Skip to Content


The admission process for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Briar Cliff University involves the following requirements:*

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum overall GMAT score of 525, taken within the last five years.

Applicants not meeting above standards may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


You may also use substantial professional work experience (five years minimum of professional or mid- to upper-level management experience) to substitute for other admission criteria with the exception of the taking of the GMAT (which is required of all applicants).


If you have limited prior academic background in basic business, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency in eight major areas by:

  • Successfully completing one or more preparatory courses as specified by the Program Director, OR
  • Successfully completing one or more core area proficiency exams (fees required).
Contact an Advisor

*NOTE: These minimum requirements establish eligibility for admission, but do not guarantee acceptance