Application Deadline

The M.S. in Management Studies program application fee is $85. Application deadlines for May 2020 admission:

  • Early round is Nov. 15, 2019
  • Final round is Jan. 15, 2020

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Management Studies program, an applicant must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree, or its four-year equivalent, from a recognized educational institution, and have a cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.00 or higher in the last two years of their program.
    • If a candidate applies within 15 credits of graduation for an undergraduate degree, the bachelor’s degree requirement is waived if the applicant has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate work.
  2. Take the GMAT or GRE and submit your score to MSU. The GMAT submission code for the MS in Management Studies is QH0-5P-53 (note that is “QH[zero]”). The GRE submission code is 1465. The GMAT/GRE requirement is waived for MSU graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
  3. Submit a 750-word (approximately) essay discussing your interest in pursuing graduate study; your short- and long-term goals; and how you expect the M.S. program to contribute to your success in reaching those goals.
  4. Submit two references that can accurately assess your opportunity for success both during and following completion of the M.S. program.
  5. If an international applicant, submit English competency test scores with the following minimum scores: 250 on computer version of TOEFL, 100 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test, or a 7 on the IELTS. English competency test takers should use the Michigan State University Code 1465. Waivers will ONLY be considered for students that have graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree.
  6. F-1 and J-1 visa holders are ineligible to enroll for the full length of this program due to the online component. U.S. immigration regulations require that only one online course per semester may count toward the minimum number of credits needed for full-time enrollment as an F/J student.

Admission to the program is selective and meeting the minimum standards listed does not guarantee admission. The applicant’s overall record is considered, including the student’s statement of objectives, recommendations, academic transcripts, and other documentation as required. Students must achieve a minimum 2.00 grade in a course in order for that course to count toward the 30-credit degree requirement. Students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in all graduate courses in order to graduate from the program.