Frequently Asked Questions

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

M.S. in Management Coursework and Prerequisites
Campus Visit
International Applicants
Admissions Decisions
Program Costs and Financial Aid
General FAQs

M.S. in Management Coursework and Prerequisites

What sort of academic background do I need?
The program is designed for students from any academic background.

Will I be required to take any prerequisite courses?
No prerequisite courses are required to be accepted into the Elon M.S. in Management program. Two Foundation courses, accounting and finance, will need to be completed in the summer prior to starting the M.S. in Management curriculum for students who do not have undergraduate coursework in these areas.


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 with which they are most comfortable.

Will having extensive work experience substitute for the GMAT/GRE?
Applicants with seven or more years of work experience and a graduate degree or 3.3 undergraduate GPA may apply for a waiver.

Will having a graduate degree substitute for the GMAT/GRE?
This requirement may be waived if an applicant possesses a graduate degree or US graduate degree equivalent. To be reviewed for a GMAT/GRE waiver, prospective students must submit an application with supporting materials.

I meet the waiver criteria, am I automatically approved?
Applicants can apply for a waiver consideration.  The MBA Admissions committee considers all waiver applications,and decisions are communicated within two weeks of receiving all application materials.

Campus Visits

When are campus visits scheduled?
Applicants can schedule an individual visit to campus by contacting Kemp Allen in the Office of Graduate Admissions at (336) 278-7623 or Individual visits are scheduled Monday through Friday.

Campus Events are scheduled several times a year to allow applicants to meet faculty, staff, and students. These events are scheduled in the evening to accommodate professional and personal responsibilities.

International Applicants

Do I have to take the TOEFL or IELTS?
International applicants who did not complete their undergraduate work in the United States are required to take the TOEFL or IELTS. Those who have completed one year or more of full-time study as a degree-seeking student in a US four-year institution are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Admissions Decisions

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?
Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please submit all required application materials as early as possible, but no later than June 1.

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 are 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.

Program Cost and Financial Aid

What is the cost of the program?
The tuition of the M.S. in Management program (2015-2016) is $852 per credit hour.  Total tuition is approximately $28,000 to $33,000.

General FAQs

If I am applying to more than one program, do I need to submit a separate application and fee?
Applicants who wish to be considered for more than one graduate program at Elon University will need to submit a separate application, including a separate application fee, for each program.

If I have an MBA already, can I also get the M.S. in Management?
Due to the overlap of course work for the M.S. in Management and the Master of Business Administration, individuals who have earned an MBA are not eligible for the M.S. in Management.

Can I get a dual MBA/M.S. in Management?
Due to the overlap of course work for the M.S. in Management and the Master of Business Administration it is not possible to receive a dual degree. Students must pick one or the other.