Admission Information

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There are two methods for admission into the MBA program: Method 1 or Method 2. Each of these methods has its own unique requirements for admission. 


Both methods however require a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and International students must also have a minimum TOEFL score of 500 or a minimum internet-based TOEFL score of 75. International students are encouraged to contact the office of admissions to receive more information regarding their admission into the program. 




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Method 1


Applicants must meet at least one of the following options under both the GPA AND GMAT criteria in order to be considered for Method 1 admission into the MBA Program.


1) GPA:

Option 1 - Student must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA

OR Option 2 - If the student does not meet the GPA requirement of option 1, then the calculated GPA of all upper-level coursework (all 300 and 400 level courses) must be equivalent to a 3.0.


2) GMAT:

Option 1 - Student must attain a minimum score of 430.

OR Option 2 - If a student already has obtained a master's degree from an accredited institution, the MBA director may consider a waiver of the GMAT requirement, taking into consideration factors such as the recency and discipline of degree.

OR Option 3- Student may have the GRE equivalent of a GMAT score of 430. Use this conversion table.


Method 2


Students must meet the following requirements for Method 2 admission into the MBA program.


1) Method 2 requires a composite score of 1,100 utilizing the following formula:

(Upper level GPA X 200) + (GMAT or GRE converted score) = 1,100

EXAMPLE - (3.0 X 200) + 500 = 1,100

2) The GPA requirement is a calculated upper-level GPA (junior and senior classes) of 3.0.

3) Student may convert their GRE score to a GMAT score for this calculation. Use this conversion table.


GPA GPA X 200 Req'd GMAT Total of 1100
3.4 680 420 1100
3.5 700 400 1100
3.6 720 380 1100
3.7 740 360 1100
3.8 760 340 1100
3.9 780 320 1100
4.0 800 300 1100

Prerequisite Courses (9 Hours):


The MBA program has three prerequisites which are needed before scheduling certain courses. Most students with an undergraduate business degree from an accredited business school are likely to have already taken these courses.


All applicants will want to schedule an advising session with the MBA Director to evaluate your transcripts and to develop a personal degree plan.


MATH 241 or other similar Statistics Courses

3 Credit Hours 

Collection and organization of business and economic data; descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency and dispersion; statistical inference; probability; time series; index numbers; and regression and correlation topics.

FIN 381- Business Finance

3 Credit Hours

Prerequisites: Junior standing and ACCT 200. A study of organization of business firms, financial planning, funds from operation, short and intermediate loan capital, owners' equity, long-term debt, and business promotion and expansion. A Laboratory fee is required for this course.

ACCT 200- Introduction to Financial Accounting

3 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. An introduction to corporate financial accounting systems including preparing, interpreting, and using financial statements.

*Non-business undergraduate students may be able to schedule ACCT 200 and FIN 381 concurrently but must first contact the MBA Director for permission.

**Students must attain a grade of "C" or better on all prerequisite coursework.



GMAT Informational Walk-Through


Step 1- Go to and click on "The GMAT Exam."
Step 2- The cost is $250.00. Next, you should click on the button that says "Schedule a GMAT Exam." This brings you to the web page in which you have to create an account. Do so, and then proceed.
Step 3- Fill out all information and proceed to "Schedule Your Exam" to find a testing center near you.
Step 4- Type in your zip code and the closest testing centers will populate. Select one of the testing centers and proceed
Step 5- Choose a date and time that coordinates with your schedule and proceed.
Step 6- Confirm your test appointment and pay for your exam to complete the application process.

**Once you have completed this process, you will receive a confirmation email with all of the relevant information pertaining to your testing appointment.


All application materials are to be submitted to:

Graduate Admissions
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU Box 10752
Hammond, La 70402-0752



International Students


All international students must contact Amber Silessi for information on rules and regulations about applying to Southeastern Louisiana University. She can be reached at:

International Services
Amber Silessi