Evening, Online, Hybrid & Executive MBA

The College of Business at Nicholls State University offers one graduate degree in business – the MBA degree.

This degree may be completed via one of four programs, the Evening MBA program, the Online Program, a Hybrid Program, or the Executive MBA program. Participants in all programs are exposed to the same curriculum, taught by the same faculty, and pursue the same learning goals and objectives. Irrespective of the program of choice, admission into either program requires: a formal application for admission (along with an application fee paid to the University); the successful completion of an undergraduate degree from a regionally-accredited college/university (transcripts must be provided); and, a satisfactory score on the GMAT/GRE exam (a waiver of the entrance exam is possible). Listed below is important information on how these two programs differ.

Program Pathways

Tuition & Fees – Priced on a per credit hour basis. MBA courses are 3 credit hours each. Click here for current graduate tuition and fees. An additional fee of $50 per credit hour is assessed to students enrolled in the MBA program each semester

Progressing through the curriculum – Completion may be on a full or part-time basis. A full-time track will allow for degree completion in a minimum of 12 months. This involves completing 12 hours in the fall/spring semesters and 6 hours in the summer semester. A part-time track will allow for completion in a minimum of 18 months. This involves completing 6-9 hours per semester until completion. Continuous enrollment in courses is not required.

Entering the program – Entry may occur at the beginning of the spring, summer, or fall semesters

Format of courses – Courses are taught in 8 week mini-terms within the traditional semester setting. Evening MBA courses meet twice a week from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on the Nicholls campus. Courses are held Monday – Thursday.

Admission requirements in addition to what is stated below in the Admissions Process section – None

Graduate assistantships – Graduate assistantships are available to Evening MBA students.

Transfer credit from another institution – An incoming or current student may transfer in a maximum of 9 hours for credit towards the degree. Courses for credit must be taken from an AACSB-accredited College of Business and have a minimum grade of ‘B’. All credit transfer requests must accompany a course description along with a syllabus of the course for which the student seeks credit.

Entrance exam waiverVarious options are available for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement. They include:

The College of Business Administration will waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for undergraduate students majoring in any undergraduate program from a regionally accredited college or university who graduates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.2 GPA over the last 60 hours.

An applicant with significant and meaningful supervisory, technical, and/or budget responsibilities, and a strong academic background may request that the GMAT be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA Program. The request for the waiver shall be submitted in writing to the MBA Director and clearly state the basis for the waiver. A current resume shall accompany the request. A final decision will be made by the Graduate Program and Instruction Committee

Taking MBA courses as an undergraduate – A Nicholls undergraduate student with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA, and lacking no more than 12 semester hours to the complete the Baccalaureate degree, may earn no more than 12 graduate credit hours while completing baccalaureate requirements. Courses taken for graduate credit may not be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements. The student will retain undergraduate status until the baccalaureate degree is awarded.

Tuition & Fees – Priced on a per credit hour basis. MBA courses are 3 credit hours each. Click here for current graduate tuition and fees. An additional fee of $50 per credit hour is assessed to students enrolled in the MBA program each semester. In addition, a $50 per courses fee is assessed to students taking online courses.

Progressing through the curriculum – Completion may be on a full or part-time basis. A full-time track will allow for degree completion in a minimum of 12 months. This involves completing 12 hours in the fall/spring semesters and 6 hours in the summer semester. A part-time track will allow for completion in a minimum of 18 months. This involves completing 6-9 hours per semester until completion. Continuous enrollment in courses is not required.

Entering the program – Entry may occur at the beginning of the spring, summer, or fall semesters.

Format of courses – Courses are taught in 8 week mini-terms within the traditional semester setting. Each course will be taught asynchronously online, however, there may be some synchronous components as needed. Courses are held Monday – Thursday.

Admission requirements in addition to what is stated below in the Admissions Process section – None

Graduate assistantships – Graduate assistantships are available to Online MBA students, but are required to work on the Nicholls campus.

Transfer credit from another institution – An incoming or current student may transfer in a maximum of 9 hours for credit towards the degree. Courses for credit must be taken from an AACSB-accredited College of Business and have a minimum grade of ‘B’. All credit transfer requests must accompany a course description along with a syllabus of the course for which the student seeks credit.

Entrance exam waiverVarious options are available for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement. They include:

The College of Business Administration will waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for undergraduate students majoring in any undergraduate program from a regionally accredited college or university who graduates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.2 GPA over the last 60 hours.

An applicant with significant and meaningful supervisory, technical, and/or budget responsibilities, and a strong academic background may request that the GMAT be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA Program. The request for the waiver shall be submitted in writing to the MBA Director and clearly state the basis for the waiver. A current resume shall accompany the request. A final decision will be made by the Graduate Program and Instruction Committee

Taking MBA courses as an undergraduate – A Nicholls undergraduate student with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA, and lacking no more than 12 semester hours to the complete the Baccalaureate degree, may earn no more than 12 graduate credit hours while completing baccalaureate requirements. Courses taken for graduate credit may not be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements. The student will retain undergraduate status until the baccalaureate degree is awarded.

