Admissions

Getting your graduate business degree can have a profound effect on your life. It can open doors to new careers. Equip you for leadership positions. Increase potential earnings. We know there are a lot of programs out there, so take a look at the admissions criteria below to see which program could be right for you.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree)
  • Essay responses
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Professional work or internship experience
    • 0-5 years post-graduate work experience strongly encouraged
  • GMAT/GRE score
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students (link to international applicants page)
  • Interview required for competitive applicants
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • GMAT/GRE not required
  • 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree)
  • Essay responses
  • References
  • Professional work experience
    • 5+ years of professional work experience
    • Current full-time employment is required
  • Demonstrated successful leadership experience
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students (link to international applicants page)
  • Interview required for competitive applicants
  • Have earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Have earned a 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree)
  • Essay responses
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisite coursework (see below)
  • GMAT/GRE score
    • GMAT/GRE waivers can be discussed by contacting Teal Snoddy at snoddyt@missouri.edu. Decisions are primarily based on undergraduate academic performance and work experience.
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students (link to international applicants page)
  • Interview required for competitive applicants

Prerequisite Coursework

The undergraduate prerequisite courses are:

  • Accounting I and II
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I and II
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • Introduction to Taxation

Prerequisite courses may be taken at an accredited university. Click here to check on course equivalencies from other universities.

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree)
  • Essay responses
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Prerequisite coursework (see below)
  • Proof of English proficiency (for international students)

Prerequisite Coursework

The undergraduate prerequisite courses are:

  • Accounting I and II
  • Corporate Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Intro to Stats I

Prerequisite courses may be taken at an accredited university. Click here to check on course equivalencies from other universities.

Marketing Analytics:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 or better GPA in the last 60 hours of baccalaureate coursework (for applicants with less than a master’s degree)
  • Essay responses
  • Prerequisite knowledge in Statistics and Marketing
    • College level statistics course with grade of B or better (within the last three years)
      • Alternative evidence of statistical proficiency can be demonstrated through completion of a Coursera course. Contact our admissions team for more information.
    • Marketing coursework (within the last three years) or work experience
      • Alternative evidence of marketing experience can be demonstrated through a 5-week online course in basic marketing. Contact our admissions team for more information.
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students (link to international applicants page)

For Current Mizzou Graduate Students

If you are currently admitted to the Graduate School as a Non-Degree Graduate Student or are already admitted to a graduate degree program, please contact the Graduate Programs Office for additional information on how to apply to the Marketing Analytics Certificate. You do NOT need to complete the Graduate Application. The admission requirements described above also apply to current MU graduate students.

Application Deadlines

  execMBA Crosby MBA Online Master of Accountancy Online MS in Finance Graduate Certificates
Fall (Domestic Applicants)

Round 1: October 1

Round 2: December 1

Round 3: March 1

Round 4: May 1

Round 5: July 15

Round 1: October 1

Round 2: December 1

Round 3: March 1

Round 4: May 1

Final Deadline: July 15

July 15 July 15 July 15
Fall (International Applicants) May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1 May 1
Spring (Domestic Applicants) Spring start not available

Round 1: October 1

Round 2: December 1

Final Deadline: December 15

December 1 December 1 Spring start not available
Spring (International Applicants) Spring start not available October 1 October 1 October 1 Spring start not available

 

Steps to Apply

1. Complete the University of Missouri Graduate School Application

An application fee of $65 for domestic and $90 for international applicants applies; the application fee is non-refundable and is not applicable to any future fees. Please visit the University of Missouri Graduate School website to see if you qualify for an application fee waiver.

2. Upload Your Transcripts

Scan and upload an unofficial copy of ALL transcripts to your online application prior to submitting the application. If you have attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, you may obtain an unofficial copy of your academic record from myZou. Official transcripts will be required if you are admitted into a graduate program.

3. Upload Your Resume

Please upload a current professional resume which includes information about your work experience, leadership experience, and honors/awards.

4. Submit Essay Responses

Essay questions vary for each degree program and can be found within the application.

5. Provide Recommendations/References

Programs requiring only letters of recommendation Programs requiring only references
  • Crosby MBA
  • Online MS in Finance
  • Online Master of Accountancy
  • Graduate Certificates
  • execMBA

6. Take the GMAT/GRE

GMAT/GRE Required GMAT/GRE Optional Not Required
  • Crosby MBA
  • Online Master of Accountancy*

Online MS in Finance

Graduate Certificates

execMBA

Mizzou GMAT code: 596-15-82; GRE code: 6875

*GMAT/GRE waivers may be available. Contact us to learn more.

7. Submit Proof of English Proficiency

All non-native English speaking applicants are required to provide proof of English language ability through TOEFL or IELTS scores. Please visit the International Applicants page for additional information.