Applying for Admission
To qualify for admission to the Upper University Graduate Program, the student must meet the requirements listed in this section. The graduate academic advisor will evaluate prior educational experience and grades to determine admission to Upper Iowa University's Graduate Program. The student will be notified in writing of the approval or denial of admission. Check with your program staff to determine where graduate degrees are offered with your learning experience.
MBA, M.Ed., MHEA, MPA Admission Requirements:
- Completed Application.
- Writing Sample — Each candidate will be required to submit a written response to the required essay.
- Two letters of reference.
- Undergraduate GPA or GRE/GMAT score.
MBA Foundational Requirements
To be unconditionally accepted into the MBA program, a learner must hold a BS or BA in a business discipline or be able to demonstrate a basic level of knowledge and achievement in: accounting, business, economics, finance, global business, management, and marketing. Knowledge maybe determined through a competency based evaluation or by completing undergraduate or graduate courses. Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree in a business related field are required to demonstrate a basic level of knowledge in accounting, finance, management, global business and economics by completing undergraduate courses, competency based examination/portfolio review, or MBA Bridge Courses as follows:
MBA 491 Fundamentals of Accounting/Finance
MBA 492 Fundamentals of Management and Leadership
MBA Economics for Managers
Students must complete all foundational requirements before taking more than six semester credits of graduate level courses.