MBA FAQ — Answers to Common MBA Questions

Common questions about our MBA program.

  • Is the GMAT or GRE required? Can I submit my application if I haven't completed a test yet?
  • Can the GMAT or GRE requirement be waived?
  • What is a competitive GMAT score? Is there a minimum GMAT score?
  • Does USD offer conditional admission?
  • What is the cost of the MBA program?
  • What are the application deadlines?
  • How much post-undergraduate work experience is required for MBA program consideration?
  • Does the School of Business offer a fifth year undergraduate plus one-year MBA option?
  • Does the School of Business require math or business related undergraduate coursework in order to be admitted to the MBA program?
  • Does the School of Business accept transfer students or transfer credit?
  • Does the School of Business accept 3-year bachelor's degrees?
  • May I have my international degree evaluated after I've been admitted?
  • Can students switch from the Professional MBA to the Full-time MBA (or from full-time to professional) after the first semester of the program?
  • Can students in the Full-time MBA program work while they attend school?
  • If I attended USD as an undergraduate, do I need to submit an official transcript with my MBA application?
  • Can I request an interview?
  • Can admitted applicants defer admission?
  • What happens if I am not admitted?
  • Is an English language proficiency exam required for international applicants?

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