The MSOL program is open to applicants from a wide range of careers and organizations.


Applicants must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited college or university program; it does not have to be a business related degree.  Business courses are not required.  
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 preferred.
  • At least three years of significant workplace experience; i.e., showing career growth, increasing responsibility, and leadership potential
  • A commitment to values and ethical conduct

 Application requirements:

  • A completed graduate application.  Apply online at
  • Academic Transcripts: Official undergraduate transcript(s) with a baccalaureate degree noted. Transcript(s) must be sent directly from the undergraduate institution to Mount St. Joseph University Office of Graduate Admission.
  • A current resume describing your work history.
  • Contact information for two references who can speak to your character and abilities (name, email, and phone number).
  • One page personal statement (including reasons for seeking the MSOL degree and personal goals).
  • An interview with the program director.
  • GMAT not required.


Mount St. Joseph University conducts a comprehensive and individualized review of each candidate’s credentials.


Additional Requirements for International Students:

  • Undergraduate transcripts from countries outside the United States will need to be evaluated by World Education Service. (
  • TOEFL requirements: 220 computer based – 83 on i-TOEFL ( Requirements can be waived only if the graduate department requires another standardized test, e.g. GRE.
  • Permanent residents must provide a copy of Alien Registration Card (green card) or a copy of visa documentation.
  • Declaration of Finances (for F-1 Visa), either I-134 or certified bank statement on letterhead with dollar amount equal to one year’s tuition, housing, etc.