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What to Expect

No matter what is holding you back, from your MBA
don’t wait another minute to maximize your potential.

80% of applicants were accepted into Limestone's MBA programAt Limestone College, we get it. That’s why we have customized our MBA program specifically for working adults like you. Take classes Online and On Your Schedule from full-time faculty, earn your degree in less than two years, and start enjoying a lifestyle with a higher salary and a professional network dedicated to your success.

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Myth #1: I don’t have the time.

"I’ll go back to school next year."

How many times have you said this? Perhaps you have hit a plateau in your current job. Maybe you want to switch companies or maximize your earning potential and success in your career.

But you also have a job, bills, a family, and a busy schedule, so you push back your dreams of higher education to next semester, then next year, then whenever you get a chance.

Since enrolling in the Limestone MBA Program, it has exceeded all of my expectations. It provided me development in different areas of business that I had not been exposed to previously. It’s enabled me to be successful.
– Mike English, ‘14, Suwanee, GA

Fact: With the Limestone MBA program, you take classes Online and On Your Schedule . Work on your courses any time, day or night, without sacrificing time with family, friends, or your job. Communicate with your peers through virtual small groups and contact full-time, doctoral professors whenever you have questions.

You will also network face-to-face with peers and world-class faculty at three strategic on-campus residency weekends while learning critical skills for success in your degree.

Myth #2: I can't afford higher education.

When you make the decision to pursue your MBA, you are making an investment not only in yourself but in your future.

You should approach this decision with a long-term perspective, assessing the value a MBA will bring to you personally and professionally.

At Limestone College, we strive to ensure our online MBA program is competitive in its educational offering and available to prospective students at a reasonable cost.

Don’t begin the next phase of your career by paying off a mountain of debt. Contact our Financial Aid office, and let us show you how affordable a Limestone MBA is today.

Fact: Earning your MBA is more affordable than you think. At Limestone, our graduate students have multiple options for financing their degrees and a dedicated Financial Aid staff to walk you through your options.

What are my financing options?
  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Grad Plus Loans
  • Private Education Loans
  • Textbook Rentals
  • Sponsorships
  • Company Tuition Reimbursement

You will also network face-to-face with peers and world-class faculty at three strategic on-campus residency weekends while learning critical skills for success in your degree.

Myth #3: I have to take the GMAT or GRE for acceptance.

Fact: Limestone MBA has three levels of acceptance that provide applicants multiple opportunities to waive the GMAT or GRE test requirement for admissions. Students that hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.25 overall GPA are able to waive the GMAT or GRE test requirement. Students that also have management experience and a certain GPA are able to waive the test requirement. Visit the MBA Admissions website to learn more about the 3 acceptance levels.

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How long will it take to complete Limestone’s online MBA program?

The current online MBA program is designed to take just 1 year and 10 months to complete.

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Is Limestone’s online MBA program accredited?

Yes! Limestone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033 - 4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Limestone College. In addition to SACS accreditation, the MBA program is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP ( is a specialized global business accreditation body following the Baldrige model focused on teaching excellence and continuous improvement. ACBSP evaluates business programs in areas of leadership, strategic planning, stakeholder relationships, quality of academic programs, faculty credentials, and quality improvement.

Any other inquiries that do not pertain to accreditation, such as admission requirements, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to Limestone College by email at or by phone, (864) 488-4370. It is important when selecting any MBA program that you make sure the program is accredited by a regional accrediting body.

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Why should I choose Limestone College?

The Limestone online MBA program is designed for working professionals. Flexible online classes give students the ability to learn day or night based around their personal preferences and schedules. Our innovative curriculum creates opportunities to interact with peers and faculty both online, in group work and through three residency weekends held at our main campus in Gaffney, South Carolina. We are dedicated to providing outstanding instruction for each class. Our full-time MBA faculty is accessible whenever you need them to address questions and assist with problem-solving. While many online colleges and universities teach courses with part-time adjuncts, Limestone is committed to using full-time faculty with doctoral degrees whether you are taking an online class or attending one of the residencies Limestone College’s online MBA program combines the flexibility of an online MBA with the foundational learning opportunities, full-time faculty and long-standing heritage you expect from a traditional MBA program. For more information, email or call (864) 488-4370

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What if I’ve already taken some graduate courses, can I transfer that credit?

Yes, in general, students can transfer up to six (6) credit hours for courses completed with a grade of B or higher from another accredited graduate program. All transfer credits must be approved by Limestone College.

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How do I apply for admission to Limestone’s online MBA program?

We offer an online application process. CLICK HERE to get started today!

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How many classes will I need to take at a time?

The online MBA program is designed for students to focus on one course every eight weeks. In the event that you may not be able to take a course, the program is flexible to accommodate your needs and adjust accordingly.

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Do I need to take the GMAT / GRE test to be accepted?

Most students do take the GMAT or GRE for admission; however, Limestone College does offer three distinct levels of acceptance – one of which does not require a score from either of these tests. For more information on Admission Requirements to our online MBA program, please CLICK HERE.

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Will I need to be online at designated times?

No, Limestone College’s online MBA program is designed for working professionals who need flexibility in their schedule. There is no need to log-on to the internet at any specific time. The courses are flexible allowing you to complete the coursework at your convenience.

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My company offers reimbursement for continuing education, can I use those funds to pay for my online MBA?

Yes, if your employer offers reimbursement for graduate course work, then you can use these funds to finance your MBA. For more information on company tuition reimbursement, CLICK HERE.

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What if I don’t have an undergraduate business degree, can I still be accepted into the online MBA program at Limestone College?

Yes, you do not have to have a business degree to apply or be accepted into the program. Based on your undergraduate coursework, Limestone College may require you to take a selection of business-related undergraduate courses to give you a solid background in business prior to starting your graduate coursework. These courses will be identified to you as part of the admissions process. For more information on Admission Requirements to our online MBA program, please CLICK HERE.

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Is a computer required for Limestone’s MBA program?

Yes. Most of the courses will be given in an online environment, accessible via the Internet. Students will also need access to a word processing program, preferably Microsoft Word. Some courses may be given via podcast, which allows you to download lectures and watch them using your PC or video iPod when you are not connected to the Internet.