Frequency Asked Questions
What is an MBA?
A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a degree in business designed for students who have completed their undergraduate, bachelor’s (baccalaureate) degree. The full-time MBA is available for international as well as US domestic students.
Who should consider an MBA from GU?
An MBA is the premier credential for those who wish to advance in their current or future professional positions, manage their own organizations, or begin their own firm. Most students entering the MBA program at GU have completed a bachelor’s degree in business or a related field. Students with other backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.
How long is the program?
The full-time MBA is designed to be completed in as few as 15 intensive months of study for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in business or a closely related field. The MBA at GU is a complete, but accelerated, MBA. Most MBAs require 2 years (4 terms) of study. At GU, a term of study lasts 10 weeks, and 5 full terms are scheduled within one year.
Is the Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) always required?
GU reserves the right to request scores for the GMAT. However, if an applicant’s academic background is strong, especially in quantitative areas (mathematics, economics, accounting, engineering, etc.), the GMAT is often waived.
When does the program begin?
There are 4 entry points per year: Fall; Winter; Spring; and Summer. Regardless of when a student begins the MBA, it can be completed in as few as 15 months.
What classes are offered in the MBA?
The program of study includes 15 core courses. Core classes include: Operations Management, Legal & Ethical Decisions, Organizational Behavior and Development, Project Management, Global Marketing Management, Financial Analysis and Strategies, Information Management for Leaders, Human Resource Development, Economics for Managerial Decision-Making, International Business Strategy and Planning, Change & Innovation in Organizations, Risk and Conflict Management, Organizational Leadership, Current Trends in Business Environment, Strategic Planning and Management.
Is work experience required?
Work experience is preferred but not always required. It depends upon applicants’ backgrounds.
Where is GU?
GU is located in the heart of Southern California, about miles east of downtown Los Angeles and one mile north of Interstate Highway #10. the central location of the school makes I convenient to all modes of public transportation and virtually all educational, library, civic, and entertainment centers in Southern California. The climate of Southern California is near perfect and the region is widely regarded as being among the finest in the world.
What are the classes like?
Using a combination of lecture, discussion, individual and group projects, research components, in-class activities, and more, MBA classes at GU are highly interactive, extremely demanding, and thoroughly challenging.
How can I pay for the program?
There is no financial assistance for MBA students at GU. All domestic and international students pay full tuition. The tuition has to be paid 3 weeks ahead before each quarter starts.
Who is eligible to apply?
Students who have completed undergraduate (bachelor’s) degrees are eligible to apply.
I have specific questions. Whom should I contact?
Please send all general inquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name (last name, first name), specific questions, and all other relevant information (phone number, and e-mail address). Your inquiry will be promptly forwarded to the appropriate official, who will respond directly to you.
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