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Students are provided a broad preparation in business administra-tion while being allowed a certain amount of concentration in specific business areas. Attention is given to lasting principles instead of spe-cific techniques which may be subject to frequent change. Emphasis is placed on the development of problem-solving and decision-making abilities. The curriculum integrates communication skills, and social and ethical perspectives for business decision making and a diverse, global perspective through the extensive use of case analysis. The functional business discipline skills are integrated in a capstone, simulation/case course. The program is designed to satisfy the needs of students with or without undergraduate degrees in business administration. The prepa-ration, foundation core courses are intended to provide the background needed by students with degrees in areas other than business. These foundation courses include: Accounting 4400, Business Administration 4400, Economics 4400, Finance 4400, Management 4400, Marketing 4400, and Quantitative Methods 4400, or their equivalents. Students who have been awarded a bachelor’s degree in business administration from an AACSB-accredited program within eight years of beginning their MBA studies at the University of New Orleans will have satisfied these foundation core requirements. Students who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business more than eight years prior to beginning the MBA program at the University of New Orleans and students with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than business and who have had coursework required in the foundation more than eight years before beginning the MBA program at the University of New Orleans may be able to waive some or all of the foundation courses based upon validation of currency of knowledge in those spe-cific areas.Admission RequirementsAdmission to the traditional MBA program is at the discretion of the College of Business Administration’s Committee on Graduate Admissions and the Dean of the Graduate School. Applicants are nor-mally admitted if they have a baccalaureate degree from an accred-ited college or university, with a grade-point average of 2.75 or above, a score of 450 or above on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and a total of at least 1050 points, based on the formula of 200 times the overall undergraduate grade point average (4.0 system) plus the GMAT score, or 1100 points, based on the formula of 200 times the upper division grade-point average (last 60 semester hours) (4.0 system), plus the GMAT score. In addition, applicants must have main-tained at least a 3.0 grade-point average (4.0 system) for all graduate work previously taken. Applicants whose native language is not Eng-lish must achieve a minimum score of 550 (written) or 213 (computer-ized) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant has earned a degree in an English-speaking institution. Students scoring below 650 on the TOEFL