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Your guide to MBA admission requirements + how our coaches help

Enrolling in Boise State’s Online Master of Business Administration can seem daunting, with MBA admission requirements, deadlines and tuition costs to consider. However, Boise State University has dedicated student success coaches for its Online MBA program to assist prospective students in navigating the admission process.

These coaches play a pivotal role in helping students understand the program’s requirements and confirm their eligibility, according to Joshua Taufalele, assistant director of recruitment for graduate programs.

“The team helps you discover if the program fits your needs and if you are qualified,” he said. “Our process is about building connections with the students, figuring out what they are looking for, and comparing that to what the program can provide. We are here to help answer questions for the student and help them to prepare for success with an MBA program.”

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Joshua Taufalele, Assistant Director of Recruitment for Graduate Programs, Boise State University

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Once a new student enrolls at Boise State, their personal student success coach continues to guide them through the admission process.

“You have a designated point person throughout this process,” Taufalele said. “You don’t have to answer questions or figure out how to get there on your own. Our team is connected to them via text, email, or Zoom. However you want to work with us – we are available… You have someone with you every step of the way up to enrollment in that first class, which takes away the unknown.”

“Students contact our coaches at every stage of the decision process. Some are just looking into master’s programs and aren’t even sure if an MBA is the right fit. Others are ready to start next week and just want to ask a few questions before hitting ‘submit’ on their application. No matter where you are in your decision-making, our team is prepared to help you have an honest, low-pressure, informative conversation.” said Taufalele. 

In addition to determining if the program is the right fit, potential students must meet the basic Online MBA admission requirements, which include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher (with some exceptions), and two years of significant, full-time management experience.

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Wendy Berkson, a recent Online Master of Business Administration, shared her experience applying to the program and credits the professional coaches and advisors for their work to make the process as simple as possible.

Why an MBA?

Earning an MBA can be advantageous to business leaders at any stage of their careers. So, what are some of the biggest reasons to enroll?

  • Accreditation: Boise State’s Online MBA is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • Time to completion: Finish your MBA in as few as 12 months.
  • Financial assistance: Scholarships available for qualified applicants.
  • Fully online: 100% digital content (no traditional textbooks), 100% online.
  • Convenience: Designed for working professionals, with six start dates per year.
  • Faculty: Nationally recognized instructors.
  • Quality: Same top-tier education as on-campus students.
  • Recognition: Online MBA program recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Innovation: One of the only MBA programs to include a design thinking course.

If those reasons sound like the right fit for your goals and you meet the Online MBA admission requirements, the next step is to contact a Boise State student success coach.

“We get to walk them from the first point of inquiry all the way through enrollment in the first semester,” Taufalele said. “All of the little things students feel like they have to do on their own, we promise our students, ‘You’re never there by yourself.'”

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