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Entrance Requirements for the MBA in Sustainable Business

The following is projected for students entering the university in 2021-22 and is subject to change.

  • Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree or the equivalent.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher, or GPA of 3.2 or higher in the final two years of college.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE General Test is recommended but not required.
  • Acceptance is based upon the quality of undergraduate performance, aptitude test scores, work experience, and other achievements.

Before enrolling for the first semester of the MBA, students should be familiar with principles of economics, from a prior college course or from reading a Principles of Economics textbook. Knowledge of college algebra is strongly recommended for acceptance into the program.

One-year, full-time MBA

  • If you have an undergraduate degree with a major in business and a GPA of 2.8 or higher, you may receive waiver credit for undergraduate business courses in any of the eight MBA Foundation areas in which you received a grade of B or higher: Marketing, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Law and Ethics, Operations/Quality Management, Human Resource Management, MIS, and Sustainable Business.
  • Maximum 18 credits may be waived.
  • Students who waive the full MBA Foundation and who take classes on campus in the daytime schedule could earn their MBA in as little as one year.

English language verification

Applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.


Before your first class

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • MIU has a special TM course fee of $210 for students.
  • On-campus students can either (1) learn TM for free upon arrival or (2) learn prior to enrolling and get reimbursed their $210 course fee.
  • Online students are required to learn the TM technique before starting the first class at MIU and will get reimbursed their $210 course fee.
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details.
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org