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The Trulaske College offers a PhD degree in Business Administration, the on-campus Crosby MBA, and the flexible execMBA program. Over time, the college’s degree programs and faculty research productivity have earned national acclaim.

The college takes great pride in its graduates. More than 31,000 alumni are contributing their expertise to the public and private sectors in every state in the U.S. and in a host of foreign countries. The Trulaske College’s graduate-level degree programs, dual degrees, and certificates are described.

Degrees Offered

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Crosby MBA)

On Campus

About the Crosby MBA

Crosby MBA candidates come from all backgrounds, including science, engineering, liberal arts, journalism, business and health-related fields.  There are no prerequisite courses.  However previous courses in accounting, statistics and finance are helpful. Please  for online resources and classes to help you gain knowledge in these subject areas, if interested.  Our admission standards are high and the curriculum is rigorous.  The Crosby MBA program is AACSB accredited, nationally recognized and highly ranked by U.S. News America’s Best Office of Graduate Studiess, Forbes, Princeton Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

Admission requirements

Factors considered in the admissions decision include post-graduation work experience; professional internships and/or co-ops; leadership, community involvement and service; quality of undergraduate work (GPA) and rigor of coursework; competitive score on the GMAT or GRE and career focus and self-awareness demonstrated in question responses and interview.  A baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited school is required.  Interviews by invitation will also be conducted. See the Crosby MBA website to apply.

International applicants to the Crosby MBA Program

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based9317172117
IELTS Academic7666.56

Arrange to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Missouri – code is 6875. Include your scores in the “Test Information” section of the Graduate Studies online application. Admitted international students are often encouraged to participate in the University’s Intensive English Program to strengthen their preparation for the MBA coursework.  Please visit the MU Office of Graduate Studies website for additional international applicant information, including the English Language testing requirement.

Deadlines for application to the Crosby MBA

Students can begin the MBA program in the Spring or Fall semester. Priority deadlines are as follows:

  • For the Spring: September 1; November 1 (final deadline for international students) and December 1 (final deadline for domestic students).
  • For the Fall: November 1; January 15; March 1; April 15; May 15 (final deadline for international students) and July 1 (final deadline for domestic students).

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Crosby MBA Program

  • Résumé and question responses
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • TOEFL or IELTS (for international students)
  • Letters of recommendation are preferred but not required.

Please see our website for detailed instructions about how to complete the required Graduate Studies online application and how to submit the above documents.

Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Trulaske execMBA)

Requires Campus Visits

About the Trulaske execMBA Program

This innovative executive MBA is specifically designed for high achieving professionals seeking a first-rate MBA program that provides flexibility around their work schedules. Students earn the same renowned degree as the full-time MBA, but the program is specifically designed for executives. Combining face-to-face class time with online delivery for professionals with substantive experience, the 21-month Trulaske execMBA will connect you with peers, challenge you in relevant ways, and develop the mind- and skill-set to match today’s marketplace.

Admission requirements

All applicants to the Trulaske execMBA must have a minimum of 5 years of professional work experience, significant leadership experience, and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Other factors considered in admission include undergraduate GPA and a personal statement addressing criteria outlined on the execMBA website. GMAT and GRE scores, as well as letters of recommendation, will be accepted but are not required. Interviews are by invitation only.

International applicants to the Trulaske execMBA

Applications are similar to those for domestic students, but an international student whose native language is not English is required to present an acceptable score on either the TOEFL or the IELTS.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Arrange to have your official scores sent directly to the University of Missouri – code is 6875. Include your scores in the “Test Information” section of the Graduate Studies online application. Admitted international students are often encouraged to participate in the University’s Intensive English Program to strengthen their preparation for the MBA coursework.  Please visit the MU Office of Graduate Studies website for additional international applicant information, including the English Language testing requirement.

Deadlines for application to the Trulaske execMBA

The Trulaske execMBA Program has one start date each Fall. Application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Early bird deadline
March 1: First application round
May 1: Second application round
July 1: Final application deadline; rolling thereafter

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the execMBA Program

  • Departmental Application (built into the Graduate Studies online application)
  • Personal Statement (upload to your Graduate Studies online application)
  • Résumé (upload to your Graduate Studies online application)
  • GMAT and/or GRE scores will be considered, but are not a requirement for admission
  • Letters of recommendation will be considered, but are not required for admission. Recommendations may be submitted through the online application system or mailed directly to the execMBA office.

Please see our website for detailed instructions about how to complete the application and submit these documents.

Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

About the Doctorate in Business Administration

The PhD program is designed to prepare graduates for careers as effective University researchers and teachers or for senior research positions in business or government. A primary objective of the program is to train PhD candidates to become proficient researchers. Therefore, course work involves research activities such as literature review and critique, theoretical modeling, research design, computer-assisted empirical analysis and preparation of proposals and research papers. Another objective is to train students to become high-quality teachers. PhD candidates are provided the opportunity to teach undergraduate courses in their specialty area. In addition, students are expected to participate in national and regional academic conferences and are encouraged to work with faculty in developing individual research and teaching skills.

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Admission criteria

Fall deadline: February 1

  • Minimum GMAT score: Superior test scores
  • Outstanding performance in previous academic work
  • Maturity and potential required for making scholarly contributions to their field of interest

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based8017171717
TOEFL Paper-based5505252N/A52
IELTS Academic6.56666

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Doctorate in Business Administration Program

  • Resume/Vita
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • GMAT scores
  • Statement by the applicant indicating the intended major area of study, career objectives and any other information deemed pertinent for consideration by the admissions committee

Marketing Analytics, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  15

Certificate description: The educational objective of the proposed Graduate Certificate in Marketing Analytics is to enhance the value of the MBA degree that the recipients of the certificate earn in the Crosby MBA Program and to help the students build their credentials in the job market. The certificate is focused on the development, implementation, and delivery of data-driven solutions that assist in marketing strategies, tasks, and decisions.

Certificate web site:
http://business.missouri.edu/programs-and-admissions/crosby-mba/academics/concentrations

For information about certificate, contact:
MBA Program

Email:   .
Phone:  (573) 884-0700
Address:   MBA Program, Robert J Trulaske, Sr., School of Business, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211