Application Regulations & Requirements

MBA - Application Regulations & Requirements

Application Regulations
The Cumberland University rules and regulations found elsewhere in the Catalog and in the Cumberland University Student Handbook apply to Services MBA students. These regulations include, but not limited to, admissions, registration, schedule changes, withdrawal from class and/or the university, graduation participation, grade-point average, release of information, student services, class availability, use of English, class attendance/preparation, grade reports, enrollment certification/verification, change of name/address, and academic misconduct.

Application Requirements

Cumberland University makes no distinction in its admission policies or procedures on grounds of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, or physical handicap.

A person may be admitted into Cumberland University on a provisional basis using “QUIK ADMIT” but take no more than six semester hours of MBA courses by providing each of the following items:

  1. A completed application form; A $50 application fee;
  2. An official transcript from the accredited institution which granted the student a baccalaureate degree.

The provisional admission of a person to take a limited number of courses is offered to provide the person time to complete all requirements for acceptance by the MBA faculty into the MBA Program. Such acceptance is necessary in order to continue studies beyond one provisional semester.

A person may be accepted into the MBA Program to pursue the Master of Business Administration degree by providing each of the following items:

  1. A completed application form; A $50 application fee; An official transcript from the accredited institution which granted the student a baccalaureate degree; An acceptable score by the student on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test); An acceptable cumulative undergraduate grade point average [either all four years or the last two (junior, senior) years] earned by the student; Three recommendations, one of which is from the student's own employment supervisor; Official transcripts from all other higher education institutions where the student earned course credit, if any;
  2. An interview with the MBA Director.

The accepted student will have an undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) which is high enough when multiplied by 200 and the result is combined with the student's GMAT score and interview score that it will total at least 1000. Thus, minimal acceptance is:

UGPA x 200 + GMAT + Interview Score = 1000   (1)

IF a student has already taken the GRE at the time of admissions, then the test will be accepted.

Please note:

The GRE scoring system has been revised, and will affect only those students who have taken the GRE after August 1, 2011. The new scale ranges from 130-170 points; whereas the previous scale went from 200-800 points. In order to reflect the change in numerical values from the old scores to the current, we will convert a student’s new scores using the GRE Concordance Table (found at the link below). The same formula that was used for the previous GRE scoring system will then be used after the revised GRE scores are converted based off the GRE Concordance Table.

To determine your converted score please visit the following site: GRE Concordance Table.

Formula 1 is modified for the GRE by inserting the mean of the student's verbal and quantitative GRE scores in place of the GMAT score. Thus:

UGPA x 200 + (GRE verb. + quan. / 2) + Interview Score = 1000   (2)

A maximum of 50 points are possible for an interview with the Director.

Once accepted into the MBA Program, the student may continue to register for courses to complete the degree requirements unless poor performance intervenes.