Admission and Financial Aid

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GMAT NOT required when primary qualifications are met (see below)

100% In-person courses 

Applicants to the Master of Business Administration program must meet the following criteria:
A bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university, and ONE of the following:
  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale) for all undergraduate coursework attempted 
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) for all upper-level coursework attempted
  3. A minimum composite score of 1,100 based on the formula of (upper-level GPA x 200) + (GMAT or GRE) = 1,100. Either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or its equivalent on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE) - using the ETS Published "GRE Comparison Table for Business Schools" will be considered. 

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. 

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

Tuition & Fees

The Controller's Office web page details the current tuition and mandatory fee schedules for the MBA Program.  
The site also provides information regarding a number of other items including:  fee payment deadlines, international fees, housing, meal plans, optional fees (e.g., motor vehicle, post office box), refund schedules etc.

Graduate Student Assistantships

Numerous Graduate Assistantships are available in a variety of capacities and offices/departments within the College of Business. MBA students are encouraged to seek Graduate Assistantships available in other offices/departments throughout the university.

Students wishing to apply for Graduate Assistantships must apply online through Human resources. For information on available positions and electronic application forms, visit the Southeastern Employment Site.

 In order to be considered for a GA position you must meet the following criteria:

  • Fully-accepted into a Graduate Program

  • Maintain all academic requirements of your respective program

  • Be enrolled in at least 6-hours of coursework in the Spring and Fall, 3-hours in the Summer.

Scholarship Opportunities

Audrey & Nicholas Tournillion Endowed Presidential Level Scholarship*


  • Married

  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 or higher

  • Full-time student

  • Officially accepted into the MBA program

Byard Edwards Scholarship*


  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher

  • Resident of the Florida Parishes

  • Officially accepted into the MBA program

  • Taking only graduate level coursework

Sanderson Farms MBA Scholarship*


  • Must be accepted to the Southeastern MBA program

  • Must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0

  • Must be enrolled full-time

  • Must exhibit leadership in academic and extracurricular activities

  • Students having graduated from academic disciplines outside of business and those NOT holding a graduate assistantship will be considered and given preference

Retention: Four (4) semesters, as long as the criteria are met

For more information regarding Scholarships, please email