Graduate Business FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions
The following questions pertain to Graduate Business programs. For other general questions related to Graduate School at John Brown University, visit Graduate School FAQs.
- Where are Graduate Business classes offered?
- When are Graduate Business classes held?
- Are Graduate Business courses offered online?
- Do I have to take an entrance exam?
- Is work experience required for the Graduate Business programs?
- Is a computer required for the Graduate Business programs?
- Is there an application deadline?
- What business degree options are offered?
- How long will it take to get my Graduate Business degree?
- How long is each course?
- Can I take two classes at once?
- Can I work on two degrees at the same time?
- Can I take classes in a different order than what is shown on the plan provided by my advisor?
- How is the program structured?
- If I need a break during the program for personal or professional reasons, can I rejoin the program where I left off?
- What is the typical class size?
- Is financial assistance available?
- Are the programs accredited?
- Do you accept transfer credit from other institutions?
We offer a variety of courses on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings to accommodate your busy schedule. Classes are also offered online.
Yes, all Graduate Business degrees can be completed online with the exception of one 3-hour residency requirement.
If your undergraduate GPA was below a 3.0, you will have to take the GRE, the GMAT or the MAT. If your undergraduate GPA was a 3.0 or higher, you are exempt from this requirement.
While work experience is not required, it is helpful in the completion of a Graduate Business degree.
Although a computer is helpful in the completion of any degree, it is not required for the graduate degree programs. However, most communication will be sent via e-mail to each student's JBU e-mail account; therefore, it is extremely beneficial to have a computer.
The Graduate Business programs do not have a firm application deadline; however, we suggest that you apply at least six weeks prior to the beginning of your first course to allow ample time for transcript evaluation and recommendation forms.
JBU offers the following graduate business degrees:
- MBA with emphasis in International Business or Leadership and Ethics
- Master of Science in Leadership and Ethics
- Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership
A graduate degree in business from JBU can be completed in two years including summer classes.
Each Graduate Business course is eight weeks in length. Face-to-face courses are held one night per week for eight weeks.
It is possible to take two classes at once but due to the amount of work each class requires, this option is not recommended.
Yes, but it is highly recommended that one program be completed before beginning work on the second one.
Yes. Your graduate plan is a suggested plan of study. The final responsibility for meeting all degree requirements rests with you.
Each course is eight weeks long, so you will enroll in two courses per semester and attend all year around.
15. If I need a break during the program for personal or professional reasons, can I rejoin the program where I left off?
You may take time off when needed; however, a break at any point in the program may require degree plan modifications.
The typical class size for Graduate Business courses is 18-20 students.
Yes. Financial assistance is available in the form of assistantships, fellowships and student loans.
Yes. All business and business-related programs of John Brown University are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). For more information, please visit the ACBSP website.
You may transfer up to nine hours of graduate credit or 25 percent of the degree program (whichever is higher) from another institution toward a Graduate Business degree. All transferred hours must be applicable toward the degree, have earned a grade of "B-" or better and be approved by the Program Director and Dean of the Graduate School.