Saturday MBA at UA Lakewood

Admission Criteria

We are seeking well-rounded applicants with compelling professional or educational experience. Applicants should provide documentation showing an interest in, or potential to fulfill, a leadership role in a formal organization.

  • A GMAT score of at least 500 is preferred with scores of at least the 50th percentile on all sections.
  • Completion of all sections, including the essay, is required. GMAT information is available online at the GMAT website.
  • Beginning Fall 2012, students who have taken the GRE, MCAT or LSAT may request consideration for admission based on those scores. A minimum score of 50% on all sections of the test is expected. Students holding a Masters, Doctorate or Juris Doctor from an American university may request admission based on the Master's degree. The student's overall application will be reviewed and the GAC reserves the right to require the GMAT for admission. If a student without a Masters or Doctorate has not taken a test, the GMAT should be taken.
  • No specific undergraduate major is required for admission. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A four-year undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 is preferred (or a 3.0 for the last two years of study).
  • An admission index - a total index score of 1,050 or more points based upon the overall undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) x 200 plus the total GMAT test score.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience is expected.

All aspects of the application are reviewed in making the admission decision.


Applicants eligible for consideration under the above guidelines are not guaranteed an offer of admission. Offers of admission are limited to only the most qualified of the eligible applicants as determined by the CBA Graduate Admissions Committee.

The average GMAT score and four-year GPA for those admitted is 588 and 3.30. Applicants are expected to score above 500 on the GMAT.

The Graduate Admissions Committee also considers other variables such as

  • the difficulty of the applicant’s undergraduate program
  • the percentile ranking on the GMAT
  • and the length of time and number of activities since graduation.

Applicants who have taken the GMAT but do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for admission and those who have been denied admission may request reconsideration by submitting a written appeal to the Graduate Admissions Committee demonstrating the likelihood of “high promise of success.”