Apply to the MBA Program
- Applicant must adhere to the UND Graduate School standards for admission. Click here to see the Grad School standards.
- A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
- An overall grade point average of at least 3.00 in the undergraduate degree program or of at least 3.25 for the last two years, or equivalent, of undergraduate work (based on 4.00 scale).
- Completion of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a score that equals or exceeds an overall total score of 500. The MBA program will not consider GMAT scores below 450. In certain circumstances, applicants may substitute the GRE (with similar percentile scores expected to those noted above). This situation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- Minimum competence in business math and statistics, accounting, economics, and finance. This competence is normally demonstrated by having a bachelor’s degree in business administration, previous equivalent course work in each of four subject areas, or by successful completion of self-paced boot camp courses on these topics from Ivy Software. To register for the boot camp courses, please visit
MBA Prerequisite Competence
Applicants must demonstrate a minimum competence in business math and statistics, accounting, economics, and finance. Competence in these foundational topics can be demonstrated in three ways:
Possessing a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with the grade point requirements stated above.
Completion of equivalent course work in the four topics areas, with a grade of “B” (or the equivalent) or better in each course. The MBA Program Director will determine if previous course work meets the expectations for entering students.
Successful completion of self-paced online boot camp courses on these topic areas from Ivy Software (https://www.mbaprepworks.com/local/iomad_signup/signup.php?id=128&code=UNDakota). Students can go directly to Ivy Software’s web site for registration information. Students must achieve a score of 80% or greater in each course in order to successfully complete the prerequisite requirement. Students will have a maximum of 2 attempts to successfully complete each course; students that fail to pass the boot camp course after 2 attempts will be required to complete an undergraduate course judged by the MBA Program Director to be equivalent to that subject, with a grade of “B” (or the equivalent) or better.
Ivy Software Boot Camp Course List
Business Math and Statistics (http://ivysoftware.com/BusinessMathandStatistics.html)
Financial Accounting (http://ivysoftware.com/FinancialAccounting.html)
Fundamentals of Economics (http://ivysoftware.com/FundamentalsofEconomics.html)
Understanding Corporate Finance (http://ivysoftware.com/UnderstandingCorporateFinance.html)
- Visit the Graduate School's My GradSpace
- Click "My GradSpace Login"
- Click "Account Activation/Password Retrieval"
- Enter your e-mail address and click submit
- Follow the steps provided in the e-mail sent from My GradSpace
Mail Test Scores
Official standardized test scores and transcripts should be mailed to:
UND School of Graduate Studies Admissions
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8178
Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Priority deadlines for admission for each semester are as follows:
- Spring semester – October 15
- Summer semester - March 15
- Fall semester – May 15
Statement of Goals and Objectives
The statement should define and emphasize your special skills, strengths, and goals. It should include academic or professional accomplishments, as well as career goals. The statement should be concise, preferably one to two pages in length.
One official copy of all academic transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended must arrive in envelopes sealed by the registrar. Transcripts that have been opened or tampered with will not be accepted. Do not send high school/intermediate/secondary transcripts.
Three Letters of Recommendation
It is preferable that the recommendations (references) come from those who can honestly evaluate your potential for graduate study. Reference letters may be submitted in lieu of the recommendation forms provided for you.
A $35 application fee in U.S. funds must accompany each application for admission. The application fee will not be waived or deferred, and it is non-refundable.
The GMAT must be sent directly by Educational Testing Services. The institution code for the University of North Dakota is 6878 for the GMAT. You can register for the GMAT by visiting www.mba.com or www.gmat.com. The cost of the exam is $250. The nearest location to the University is at the Pearson Professional Center in West Fargo. The contact number is 701.277.4599.
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Priority Application Deadlines
- Fall: May 15
- Spring: October 15
- Summer: March 15