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Master of Business Administration (MBA)  
Kingston University offers the Master of Business Administration degree program by preparing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, manage or create financial, business and leadership careers at the mid to upper level of management. Students with background trainings from various fields and disciplines are highly welcome to join the MBA program at Kingston University to enhance their management skills and knowledge.

The program provides the tools for career success, for business and leadership professionals to develop knowledge, attitudes and skill sets that will equip them to perform effectively, ethically and creatively in the corporate or entrepreneurial environment. Students may choose to concentrate on one of the three emphases, Entrepreneurship Scheme, International Business Scheme, Healthcare Management Scheme or combination of elective courses meeting their career interest by consulting with our faculty members.




Students desiring admission to the Master of Business Administration program must meet the following requirements:

1. Have completed a bachelor degree related to the business area from a recognized school. Students whose bachelor degrees are non-business related may qualify for admission to the program if they meet one of the following condition:

i. Have taken undergraduate introductory or survey courses completed in business management, economics, accounting and business statistics, each with at least 3 semesters or equivalent units and earned a minimal grade of C or above

ii. Will enroll in Kingston University's MBA pre-requisite courses (see below) after they are admitted.

2. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 in their undergraduate course work completed.

Pre-MBA Courses

Students who have had no prior academic training in accounting, finance, marketing, economics or general management theories are required to enroll in Pre-MBA Survey courses to help them gain an overview of the subject(s) in which the students are inadequate. By completing the pre-MBA course(s), which are one credit unit each, students will be equipped with essential basic concepts that are required to comprehend the graduate level of the subject course(s). Pre-MBA course(s) are recommended to students by the department advisor upon admission evaluation. These courses can be taken concurrently so long they do not compete with the Core course, ie. Survey of Accounting vs. Managerial Accounting. Pre-MBA course credits do not count towards satisfying the MBA graduation credit requirement.

Students applying for admission to the Master of Business Administration program are required to follow the procedures below:
  1. Submit a copy of the bachelor degree diploma.
  2. Submit sealed official transcript(s) for all undergraduate course works completed directly from the corresponding undergraduate institution(s) to Kingston University Admissions Office.
  3. Submit a completed application form obtained from Kingston University Admission Office or downloaded from Kingston University website.
  4. Submission of one letter of recommendation. Applicants may also use the Recommendation Form downloadable below or inquire the form at the Admission Office.
  5. Submit $100 of non-refundable application fee.
The GRE or GMAT is not required for admission to Kingston University. Students are conditionally admitted to the graduate program as "probationary students" upon completion of all admission requirements. Students are advanced to candidacy status after successfully completing 9 credit hours of graduate credit with grade point average of B (3.0) or better. A student who receives one F or two C's before advancement to candidacy will be dismissed. After advancement to candidacy, graduate students must maintain a B (3.0) grade point average.

Once the University receives all required documents and forms, the student’s application file will be deemed complete and a decision by the Academic Dean’s office will be made concerning the student’s admission to the school. 

Admission is granted to applicants who demonstrate the ability to undertake the successful study of the intended subject and meet the admissions requirements. Applicants may be asked to supplement with additional evidence of academic proficiency.

Admission decisions will be made within 30 days of receiving all required documentation.

Students admitted to the Master’s degree program will be required to pay a matriculation fee of $300 to reserve their enrollment in the school.  Admission is granted for a period of one year. 

International Students (Admission)
International students are required to fulfill additional requirements for admission to the University.
Transfer Students
Students wish to transfer from other higher education institutions are required to file application for admission as described above. Upon admission, the credits students earned from other institution previously attended will be evaluated. Appropriate credits will be granted if they are equivalent to courses offered at Kingston University.  For detail information on transferring credits from other higher education institutions, applicants are referred to review Transfer Credit Policy section in the Academic Policy.
Transfer Credit Policy

Tuitions & Fees
Application Fee $100
Tuition ($555/unit x 36 units for courses of major of study $19,980
Registration Fee ($30/semester x 4 semesters) $120
Graduation Fee $120
Catalog Fee (optional, only if a hard copy is required) $30
Estimated Cost for a Semester including textbooks $5,475
Estimated Total Cost for Completing the Entire Program $22,300

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