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MBA Information

MBA Program

BYU-Idaho does not offer an MBA program. However, Utah State University (USU) and BYU-Idaho have recently announced that USU will offer a two year part-time (weekend) professional program MBA via the BYU-Idaho campus.  Tuition and enrollment for this program is administered through USU. For more information about this program see the BYU-Idaho Site official announcement and the USU Site.

Students who are planning on continuing with an MBA should spend time doing research on the internet site for the school they are interested in attending.  All MBA programs require the GMAT.  You can schedule to take this test at http://www.mba.com/

In completing your Bachelor's degree, most MBA schools require the following (all of which can be taken at BYU-Idaho):

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Computers and Information Processing
  • Probability and Statistics
  • College Finite Math/Calculus

GMAT Information

Scoring Scale:

http://testmasters.net/gmat/Information/scale.aspx

The Basics:

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a standardized assessment-delivered in English-that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. Schools use the test as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program or in other graduate management programs.The GMAT exam measures basic verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills that you have developed over a long period of time in your education and work.

  • Your knowledge of business
  • Your job skills
  • Specific content in your undergraduate or first university course work
  • Your abilities in any other specific subject area, or
  • Subjective qualities-such as motivation, creativity, and interpersonal skills.

Format and Time Length:

The GMAT exam consists of three main parts:  Analytical Writing Assessment, Quantitative, and Verbal.

Analytical Writing Assessment

The GMAT exam begins with the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA). The AWA consists of two separate writing tasks-Analysis of an Issue and Analysis of an Argument. You are allowed 30 minutes to complete each one.

Quantitative Section

Following an optional ten-minute break, you begin the Quantitative Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 37 multiple-choice questions of two question types -- Data Sufficiency and Problem Solving. You will be allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Verbal Section

After a second optional ten-minute break, you begin the Verbal Section of the GMAT® exam. This section contains 41 multiple choice questions of three question types -- Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and Sentence Correction. You are allowed a maximum of 75 minutes to complete the entire section.

Grad school requirements:

  • Scores range from 200 to 800.
  • Percentile ranking (percentage of ranking among scores in last 3 years)
  • Most schools require a minimum of 500 or 65 %
  • BYU-Provo requires a 600
  • GMAT score expires after 5 years.

Preparations for GMAT: GMAT prep classes are offered on campus.  More information is found at here.

Test season:

The GMAT is generally given in October, January, March, and June. Since the majority of business schools send out their acceptances in the spring, it is wise to take the exam as early as possible to ensure that the scores are received before application deadlines.  Information about the exact dates of the exam, fees, testing locations and a test registration for can be obtained by writing:

Graduate Management Admission Test

Educational testing service

P.O. Box 6103

Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6103

Helpful Website's and where to apply for the GMAT:

http://www.mba.com/

http://www.gmac.com/

http://www.powerscore.com/