Frequently Asked Questions
When should I apply to the MBA program?
You should apply to the program as soon as you are serious about pursuing an MBA. This will enable us to help develop an individualized course schedule based on your past educational background. In addition, this will allow us to send you advanced registration materials.
Why does the MBA program require students to take the GMAT® or GRE® General Test?
Graduate programs, like the Consortium MBA program, use standardized assessment tests like the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT®) and Graduate Record Examinations General Test (GRE General Test®) as one predictor of academic performance in an MBA program. Both exams measure verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills you have acquired over a long period of time. Neither exam accesses your knowledge of business principles and practices.
I haven't taken my GMAT®/ GRE® yet. Should I apply before I have completed this test?
Yes, you can apply to the MBA program before you have taken the GMAT®/ GRE® . We will begin processing your application while we wait for your test score. Once we receive your test score (assuming that it is an acceptable one and that you have met all other admission requirements), you will be admitted to the program in full standing.
What is the application deadline?
Domestic students: 45 days prior to your desired date of enrollment
When does the MBA program begin?
You may begin the MBA Program in the fall, spring, or summer semester. The MBA Orientation course, a non-credit course that introduces students to the program, is available during fall and spring semesters. The week long orientation course begins the week before Module 1. After you have completed the orientation course, you will begin Module 1.
How many credits should I take?
The number of credits you take depends on your other commitments outside the MBA program. A full-time MBA student can take a maximum of 9-12 credits per semester and 5-6 credits during the summer session. However, we don't recommend this course load to students who plan to work full-time while in the program. Because most Consortium MBA students work full-time, the typical course load for our students is 4-5 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 1-3 credits during the summer.
What if the classes I want are full?
Classes do fill up. We Can almost always guarantee that you will have access to courses, but you may find that you have to take electives first if the Modules are already full.
Do I have to take the modules in order: 1, 2, 3, and 4?
No, you can take Module 3 prior to Module 2. However, you do need to begin with Module 1 and end with Module 4. And you cannot take two modules at the same time.
How do I know if I qualify for financial aid?
You must first apply for financial aid to determine if you are eligible for need based financial aid and some non-need based financial aid. Aid is awarded when your application is complete and is based on the funds available at that time.
What's an online class like?
MBA Example Course is designed to give you a basic idea of what you might find in an online course. Feel free to click through the various course areas and read the commentaries, assignments, discussions, and so on. You can log in as often as you want, and spend as little or as much time as you need to look at the course.
How do I log into the Online Demo?
Follow these simple steps to log into MBA Example Course:
How do I know if I have the right hardware and software?
You can check your computer system to determine if it meets the Consortium MBA program's minimum technology requirements on our Tech Check page.