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Admissions Requirements

1. Hold a bachelor's degree from a CHEA or USDE-accredited U.S. institution. Note: students with a baccalaureate degree from a state-approved or non-accredited institution are encouraged to apply and ask for a transcript evaluation to determine whether conditional admission is possible.

2. Have at least a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent according to the institution's grading norms, for all course work during the last two years of undergraduate study.

Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on probation under the following provisions:

  • The applicant must complete sixteen hours of graduate courses with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Successful completion of these requirements will lift the student's probationary status and allow him or her to continue in the degree program.
  • An undergraduate background supported by undergraduate achievement, which would indicate the ability to engage successfully in graduate theological studies.

3. Demonstrate proficiency in Bible knowledge. A student seeking to enter the Master of Business Administration degree program must take a written comprehensive examination in the area of Bible Knowledge. The Bible Knowledge examination tests a student's ability to work with Biblical data. In a multiple-choice format, it determines the student's knowledge of some detailed and specific information about Biblical texts, geography, backgrounds, and people.

A passing score on this exam demonstrates a level of competency that does not require remedial course work in Bible and theology. Scores that rank below the acceptable competency level will determine that a student must enroll in 8 hours of remedial, non-credit Biblical studies courses, which Olivet offers at the undergraduate level as required core curriculum courses for all students enrolled in its Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

4. Must demonstrate a strong case for admissions into the Master of Business Administration program. Applicants will be asked to submit three samples of academic/professional work to show preparedness to succeed in the program.

5. Individuals must articulate their goals of study in the graduate program in a written personal essay that will be turned in alongside their application.

6. Those whose native language is not English may opt to submit TOEFL score of 71(internet-based), 197(computer-based), or 530 (paper-based), or IELTS score of 6.0. The score must be obtained no later than five years prior to the date of application.

7. Submit at least three letters of recommendations. One letter must be a reference from a church pastor who is knowledgeable about the applicant's church involvement, preferably from an Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Church in America (EAPCA) denomination. The other two recommendations should come from someone who is able to comment on your professional and educational goals and potential. This could be a professor or supervisor. Recommendations may not be from a member of your immediate family or your spouse.

8. Sign Olivet University's Statement of Faith

9. Submit Olivet University's application form along with the $75 application fee.

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