Guaranteed MBA Admission Program

Kent State is proud to offer incoming students with an excellent academic record direct admission into the MBA program. Through this program, students could complete their bachelor’s degree and MBA in as little as five years! Students that meet the requirements below and who maintain academic excellence during their bachelor’s degree program will receive the following benefits:

  • Automatic admission into the MBA program
  • No graduate school application fees
  • No need to take the GRE/GMAT
  • Application essay and letters of recommendation waived

Students who receive the invitation to participate in the program do not need to do anything further to participate in this program. The offer has been included in their academic files, and the offer will activate when they submit their application to the MBA program during their Junior year.

Incoming Student Program Requirements 

  • For Incoming Freshmen

    • High school GPA of 3.4 or better
    • Preference given to candidates with rigorous high school coursework (AP, IB, CCP, Honors, etc.)
  • For Current and Incoming Transfer Students

    • Transfer GPA of college level credit of 3.2 or better for students with 30+ college credits
    • Transfer students with 29 credits or less will be evaluated on a combination of their college level coursework GPA and high school GPA

Program participants must maintain and meet the following requirements during the pursuit of their bachelor’s degree at Kent State:

  • Enroll in a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) major 
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative Kent State GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Quantitative Course Requirements – Students must take two (2) quantitative courses, such as advanced algebra or statistics, and receive a “B” or higher in both courses; relevant AP tests with score of 4 or better and IB Mathematics tests with score of 5 or better are also acceptable.
  • Submit MBA application during your junior year to allow for combined degree course identification

Students admitted to the MBA program through this offer have the ability to defer the pursuit of their MBA for up to one year.

More Information

For more information, please contact your admissions counselor through the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 1-800-988-KENT or  

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