|39 semester credits
|Leadership, Non-Profit Management, Project Management, Public Safety Administration
|52.0201, 52.0213, 52.0206, 52.0211, 43.0104
Northwest University MBA prepares graduate students for higher levels of responsible leadership. Our students learn how to lead so they can make a difference in the organizations that they serve.
Northwest University’s MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs. Accreditation standards are modeled on the Baldrige National Quality Program. Employers find value in knowing that Northwest University uses the same standards as those used by other organizations to recognize excellence.
- A Bachelor of Arts or Science (or equivalent degree) from a regionally accredited college or university.
- A minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale on all previous college work.
- A qualifying score on the Graduate Admissions Test (GMAT)
- Northwest University’s Institutional Code is #4541
- The GMAT is WAIVED for applicants with a master’s degree or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
- A completed application.
- International students whose native language is not English must submit a minimum score of 580 (or equivalent) on the TOEFL exam as part of the application process.
- Applicants without an undergraduate course in finance or accounting must take an online tutorial prior to their first MBA finance or accounting course at the start of their second year.
- MBA students may transfer up to 9 credit hours of eligible graduate level coursework (subject to Program Director’s approval) from an accredited institution towards their degree.
Finance and Accounting Prerequisite for Non-Business Undergraduate majors
All non-business undergraduate students seeking the MBA degree must demonstrate a basic understanding of marketing, management, finance, accounting, economics, and the legal environment of business. The requirement can be met by prior work experience or satisfactory completion of an online tutorial.
Work experience as a business professional is necessary for successful completion of the MBA degree. Admitted students without such experience will satisfy this curricular requirement with an internship or graduate practicum.
Students whose academic histories reflect a GPA below 3.0 (“B” level) may be admitted to the program on academic probation. Students may also be placed on probation if their GPA falls below 3.0. Students are given one academic term to show improvement and to raise their GPA to at least 3.0, at which point they are removed from probationary status. If the student’s GPA has been below 3.0 for two or more terms, he or she is placed on academic suspension (disqualification). Students must earn at least a 3.0 overall grade point average to graduate.