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Applying to NCCU MBA

Admission to NCCU’s MBA program is based on a qualitative and quantitative assessment of factors deemed relevant for successful graduate study. Factors considered in the admission decision include:

  1. Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or (GRE)
  2. Prior academic record (Transcripts)
  3. Employment history (Resume)
  4. Personal essay
  5. Recommendations of instructors, employers, or others

A personal interview is frequently required for admission. Applicants for the MBA program may seek admission with a variety of undergraduate majors.

All applicants must submit application through APPLY YOURSELF

All MBA applicants must have the results of their GMAT as well as official, sealed transcripts covering all previous college or university work submitted directly to the School of Graduate Studies:  

North Carolina Central University School of Graduate Studies
1801 Fayetteville Street
123 Taylor Education Building
Durham, NC 27707
Telephone: (919) 530-7396

Admission of International Applicants

For admission purposes, all applicants who are either noncitizens of the United States or are graduates of institutions of higher learning located outside the United States are defined as international applicants. In addition to providing GMAT results, academic credentials, and letters of recommendation, international applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the English language by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or earn a grade of “C” or better in freshman English at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.  An interview may be required. Candidates should obtain a minimum score of 173 on the TOEFL; test results must be submitted directly to the Office of the Director of MBA Programs.
  2. International applicants with academic credits from institutions outside the United States should have academic documents submitted directly by the institution to the World Educational Service (WES). After review by WES, the transcripts should be sent directly to the MBA program office..
  3. International applicants are required to submit documentation certifying their capacity to meet the financial requirements necessary to complete the MBA program.
  4. International applicants must meet all applicable immigration requirements.


Admission credentials for all applicants must be received by:

  • March 1 for fall enrollment;
  • October 1 for spring enrollment.

Space in graduate programs offered by the School of Business is limited. Applicants are advised to apply early.

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