Grad School Planning: Business
Advising Tips for Students Considering an MBA
There are several helpful websites that provide information to assist students who are considering pursuing an MBA. The most common questions include:
Will an MBA help me meet my career goals?
Should I get work experience before beginning graduate study?
Should I take specific courses as an undergraduate to prepare for MBA study?
What should I expect in terms of return on my investment?
Should I study on a part-time of full-time basis?
How do I determine if a particular school is a good fit for me?
The links below address these questions and more:
Union Graduate College provides two AASCB accredited MBA options; 1) The MBA with optional areas of focus including Finance, Marketing and Operations, and Management; and 2) The MBA in Healthcare Management. Like most high quality, AACSB accredited MBA degree programs; this program is designed for students with no undergraduate business courses. Like many MBA degree programs, students who have completed courses in core content areas may waive up to eight MBA core courses. This is often the basis for what is referred to as an “Accelerated MBA”. Waiving courses reduces the total time needed to complete the degree.
Union College and Union Graduate College (UGC) offer a joint program option for students wishing to pursue an MBA degree at UGC directly from undergraduate. Union College students may begin taking graduate courses in their junior year. Joint program students can take up to three MBA courses and have them apply as electives at Union College and toward the MBA degree at UGC. UGC recommends that Union students take calculus and statistics at the undergraduate level to waive these MBA core requirements. Union College students may also consider taking two Economics courses at the undergraduate level that can be used to waive the core Economics requirement in the MBA program.
Many MBA programs have minimum undergraduate GPA and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. Union Graduate College requires a minimum of 3.0 GPA and 500 GMAT score.