Admissions

Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration has a "rolling admissions" policy. The Admissions Committee will review each file on a holistic basis.  

Interested applicants are encouraged to have achieved at least two years of substantial work experience. However, applicants will not be automatically disqualified because of a lack of work experience but will be judged on maturity, motivation, and leadership performance during their undergraduate years. Internships, special programs, and recommendations will also be considered.  

Admissions Requirements:

Application: Complete the online application. The application fee is waived.  

Transcripts: Candidates must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. CAU requires official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended. The Committee will review the overall GPA as well as the GPA in major when making a decision. 

GRE Score: The GMAT or GRE score will be considered. However, if the applicant has an undergraduate 3.25 overall GPA or 3.5 GPA or higher in the last 60 hours of undergraduate studies, the GMAT or GRE examination is waived. Test scores over five years are not acceptable. NOTE: CAU/CAU School of Business Administration code is 5110, and GRE Code is 5110. 

Letter of Intent: Applicants should provide a Letter of Intent that describes the uniqueness of his/her character, abilities, issues of diversity, academic history, community service activities, and professional experience. Additionally, the statement should discuss the applicant's interest in the Clark Atlanta University School of Business Administration MBA program (CAUSBA MBA) and how completing the CAUSBA MBA will facilitate realizing his/her dreams and aspirations. 

Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) "Letters of Recommendation" that address a candidate's intellectual and personal capabilities. Topics should cover personal integrity, ability to work with others; leadership qualities; oral and written communication skills; and community involvement. Letters should be completed by a supervisor, a member of academia, and someone who can attest to these capabilities.  

Professional Resume': A professional resume should include personal information (name, address, telephone number, and email address), educational background, work experience (start and end dates for each position and a brief description of responsibilities), internship experience, academic or professional research, publications, educational training, professional associations, and leadership experiences. Please limit your resume to two pages.  

Interview: An interview may be requested for selected applicants.   

International Applicants:  International applicants must have a minimum of 5 IELTS or 46 TOEFL scores to be admitted to the graduate program unless they have an undergraduate degree from a U.S. college or university (in which case the above criteria would apply). 

Graduate Scholars!

Application Deadline CAU reviews application on a rolling basis.  The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.
Domestic Students International Students 
  • November 1st – Priority deadline
  • February 4th  - 2nd Priority deadline
  • June 30th – Final Deadline
  • April 1st  – International Applicant deadline
  • June 30th – Final Deadline
Program information
Cheryl Jester-George, Ed.D.
Director of Graduate and MBA Program
School of Business Administration
Wright Young Hall
223 James P. Brawley Dr. S.W
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: 404-880-6044
Fax: 404-880-6276
Email: cjester-george@cau.edu