The Brock School of Business welcomes applications from students and professionals with solid academic abilities and managerial potential.
Academic ability is evaluated on the basis of undergraduate and graduate academic records, scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE General Test and academic recognition. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrolling in the program. Admission standards require students to earn a GMAT or GRE equivalent score* of 480 or better and an index score of 1050 or better using the formula: higher education GPA x 200 + GMAT score. International applicants also should review our English proficiency requirements.
Managerial potential is evaluated on the basis of the applicant's work experience and professional recognition. Work experience is preferred, but not required. Involvement in continuing education and extracurricular, community and church activities are considered as part of the admission process.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applicants are informed of the application decision by email. Once an applicant is admitted to the program, he/she has an individual advising and orientation session with a graduate program advisor to review program information and policies as well as to determine the individual course plan of study.
*GRE equivalent scores are determined using the GRE Comparison Tool for Business Schools provided by ETS. Applicants with GRE quantitative scores at or below the 20th percentile may not waive any MBA courses.
English courses are available for graduate students through the English Language Learner Institute (ELLI). Directly admitted students are required to take a business tutoring course through ELLI in their first semester and any subsequent semester they are not in good standing.
A student must meet both of the following requirements to be admitted directly to the business school:
English courses are offered in the following subjects:
At the end of each semester, ELLI students will take an assessment test to determine the current level of English proficiency for future course placement.
Students wishing to exit the ELLI program will be assessed at midterm of the semester prior to exiting the program. At that point, students must meet the following requirements:
Elizabeth GambrellAssistant Director of Academic ProgramsBrock School of Businesseagambre@samford.edu205-726-2040