Business - Graduate

Admission to the graduate business programs (MBA, MAHR, MAL, MAcc) at Ottawa University is limited. The minimum requirements for regular admission include the following:
  • Official transcript indicating an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum junior/senior grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Official transcripts of graduate coursework, if applicable.
  • Application and $75 application fee (waived for alumni).
  • Current resume. Preference is given to applicants with at two years of relevant employment or volunteer experience.
  • Essay of 300-500 words describing the applicant’s development and expectations for graduate study and demonstrating the ability to organize thoughts in a clear, concise manner.
  • International students interested in applying to the graduate program should consult the Dean of International Programs.

Provisional admission may be granted to a student under the following conditions:

  • Junior/senior GPA is between 2.5 and 2.9.
  • Student has not completed necessary preparatory coursework required for the program to which they are applying.
  • Student lacks satisfactory grades in preparatory coursework.

Students granted provisional admission based on criterion must successfully complete 12 semester credit hours of OU coursework with no course grade below a “B” in order to be granted full admission. Students granted provisional admission based on any of the other criteria must meet all other requirements outlined in their provisional acceptance in order to be granted full admission.  Students admitted under provisional status may be required to submit professional letters of recommendation.