Master’s Degree Requirements

Graduate Admission

Students seeking graduate admission to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Science in Management (M.S.M.) program must submit the following application requirements:


Application fee (non-refundable): US$100


Completed application


Evidence of completion of bachelor's degree from a recognized school with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better

Official transcripts of all degrees. Transcripts from international institutions of higher education must be evaluated by a recognized evaluation service selected by MU.


Proof of English Language Proficiency

Applicants for master’s degree programs whose native language is other than English must have a score of 477 (paper-based), or 153 (computerbased), or 53 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 80 on Duolingo English Test, or 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and must send their scores to MU’s Admissions Office. Students who have earned a secondary education diploma or degrees from higher education institutions in the U.S. in which English was the major language of instruction do not have to present a TOEFL or IELTS score and may be excused from the equivalent test. Students who have not fulfilled the minimum English proficiency requirement, may be conditionally accepted and enroll for 2 quarters.


Financial Verification Form (FVF) with supporting documents


Copy of passport or photo ID


Letter of recommendation from professional or academic referees


Statement of purpose

At least 250 words, detailing educational and work history, and goals of education and employment


Current resume

Admission of Transferring Students

For transfers to MU, the policy is to accept only three (3) courses (12 units) for transfer credit at the graduate level. Students desiring to transfer such credits must make a formal request which includes: 

  • A list of MU courses for which the student is requesting credits;
  • Official transcript(s) indicating courses that may be equivalent;
  • Descriptions and syllabi/outlines for the course(s) or catalog.

Transfer credits of semester units are approved for equivalency by the subject faculty member. It is the student’s responsibility to begin the process by first becoming familiar with the required courses in the MU program as described in the current catalog.

The University does not automatically give credit for courses completed at other institutions; it determines whether credit will be given by evaluating each course and its content. Only equivalent courses are transferable. A or B grades are required at the graduate level. MU has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.