To be admitted to the MBA program, students must meet the University
requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and present both
an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and an
acceptable undergraduate grade point average (G.P.A).
Students must have at least 1,050 points based on the formula: 200 times the
undergraduate GPA plus a minimum GMAT score of 450.
Applicants are expected to reflect the current MBA student body which
possesses an average formula score of more than 1,150.
International students are required to submit an official GMAT and Test of
English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Michigan English Language Test (MELAB) or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam scores for admission
to the MBA Program.
Applicants with TOEFL scores of 213 (paper-based test:550/IBT:79) or MELAB
scores of 80 or IELTS scores of 6.5 and above may be considered for regular
Applicants with TOEFL scores between 173 and 210 (paper-based
test:550-547/IBT:61-78) may be granted conditional admission and will be
required to take an English Placement exam administered by CMU's English
Language Institute (ELI) upon arrival.
International students are also required to complete a written sample and
oral proficiency exam during orientation week when they arrive on campus.
If students fail to obtain satisfactory scores in one or both exams, they
will be required to take additional English course work as recommended by the
English Language Institute (ELI). This course work can be taken along with MBA
classes and must be completed by the end of the second semester on campus.
This course work can be taken along with MBA classes and must be completed by
the end of the second semester on campus.
For more information on TOEFL, visit: www.ets.org/toefl/
For more information on IELTS, visit: www.ielts.org/
The GMAT exam tests students for their language and mathematical skills. This
exam is required for admittance to the MBA program because it allows the
admission committee to evaluate the prospective student's facility with written
English, logical thinking, and analytical analysis.
To schedule a GMAT exam date:
Central Michigan University's Center for Learning Assessment Services (CLAS)
administers the GMAT on our campus. Please contact CLAS at 989-774-1092 to
schedule an exam date if you'd like to take the exam in Mount Pleasant. At
Central Michigan University the GMAT exam is administered on the 1st Tuesday,
1st Friday, and last Friday of each month.
At other locations, the GMAT exam is administered through Pearson VUE. For
more information about the locations and cost of the GMAT exam please visit the
The exam takes approximately four (4) hours to complete. Therefore, we
encourage students to purchase study guide materials to review prior to taking
Before leaving the test center facility, an unofficiall copy of
your GMAT score results will be printed for you. An official copy will be mailed
to you ten to fourteen
days after your test date. In order to have your GMAT
score sent directly to CMU, please request that CMU receive a copy of your GMAT
Registering for Courses
Once admitted to the MBA program, students may register for courses through
the MBA Office or the PORTAL-online CMU student service.
To access the portal go to https://my.cmich.edu/default.aspx
and use your CMU Global ID and password to login. If you have not activated your
CMU Global ID and password, you may set up your account and password by logging
If you have any difficulties with the technology, please contact the
Information Technology (IT) Department at 989-774-3662. or you may visit their
Students may call 1-800-283-0234 or access the online CMU Bookstore website
to order textbooks directly from the CMU Bookstore. Provide your Discover,
MasterCard, Visa or American Express credit card number, and the books will be
shipped to your residence.
The CMU Bookstore website: http://www.cmubookstore.com/