Pre-MBA Non Business Major
The Pre-MBA program at Johnson & Wales University is designed for outstanding international students who have completed a three-year bachelor’s degree in countries where the three-year bachelor’s degree is considered the dominant degree in speciﬁc areas of study.
The program provides qualiﬁed three-year degree holders the opportunity, through a Pre-MBA schedule of undergraduate courses, to equate their education to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree while fulﬁlling MBA program prerequisites.
Students successfully completing the Pre-MBA program with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 will enroll directly into their selected MBA program.
The Pre-MBA program is offered only at the Providence Campus.
Applicants to the Pre-MBA program must hold a three-year degree from a recognized undergraduate-level institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students with three-year degrees may qualify for the direct entry into graduate school if they can demonstrate the completion of three full years of degree-related work experience after earning the university degree.
Students may also qualify for direct entry if they graduated from a school with a rating of A or better from the National Accreditation Association Council.
Candidates must successfully complete the English as a Second Language program if they do not submit a passing score on the language proficiency test as stated under the English Proficiency Requirement section.
Please refer to the International Admissions Requirements section.
Please note: Students accepted to the Pre-MBA program cannot transfer to the MBA program without first completing all Pre-MBA program requirements.
Students who successfully complete the Pre-MBA program with the required minimum 3.0 GPA needed to enter the MBA program will receive a nonrenewable $2,000 MBA scholarship awarded over the length of the program.
This program requires that a minimum of 10 undergraduate courses be taken by the student at Johnson & Wales University. The courses generally take place on the Downcity Campus, through the College of Business and the School of Arts & Sciences.
Course substitutions of higher-level subjects and electives in a comparable discipline may be approved based on previous study, but no exemptions will be made which result in a reduced number of required courses. Course registration for Pre-MBA students will be done through Student Academic Services in the Student Services Center, located on the Downcity Campus.
Pre-MBA course descriptions are listed in the undergraduate catalog, which is available online.
This program requires that a minimum of 10 undergraduate courses be taken by the student at Johnson & Wales University. Substitutions for higher courses or electives within a comparable discipline may be approved based on previous study, but no exemptions will be made which result in a reduced number of required courses.
Graduates from a Non-Business Major
Or higher, such as
|Contemporary Economic Issues|
|ENG1021||Advanced Composition and Communication *||4.5|
|or ENG2010||Technical Writing|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I *||4.5|
Or higher, such as
|The Legal Environment of Business II|
|International Business Law|
|Choose one of the following:||4.5|
|Principles of Marketing *|
|Social Media and Internet Marketing|
|Hospitality Strategic Marketing|
|Choose one of the following business-related computer science courses:||4.5|
|Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions|
|ACCT2001||Business Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT2002||Business Accounting II *||4.5|
|Business Administration - Management|
|MGMT1001||Principles of Management *||4.5|
Denotes specific subject requirements for entry into an MBA program; students who have fulfilled the primary requirement may take one of the other courses listed. Ten total courses, minimum, must be taken.