Graduate Programs 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

Our Crosby MBA program is evolving. Applications will be accepted for the Fall 2021 entering class. Stay tuned for details!

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 institution outside of the University of Missouri. Contact Teal Snoddy at snoddyt@missouri.edu for more information.

 

  • 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)
  • Interview (via web cam) required for qualified applicants.

Prerequisite Coursework

The undergraduate prerequisite courses are:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Corporate/Managerial Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics

Prerequisite courses may be taken at an accredited institution outside of the University of Missouri. Contact Teal Snoddy at snoddyt@missouri.edu for more information.

  • 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
  • GMAT/GRE score not required for most certificates
    • Tax and Assurance certificates require GMAT/GRE score, waivers available
  • Some certificates may require prerequisite coursework
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students
  • Interview required for competitive applicants

Requirements vary depending on certificate selections. Contact us for specific details: trulaskemasters@missouri.edu 

Assurance

  • 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 Coursework: Accounting I and II
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score
    • Work experience may be considered in lieu of some admittance requirements. Additionally, students that are employed or otherwise financially supported by an employer (i.e. an accounting firm or corporation) may receive a waiver of some admittance requirements
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

Center for the Digital Globe

  • 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)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Letter(s) of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

Global Supply Chain Management

  • 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)
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

Investments

  • 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)
  • Prerequisite Coursework: Managerial Finance or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • 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)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

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

Taxation

  • 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 Coursework: Accounting I and II
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score
    • Work experience may be considered in lieu of some admittance requirements. Additionally, students that are employed or otherwise financially supported by an employer (i.e. an accounting firm or corporation) may receive a waiver of some admittance requirements
  • Proof of English proficiency for international students

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  Master of Accountancy Online MS in Finance Master of Science in Business Graduate Certificates
Fall (Domestic Applicants)

August 1

August 1 August 1 August 1  August 1
Fall (International Applicants) August 1 August 1 August 1 August 1 August 1
Spring (Domestic Applicants) Spring start not available December 1 December 1 December 1 December 1 (Spring start not available for some certificates)
Spring (International Applicants) Spring start not available October 1 October 1 October 1 October 1 (Spring start not available for some certificates)

 

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
  • Master of Accountancy
  • Master of Science in Business
  • Graduate Certificates
  • execMBA

6. Take the GMAT/GRE

GMAT/GRE Required GMAT/GRE Optional Not Required
  • Crosby MBA
  • Master of Accountancy*
  • Online MS in Finance
  • Master of Science in Business
  • 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.