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Prospective MBA Student FAQ
  • Where are classes for the Capital MBA held?

    The Capital MBA takes place in the ivy-covered walls of Capital University's Bexley campus. Ample parking is just steps away.

    How do I apply to the Capital MBA?

    The application form is available online.  

    What does the admission committee consider?

    The admission committee considers the entire portfolio that a candidate brings to the table. Each component is important. We consider your work experience, your undergraduate experience, your references, your essay and if necessary your GMAT score. All of these factors are weighed in our decision. Active, outcomes-based learning depends upon having the right mix of people in the classroom.

    Do I have to take the GMAT?

    Typically no.  Candidates are not required to take the GMAT exam as a condition for application.  The admission committee, however, reserves the right to ask the applicant to take the GMAT exam should they not fully meet the minimum requirements of three years professional work experience and an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. 

    My undergraduate performance doesn’t illustrate my potential. How much will it hurt me?

    Not everyone does well as an undergraduate. Perhaps you were focused on a sport. Perhaps the independence of college life was exhilarating. Whatever the reason, do not worry. Your undergraduate experience is only one piece of the puzzle.

    Do I have to have an interview?

    We believe the applicant to Capital’s MBA program is more than just a number resulting from transcripts and standardized exams.  Consequently, the MBA Director or a member of the admission committee strives to conduct a personal interview with each candidate to gather a full picture of their capabilities and to explain MBA degree requirements, as well as how the applicant can best optimize their learning experience at Capital.  Of course, the applicant can always request an interview to better explore their “fit” with Capital’s MBA program by contacting Carli Isgrigg, assistant director of Adult and Graduate Education Recruitment (614-236-6546 or mba@capital.edu) to arrange an interview. 

    When will I know your admission decision?

    One of the advantages of a small university is that the admissions process is quick. Once we have all the components of your application we can usually make a decision in less than a week.

    How long will it take for me to finish the degree?

    The answer to this question depends upon you! However, most Capital MBA students complete their coursework in approximately two calendar years. In order to accomplish this goal, you must take two courses or 6 credit hours every trimester. You may take up to five years to complete the program.

    I'm confused by the summer trimester, can you explain that?

    In response to many students' desire to continue their education over the summer, but still have time for a vacation, we have implemented a "split" summer trimester. Classes meet twice a week (rather than once a week) for seven weeks (rather than 14 or 15 weeks). This allows you to take off half the summer, if you want. If you prefer to "power" through, you can take two courses during the summer (just like fall and spring trimester). 

    What courses will be offered next term?

    Every required foundation course is offered every single term. In the fall and the spring trimesters each course is always offered the same evening. For example, MBA 710 is offered on Thursday night every fall and spring trimester. It is also offered every summer, alternating between the first and second half of the term 

    If I already have a CPA, is there any educational benefit or credit waiver for having this credential?

    CPAs  are waived from taking the foundation class in Accounting (MBA 614). In its place you are able to take an additional 3 credit hour Advanced Topics course in an area that interests you most. This could also reduce the total number of credit hours required to obtain a dual specialization within the Capital MBA program.

    Is Capital's MBA program accredited?

    The School of Management and Leadership's degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is the leading accreditation association for business education that supports and rewards teaching excellence.  The ACBSP's rigorous accreditation standards are aligned with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and require demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement. The School of Management is also a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.