MBA Admission Requirements

MBA ADMISSIONS

Deadline for COMPLETED Applications for the MBA Program:

  • January Start – Application due by December 1st
  • March Start – Application due by February 1st
  • May Start – Application due by April 1st
  • July Start – Application due by June 1st
  • August Start – Application due by July 1st
  • October Start – Application due by September 1st

*Please check the academic calendar for specific term start dates. 

Get the degree everyone is looking for, a Limestone MBA.

Limestone University evaluates potential students on the basis of ability and achievement. We are limited in the number of students we accept. We make every effort to admit students with the appropriate balance of academic and professional achievements, coupled with their particular interests and talents, that makes them poised for success in our program.

Each applicant must provide the following to be considered for admission into Master of Business Administration program:
  • Baccalaureate and any graduate transcripts from each college/university attended;
  • One letter of recommendation, preferably one related to work and/or academic experiences (recommendations from family members are not acceptable); and
  • Current/Updated resume to include any supervisor/management experience.

Students will be informed in writing of the graduate committee’s decision on admittance into the program.

Limestone University has three distinct levels of acceptance, including:

  • Full Acceptance

    To be considered for full admission into Limestone University's online MBA Program, candidates will need to submit the following:

    • Official undergraduate and any graduate degree transcripts from each regionally accredited college or university attended.
    • One letter of recommendation.
    • One of the following requirements are met:

      • Hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with either a bachelor’s or graduate degree in a business related field
      • Hold a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.25 overall GPA 
      • Hold a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and 3 years of management experience
      • An acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is defined as: (200 X Undergraduate GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 1,000 or (200 X Graduate Work GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 1,200.

    For more information, we invite you to contact Limestone University by email at mba@limestone.edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370.  To get started today, simply CLICK HERE to apply online!

  • Provisional Acceptance

    Provisional acceptance may be given to qualified students who demonstrate a minimum of five (5) years of management experience in their related field. Students seeking provisional acceptance are not required to submit an official GMAT or GRE score. Students that are provisionally accepted into the program will be informed of the conditions to be met for full admission status and the deadlines for meeting each condition.

    To be considered for provisional admission into Limestone University's online MBA Program, candidates will need to submit the following:

    • Official undergraduate and any graduate degree transcripts from each regionally accredited college or university attended.
    • One letter of recommendation.
    • Proof of at least five (5) years of management related experience or sufficient undergraduate GPA.
    • One of the following requirements are met:

      • 5 or more years of management experience and a GPA of 2.6 -2.99 undergraduate GPA (exceptions can be made based on years since graduation and level of experience)
      • An acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). An acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is defined as: (200 X Undergraduate GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 800 or (200 X Graduate Work GPA) + (GMAT / GMAT Equivalency Score) = 950

    For more information, we invite you to contact Limestone University by email at mba@limestone.edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370.  To get started today, simply CLICK HERE to apply online!

  • Conditional Acceptance

    Conditional acceptance may be given to qualified students who meet the requirements of full or provisional acceptance but did not major in business. Students who did not major in business are required to take the following undergraduate course to fully prepare them for the academic rigor of Limestone’s online MBA program:

    BA 500 - Foundations in Business
    The purpose of this course is to give non-business majors or those not comfortable in specific business topics a basic understanding of business to ensure success in an MBA program. Depending on each student’s prior academic background, a different number of foundational modules may be required. Grading is on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Credit awarded for this course will not count toward graduation requirements for the MBA program. Once the required modules are completed, the student may begin the MBA program.

    Students that are conditionally accepted into the program will be informed of the conditions to be met for full admission status and the deadlines for meeting each condition. Once a candidate has completed the required courses, then he/she will automatically be moved to full or provisional status.

    Financial aid may be available for these undergraduate courses. A member of our Financial Aid office will be glad to assist with any questions – (864) 488-8800

    Students may also test out of the required pre-requisite courses by successfully completing either a CLEP or DANTES examination. For additional information please contact our Testing Center at (864) 488-8376.

    For more information, we invite you to contact Limestone University by email at mba@limestone.edu or by phone, (864) 488-4370.  To get started today, simply CLICK HERE to apply online

2021-2022 Graduate Tuition

2022-2023 Graduate Tuition

Graduate Tuition

$1,950 per course ($650 pch)

Graduate Tuition

MBA, MSHI, MSW - $1,950 per course
MSN - $1,800 per course
MSAT - $500 per credit hour
M.Ed. - $1,350 per course for licensed teachers

Active Military Discounted Tuition

(-$100 per credit hour)
$1,650 per course ($550 pch)

Active Military Discounted Tuition

(-$100 per credit hour)

MBA, MSHI, MSW - $1,650 per course
MSN - $1,500 per course
MSAT - $400 per credit hour
M.Ed. – $1,050 per course

Fees

Graduation Fee - $150
Student Identity Verification Fee- $5

Fees

Graduation Fee - $150
Student Identity Verification Fee- $5