URI to waive one requirement for MBA application

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KINGSTON, R.I. — March 17, 2017 — The University of Rhode Island’s College of Business Administration has made it a bit easier for URI graduates of any discipline to pursue their Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

The requirement for GMAT or GRE test results will be waived for applications from URI graduates of any major with a minimum 3.6 GPA. The test requirement is also waived for any potential graduate students who hold a Masters or PhD degree, is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant or Financial Planner, or has passed Level II of the CFA Program.

“The College of Business Administration recognizes that regardless of their academic major, students who have earned their undergraduate degree from URI with a strong GPA won’t need the added stress and cost of taking these standardized tests,” said Lisa Lancellotta, the MBA program coordinator. “We know that there are thousands of URI alumni living in Rhode Island and we want to reduce this barrier that may have discouraged them from pursing an MBA!”

Lancellotta said that encouraging students from any discipline to apply really opens the network for all future business leaders. “It gives participants, especially non-business majors, an opportunity to expand their leadership skills and business knowledge to broaden their career options, receive a promotion, and achieve their professional goals,” she said.

More than 220 students are currently enrolled in the Evening MBA and One-Year MBA programs that are based at the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies in Providence. The average annual salary for URI MBA graduates is $83,287 and 91 percent are fully employed or continuing their previous work within three months of earning their degree.

For more information about the program, contact Lancellotta at mba@uri.edu or 401.874.4241, or attend an MBA Information Session, web.uri.edu/business/mba.