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Requirements for MBA Admission


What is a GMAT score?

Verbal Scaled Score
on a scale from 0 to 60

Quantitative Scaled Score
on a scale from 0 to 60

Total Scaled Score
on a scale from 200 to 800

Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) Score on a scale from 0 to 6

All applicants MUST have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

Acceptance into the program is based on the following formula which includes the Admission Test (GMAT) score.  The minimum score accepted is 420.

Last 60-hour GPA x 200 + GMAT score = 1000 points minimum
Overall GPA x 200 + GMAT score = 950 points minimum;

GMAT score results are required during first term of graduate study.

Minimum GMAT score required for admission is 420 for all students.

Apply for an MBA at Avila University

  1. Apply Online for FREE! Or you can download a printable copy; fees may apply.

  2. Submit official transcripts from EACH College or University attended. Note to International Students: All transcripts should be submitted in English. All application materials should be sent to:

    Sarah Belanus, MBA Admissions Advisor
    Avila University
    MBA Office
    11901 Wornall Road
    Kansas City, MO 64145

  3. MBA Questionnaire (optional) - Students who are interested in how many credit hours they need to complete their MBA degree should also submit this MBA Questionnaire.

  4. International Students should also submit:
    • Processing Fee $100 - Non-refundable
      You are required to submit a non-refundable $100 international processing fee with your application. This fee can be drawn on a United States bank or it can take the form of a negotiable money order denominated in U.S. dollars. No personal checks or credit cards will be accepted.
    • Information Form
    • TOEFL score report - 550 or higher is required for admission or 213 on the computer-based test
    • GMAT score report - If the GMAT requirements have not been completed, you may still enroll in the program. Students must take the GMAT before you begin your second trimester.  Minimum GMAT score required is 420.
    • Verification of Financial Support

MBA Admission Deadlines

The program has no actual application deadlines. However, students should apply as early as possible in order to have enough time to obtain the appropriate forms. Students seeking admission into the MBA program are strongly advised to submit their application materials by the following dates:


11-Week Trimester  Suggested Application Deadlines Classes Start*
Fall July   Beginning of September
Winter November Beginning of January
Spring February Beginning of March
Summer May Beginning of June


 *Please refer to the MBA Course Schedule for exact dates.


MBA Admission

We have designed our MBA admission as a one-step process. You can be advised and registered for your first trimester's courses in a single meeting. For more information on admission and/or to schedule a personal visit, please contact:
Sarah Belanus, MBA Admissions Advisor
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145
Phone: 816.501.3601 / Fax: 816.501.2463
E-mail: MBA@Avila.edu

Avila's School of Business is fully accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.