Tuition & Fees – Priced on a per credit hour basis. MBA courses are 3 credit hours each. Click here for current graduate tuition and fees. An additional fee of $50 per credit hour is assessed to students enrolled in the MBA program each semester. In addition, a $50 per courses fee is assessed to students taking online courses.

Progressing through the curriculum – Completion may be on a full or part-time basis. A full-time track will allow for degree completion in a minimum of 12 months. This involves completing 12 hours in the fall/spring semesters and 6 hours in the summer semester. A part-time track will allow for completion in a minimum of 18 months. This involves completing 6-9 hours per semester until completion. Continuous enrollment in courses is not required.

Entering the program – Entry may occur at the beginning of the spring, summer, or fall semesters.

Format of courses – Courses are taught in 8 week mini-terms within the traditional semester setting. Evening MBA courses meet twice a week from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on the Nicholls campus. Online MBA courses are taught asynchronously in an online setting, however, there may be some synchronous components as needed. Courses are held Monday – Thursday.

Admission requirements in addition to what is stated below in the Admissions Process section – None

Graduate assistantships – Graduate assistantships are available to Hybrid MBA students, but are required to work on the Nicholls campus.

Transfer credit from another institution – An incoming or current student may transfer in a maximum of 9 hours for credit towards the degree. Courses for credit must be taken from an AACSB-accredited College of Business and have a minimum grade of ‘B’. All credit transfer requests must accompany a course description along with a syllabus of the course for which the student seeks credit.

Entrance exam waiverVarious options are available for a waiver of the GMAT/GRE requirement. They include:

The College of Business Administration will waive the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for undergraduate students majoring in any undergraduate program from a regionally accredited college or university who graduates with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.2 GPA over the last 60 hours.

An applicant with significant and meaningful supervisory, technical, and/or budget responsibilities, and a strong academic background may request that the GMAT be waived as a requirement for admission to the MBA Program. The request for the waiver shall be submitted in writing to the MBA Director and clearly state the basis for the waiver. A current resume shall accompany the request. A final decision will be made by the Graduate Program and Instruction Committee

Taking MBA courses as an undergraduate – A Nicholls undergraduate student with at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA, and lacking no more than 12 semester hours to the complete the Baccalaureate degree, may earn no more than 12 graduate credit hours while completing baccalaureate requirements. Courses taken for graduate credit may not be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements. The student will retain undergraduate status until the baccalaureate degree is awarded.

Tuition & Fees – Priced on a program basis. Currently, tuition is $28,000

Progressing through the curriculum – Degree completion is 18 months. This involves completing one course at a time with the length of each course spanning 5 to 7 weeks. Courses are taken in a lock-step format. Continuous enrollment is required.

Entering the program – Entry occurs when there is sufficient enrollment for a cohort to begin.

Format of courses – Courses are taught continuously throughout the year, but students are enrolled in only one course at a time. Each course meets roughly every other Saturday from 8:00am – 5:00pm for the 5 to 7 week duration.

Admission requirements in addition to what is stated below in the Admissions Process section – Two letters of recommendation from professional associates who have known the candidate for at least one year, must be sent by the recommenders. A resume’ submitted to the EMBA Director. Three or more years of full-time professional experience, five preferred. Additionally, each candidate is interviewed by the EMBA Admissions Committee.

Graduate assistantships – Not applicable

Entrance exam waiver – An applicant with significant and meaningful supervisory, technical, and/or budget responsibilities and a strong academic background may request that the GMAT be waived as a requirement for admission to the EMBA Program. The request for the waiver shall be submitted in writing to the EMBA Director and clearly state the basis for the waiver.

ADMISSION PROCESS

To begin the application process for the Evening, Online, and Hybrid MBA programs, individuals must submit the following at least one month prior to the semester of admission:

  • Application form (apply electronically).
  • Application fee of $20 (or $30 for international students), in the form of a check or money order payable to Nicholls State University.  

Additionally, the following must be submitted to complete the application package:

  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended, must be sent directly from those institutions. Download: Record Request Form (pdf).
  • Official GMAT or GRE score reports, must be sent from the Educational Testing Service directly to Nicholls State University (Institutional Code 1B6BL44), to register call 1-609-771-7330 or log on to  the GMAT website.

All materials must be submitted to:
Nicholls State University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 2004
Thibodaux, LA 70310

Credential Evaluation Services

The companies listed below are recognized by Nicholls State University and qualified to provide a course-by course evaluation of your international academic records.

SDR Educational Consultants
Phone:  713-460-3525
Fax:      713-460-5344
http://nsu.sdr.credentialconnection.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Phone:  414-289-3400
Fax:      414-289-3411
www.ece.org

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Phone: 800-707-0979
Fax:  979-690-6342
www.gceus.com

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
Phone:  305-273-1616
Fax:      305-273-1338
www.jsilny.com

AACRAO  International Education Services
Phone:  202-296-3359
Fax:      202-822-3940
AACRO

World Education Services, Inc.
Phone:  212-966-6311
Fax:      212-739-6100
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