Apply to the Helzberg MA Program

Checklist to Apply for Admission
  1. Completed application for admission. Apply online for free or download and print a PDF, (123K).
  2. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework evidencing conferral of a bachelor's degree. Electronically submitted transcripts are also accepted and may be sent to jennifer.plaster@rockhurst.edu. Official transcripts should be mailed directly from your school to:
    Rockhurst University
    Graduate Business Programs
    Conway Hall, Room 201F
    1100 Rockhurst Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
  3. Acceptable undergraduate GPA and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) converted to a predicted GMAT score, by using the following formula: GPA multiplied by 200 plus GMAT score must equal 1050 or greater.
    • The minimum GMAT or GRE converted score accepted is a 450
    • Prospective students who have not previously taken either exam are encouraged to take the GMAT
The GMAT requirement is waived for applicants who:
  • Hold a terminal degree such as a J.D., M.D., D.O., Ph.D., Ed.D., Pharm.D., or D.D.S.
  • Hold a graduate degree (masters level) and/or professional certification (i.e. CPA, CFA, CMA, CIA or CFP), with evidence of significant quantitative course work and a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Graduated with a BSBA, BA in economics, or business minor within the past five years AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 both overall and in their major or minor business courses (course equivalent designations of AC, BUS, EC, FN, MG, MK) from Rockhurst University or another AACSB-accredited program.

We cannot exempt students from the GMAT requirement on the basis of work experience. However, an exemption may be made on a case-by-case basis if the applicant already has achieved a satisfactory score on a graduate entrance exam other than the GMAT or GRE (such as the MCAT or LSAT) within the last five years.

Meeting the above criteria does not guarantee admission into the Helzberg MA program. Furthermore, students meeting the GPA/GMAT formula, but with a GPA less than 2.5 or a GMAT less than 450, may be asked to submit additional documentation, personal interview or take additional preparatory classes prior to being considered for full admission. The Helzberg MA program also suggests applicants not achieve less than the 25th percentile in the quantitative section of the GMAT.

Learn More About Provisional Acceptance

International students must also include:

English translation of any undergraduate or graduate transcripts provided by one of the services below. The translation must by a detailed, course-by-course, U.S. equivalent of credit hours reflecting your cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. It is important that the degree you received is indicated.

Transcript evaluation service companies

ECE
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411
eval@ece.org
WES
P.O. Box 11623
Chicago, IL 60611-0623
Phone: 312-222-0882
Additional documents may be required:
  • Affidavit of financial support
  • Copy of Visa
  • Copy of current I-20 (depending on Visa type)
  • Supplemental Information Form For International Students Currently Attending Other U.S. Institutions
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 550 required or Computer Based Testing Equivalent of 213). The TOEFL will be waived if you hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. college or university or if your medium of instruction was in English.