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Admission to the MBA Program


It is best to contact the MBA director to begin the process of application. The MBA director can be reached at the following phone number and e-mail: (203) 392-5633 or

Acceptance into the program is predicated on acceptance into Southern's School of Graduate Studies.

The graduate school application is available on the Web site


Candidates for admission to the MBA program are required to hold a four-year baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited institution. An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. Admission decisions are based on a combination of a student's undergraduate academic performance, professional accomplishment, letters of recommendation, and scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The GMAT requirement could be waived for any student with an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Applicants with a graduate degree may also be exempted from the GMAT.

In addition, admission to the program requires an acceptable combination of an undergraduate grade point average and GMAT score. Of these, the greatest weight is given to undergraduate academic performance. If applicants are unable to submit a GMAT score before their desired start date, they may be admitted provisionally (based on prior academic and professional performance) for a maximum of two terms. Receipt of a GMAT score is required for full acceptance and continuation in the program.


Students accepted in the MBA program will study full time or part time in an engaging environment. Those students not employed will be assisted in having an ongoing relationship with an employer who can provide a mentoring role. Additionally, the employer will provide access to educational and research opportunities within the organization. The MBA curriculum is a 51-hour program distributed over 17 courses.