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All RSU MBA courses are delivered in an online, 8-week format. Students may begin courses at five entry dates each year: January, March, June, August, or October. 

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 

  • The RSU MBA program requires students to have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field from an accredited college or university. A degree in a business-related field is recommended, but not required.  
  • If a student’s bachelor’s degree is in a non-business field, he or she will need to complete the business preparatory course and earn a grade of B or better. RSU conveniently offers this course in an online 8-week format. Credit for this course does not count toward the 36-hour program requirement. 
  • International credentials will be evaluated using an authorized English translation. Non-English documentation must be translated and evaluated by approved vendors. 


  • Business graduates must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above. 
  • Non-business majors must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, and they must complete the business preparatory course. 
  • The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applicants with a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 on Bachelor’s degree. 

No GMAT Required 

  • Rogers State University does not require the GMAT or GRE for admission to the MBA program. 

English Language Proficiency 

  • All MBA courses will be taught in American English.
  • Assignments, tests, papers, and correspondence with instructors are expected to be completed in English.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to secure translation services or transcription services. 

Katrina Loy Herndon, BSBA ’13, MBA ’16

“I’m a Project Coordinator in a support role at a major energy company, and I wanted to move forward in my career. Getting my MBA expanded my skills and knowledge in the business world and made me more competitive in the job market. As an RSU alumna, I know they have high-quality professors who take interest in their students’ success. Small class sizes allow them to be more involved in teaching each student than they could be at a larger university. That’s why I chose to get my MBA at RSU.”

Katrina Loy Herndon