School of Business Administration

Programs Offered

The School of Business Administration offers two graduate programs: the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.). Additionally, a joint J.D./M.B.A. program is available through cooperation with the Stetson University College of Law. The M.B.A. program is offered at the Stetson University Center at Celebration in both professional and executive (E.M.B.A.) formats. For information on the M.B.A. in DeLand, M.B.A. in Celebration, J.D./M.B.A., or M.Acc. programs, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@stetson.edu or call 386-822-7100. For information on the E.M.B.A. program, contact emba@stetson.edu.

Admissions Process

Stetson University's Business Graduate Admissions office accepts applications for all graduate business programs on a rolling basis. In order to prepare you for admission to your program of choice, the priority application date will secure first priority for class registration. The final application date ensures that your application will be reviewed in a timely fashion and given ample time for class registration and managing tuition and funding options.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Business Programs

  • Resume, listing your professional and educational history, including any honors, certifications, designations, etc.
  • Official Transcripts from all previous universities/colleges attended
  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)

The Professional MBA program and M.Acc. program require a written personal statement addressing career goals and reasons for pursuing the graduate degree at Stetson University School of Business Administration. EMBA students are asked to attend an interview in place of the personal statement. Well-qualified candidates with an undergraduate degree from Stetson may qualify for "fast track" admission to the Professional MBA program or the M.Acc. program. Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions or the appropriate program director for further information.

1 GMAT/GRE waivers may be granted on a case-by-case basis to those with significant relevant professional experience, a graduate degree in a related field, or, for the M.Acc. program, the passage of the CPA exam.

Application materials should be submitted to Stetson University:

Stetson University
Office of Graduate Admissions
421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8289
DeLand, Florida 32723
Fax: 386-822-7112
Email: gradadmissions@stetson.edu

Additionally, all international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit a score of 90 or better or take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit a score of 7.0 or better. International transcripts are required to be translated if the grading and evaluation system used differs from those used by the United States education system. Official translation and a course-by-course evaluation from all prior institutions and grade-point average computation must be provided to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please use one of the following services for evaluation:

World Educational Services
22 Prince St.
PMB 101
New York, NY 10012

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173

Foundation Requirements

Most graduate business programs require a basic foundation in business administration courses. Foundation requirements may be satisfied by courses taken at institutions accredited by the appropriate regional association. Coursework taken by applicants as part of their undergraduate curriculum may be applied to the foundation requirements if the coursework is comparable and if the applicant earned a course grade of a C or higher. After admission to a graduate program at Stetson, any foundation course may be satisfied by completion of a comparable course credit from an institution accredited by the appropriate regional association.