(Please note that admissions into the PhD in Business Administration program are competitive, with only a few spots available each year. Accordingly, meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.)

1. Undergraduate/Master’s Degree & GPA

A master’s degree, a four‐year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent), a professional degree (such as BPharm, BVsc, MBBS, MD, DVM, DPharm, etc.), or an appropriate U.S./Canadian alternative degree, from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree or any subsequent graduate degree from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, plus all work completed thereafter

Note:  The graduate program may choose to calculate the GPA on the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits [last two years on an international record]) of graded undergraduate work on the most recent baccalaureate degree, plus all work completed thereafter, as the basis for admission.

Applicants with degrees from outside the U.S. should visit the OSU Graduate School website for additional specific requirements.

2. GMAT - Graduate Management Admission Test

Minimum total score of 600, and verbal, quantitative, integrative reasoning and analytical writing sub-scores in at least the 30th percentile. 

Although the GMAT is preferable, we will also accept the GRE. GRE scores submitted will be converted into a GMAT-equivalent for purposes of evaluation. 

3. English Language Proficiency ‐ International Students

If you are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting scores from the TOEFL or IELTS, then please review the following minimum score requirements:

  • TOEFL iBT: 91 total score with a subscore of at least 22 on each section
  • TOEFL PBT: 575 and a separate interview to assess speaking will be required
  • IELTS: 7

The PhD in Business Administration program does not offer conditional admission. If you are required to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores, you must meet minimum requirements to be admitted.