Choose a Track:

One-Year Track

A full-time load with two 7-week courses at a time

18-month Track

A combination of one (1) or two (2) 7-week courses at a time.

Two-Year Track

A part-time load with one 7-week course at a time

Application Timeline

One-Year Track 18-month Track Two-Year Track
Fall 2021 applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis Spring 2021 applications are currently being accepted Fall 2021 applications are currently being accepted

Application Deadlines:

One-Year and two-year Tracks 18-month Track
  • April 15: Priority Deadline I
  • June 1: Priority Deadline II
  • After June 1: Rolling Admission
 

Application Requirements

2

Write and submit a professional statement

The Houghton MBA prepares students for faithful, thoughtful, skillful leadership and includes several distinctive features. In 300-500 words, describe how the Houghton MBA will help you accomplish your personal or professional goals?

3

Submit your official college transcript from your baccalaureate institution

4

Update and submit your resume

5

Obtain and submit two recommendation letters (academic and/or professional)

Admission Criteria

The Houghton MBA is ideally suited for you if you have met all of the following criteria. There are optional pathways if have not yet completed all requirements and you can connect with the MBA Director today to learn more about these at online@houghton.edu. Criteria include:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Sufficient writing skills (as shown with your professional statement)
  • Completion of each of the following prerequisite college level courses with a grade of a B- or higher
    • Accounting (financial, managerial, or accounting and finance principles)
    • Economics (intro to economics, microeconomics, or macroeconomics)
    • Management (principles or fundamentals)
    • Marketing (principles)
    • Statistics
  • 500+ hours of professional work and/or internship experience

Optional Pathways:

If you have not earned at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, an option to be considered for admission is to receive a GMAT exam score of at least 500, along with a statement for each of the following:

  • An explanation of why your grades were below Houghton College’s minimum expectations
  • A description of your potential to be an influence for good
  • A list of your relevant experiences and/or activities that demonstrate ability to complete graduate work at Houghton College successfully (including brief descriptions and supporting evidence if possible)
  • An outline of specific procedures and strategies that you will follow to successfully navigate and meet the rigorous requirements of graduate study

If you have not completed or earned at least a B- in the above courses, options to be considered for admission include:

  • Submission of an example of your work experience that may be used as to waive no more than one or two relevant prerequisite courses
  • An agreement to complete prerequisite courses, either before or alongside your MBA coursework

If you have not yet completed 500+ hours of professional work and/or internship experience, options to be considered for admission include:

  • Listing and quantification of existing hours of your professional work and/or internship experience
  • Written statement of your future opportunities and a timeline for completion of additional hours of professional work and/or internship experience