Business Administration/Library and Information Science
This program allows students to simultaneously pursue the MBA and the Master of Information Science degree (MIS) in less time than is required to earn them separately. To be admitted to the program a student must first be admitted to the MBA program and then apply to the MIS program. The MBA admission criteria are sufficient for the MIS program, so no additional application materials or standardized tests are necessary. Completing the program requires a minimum of 48 semester hours and, generally, two calendar years including summer sessions.
Admission to NCCU MBA is based on a qualitative and quantitative assessment of factors deemed relevant for successful graduate study. Candidates are carefully evaluated with respect to their ability to handle the academic demands of the program and potential for continued growth as managers and leaders. The admissions team seeks to enroll a diverse MBA class with a variety of interests, experiences and talents. Students are admitted for the fall or spring semester. Factors considered in the admission decision include:
- Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
- Prior academic record
- Employment history
- Personal essay
- Recommendations of instructors, employers, or others
- TOEFL score required for non-native English speakers, unless your degree is from an English-language university in a country where English is the native language.
Students seeking to do graduate work at the School of Library and Information Sciences must be formally admitted to the school by the dean. The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree) from an accredited institution. The requirements for admission to the graduate programs in Library and Information Sciences are:
- An undergraduate degree with at least 90 semester hours of liberal arts courses
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 for all undergraduate academic work
- A copy of the Graduate Record Examination scores, Graduate Management Admission Test scores (joint MBA/MIS applicants only), or the Law School Admission Test scores (joint JD/MLS applicants only)
A personal interview is frequently required.