Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled some of the most commonly asked admissions questions regarding the Elon MBA program. If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (336) 278-7600  or


MBA Coursework and Prerequisites




May I send you my transcripts, GMAT/GRE score or other supporting documents before I submit my application?
Yes, you may send documents to our office before submitting your application. All documents will be held for one year. Documents can be mailed to: 

Elon University
Office of Graduate Admissions
2750 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244

What are your deadlines for application submission?
Please submit all required application materials as early as possible, but no later than August 15 for the fall semester and February 15 for the spring semester.

Will you notify me if something is missing from my application?
Once your application is submitted you will be given access to OnTrack. When you log on, you will be able to view the documents our office has received. It is your responsibility to request GMAT/GRE scores, transcripts and recommendation letters. We will make an effort to contact you if your application is incomplete.

How quickly is an admission decision made?
All decisions are made on a rolling basis. Once all application materials have been received, a decision is typically rendered within two weeks.

How will I receive an admission decision?
All applicants will receive a letter in the mail notifying them of the admission committee's decision.

MBA Coursework and Prerequisites

What sort of academic background do I need?
The Elon MBA is designed for students from any academic background. More than 60 percent of our students hold undergraduate degrees in fields other than business.

Will I be required to take any prerequisite courses?
No prerequisite courses are required to begin the Elon MBA program. Two Foundations courses, accounting and finance, will need to be completed during the MBA program. 


If I take the GMAT/GRE test more than once, does the school average the scores or use the higher score?
We will use the higher score.

Is one test preferred over the other?
No, we encourage applicants to take the exam they are most comfortable with.

Will having extensive work experience substitute for the GMAT/GRE?
No. All applicants are required to take the GMAT/GRE, regardless of work experience.

Will having a graduate degree substitute for the GMAT/GRE?
This requirement may be waived if an applicant possesses a master's degree in a quantitative discipline. To be reviewed for a GMAT/GRE waiver, prospective students must submit all official transcripts and a resume. You do not have to apply first for this review.


What is the cost per credit hour?
The cost per credit hour for the 2014-15 academic year is $827.

What additional expenses can I expect to incur while I am a student?
Other than tuition, there are very few expenses students will have to pay. Students will need to purchase books, but that cost varies per class. There is also a $10 parking permit fee. Additionally, if a student decides to study abroad, they will need to cover their portion of the trip.