MBA Admission Requirements
AAU admission policy is based on students’ academic achievements in the Bachelors Degree, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, handicap or national origin. The student may be accepted in the MBA program either as a full time or part time. All documents presented by the applicant for admission purposes become the property of AAU and are not returned.
Each applicant must complete an application form available at the Admission and Registration office. This form must be submitted at the dates announced by the University, and must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. No late applications will be accepted. To be accepted in the MBA program, the applicant must:
1. General Requirements
To be accepted in the MBA program, the applicant must have:
- A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale (or its established equivalent) in the applicant’s Baccalaureate degree program.
- A TOEFL score of 550 on the Paper-Based, 213 on the Computer-Based, or 79 on the Internet-Based test, or the equivalent score on another standardized test approved by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MOHESR), (such as IELTS score of 6.0), is required of all students admitted to MBA program with the following exceptions:
- A native speaker of English who has completed his/her undergraduate education in an English medium institution in a country where English is the official language.
- A student admitted to and graduated from an English medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the MOHESR, upon admission to his/her undergraduate program.
2. Conditional Admission:
- A student with a recognized baccalaureate degree and a TOEFL score of 530 (197 CBT, 71 iBT) or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the Commission may be admitted conditionally to the program if he/she meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
- a.must achieve a TOEFL score of 550, or equivalent, by the end of the first semester;
- b.may take a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study, not including intensive English courses;
- c.must achieve an overall grade point average of 3 on a scale of 4, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the program.
- A student with a recognized baccalaureate degree with a CGPA between 2.00 and 2.99 on a scale of 4, or its established equivalent, and who meets the English language competency requirements for general admission stated in part 2 above must meet the following requirements:
- must have at least two years of relevant work experience
- takes a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study
- must achieve an overall grade point average of 3 on a scale of 4, or its established equivalent, in the first nine credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the program.
- the final decision will be based on an interview arranged by the Director of the MBA program.
3. Non-Business Graduates:
In addition to all of the above mentioned requirements, non-business major students will be enrolled as pre-MBA students, where they must study some business courses. The Pre-MBA courses are provided to students (with non-business background) in a case by case basis. The student should study up to four undergraduate courses offered by the College of Business Administration based on the needs for each student as decided by the MBA Committee.
4. Admission of Transfer Students
Course work completed at another accredited University may be accepted in the MBA program with the following provisions:
- Credit towards the MBA degree must be at the postgraduate level and must have received grades of at least B.
- Credits to be transferred must relate to the content of the courses and/or be comparable to those offered at the University. Copies of catalog course descriptions or course syllabi are required to process requests for the transfer of credits.
- The maximum approved transfer credits toward MBA program must not exceed 12 credits.
5. Admission of Audit Students
An individual may enroll at the MBA program for non degree study on either a full-time or part-time basis. Although such individuals are classified as non-matriculating, they are provided an opportunity for academic study with concentration in a particular area of interest:
- They are not entitled to earn a degree from the university without gaining admission to the MBA program.
- Non-degree students who take one or more than one course per semester, or who take courses for more than one semester, must also receive approval from the Director of the MBA program.
6. Admission of Visiting Students
Students from other universities may enroll as visiting graduate at AAU MBA program for credits to be transfer to their universities. To be admitted as a visiting graduate student, a student should submit a request and an official letter from student’s home university:
- A request for visiting student admission to the MBA program.
- An official letter from student’s home university pointing out the courses that the student can register in the program.