into the thousands for courses, books, trial exams and software. Saving time and money enables you to get started on your MBA sooner, rather than later.
SOSU Admissions Requirements
Applicants to SOSU’s online MBA degree programs must meet one of the following criteria:
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses, or
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience, or
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND a portfolio consisting of a letter of application which outlines the applicant’s career goals and objectives and how an MBA degree will enhance them; a current resume, three professional letters of recommendation, or
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 9 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
Students who do not have a bachelor’s degree in business, finance or a related field may be required to take some additional coursework in these core areas prior to enrollment: economics, finance, accounting, and or data/research.
Learn more about our admissions requirements.
The bottom line is that the Southeastern Oklahoma State University uses a logical, realistic approach to determine who will succeed — in our MBA programs and in their careers.