Apply to the Masters in Organizational Leadership Program

Checklist to Apply for Admission

Upcoming Entry Terms (We encourage all applications and materials be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to your intended start date)

Spring A Term Begins January 26 
Spring B Term Begins March 22
*If you are interested in an upcoming term and it is past the stated application deadline please reach out to us at*
  1. Complete the online application. 

  2. Submit official transcripts showing completion of degree(s) and any additional transcripts showing completion of prerequisite coursework.
       At this time we encourage applicants to have all transcripts submitted electronically to
       If you are not able to have your transcripts submitted electronically please contact us at
  1. Upload professional resume to your online application or send electronically to
  2. Submit official GMAT or GRE score OR the GMAT/GRE waiver. Determine the score required by using the following formula: GPA x 200 + GMAT score. Your composite score must equal 1050 or greater. 

The minimum GMAT accepted is a 450. GRE scores are converted to a GMAT predictive score. Prospective students who have not previously taken either exam are encouraged to take the GMAT.

Applicants may submit a GMAT/GRE petition form to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived if one of the following options applies:​

  • Hold a terminal (doctoral level) degree.
  • Hold a graduate degree (master's level) and/or professional certification with evidence of significant quantitative coursework and a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA.
  • Graduated from Rockhurst University or another AACSB-accredited program with a BSBA, B.A. in economics or a business minor, earning a cumulative 3.25 GPA overall and in their major or minor business courses.
  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree from Rockhurst's College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive, professional, full-time work experience that entails a significant scope of responsibility (managing people and/or projects) and employs in-depth quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Completion of Rockhurst's Analytics & Insights Certificate (formerly Data Science Certificate) program earning a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher.
  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree (any major) from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative 3.25 GPA or higher.

If you believe you qualify for a GMAT waiver, please contact Matt Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Business Admission, at


International students must also include:

English translation of any undergraduate or graduate transcripts provided by one of the services below. The translation must be 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

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411

P.O. Box 11623
Chicago, IL 60611-0623
Phone: 312-222-0882

Additional documents may be required:

  • Affidavit of financial support showing a minimum of $57,000 USD in liquidable assets (Certification from bank(s) or legally binding affidavit of financial support indicating the student's ability to pay for educational expenses)
  • 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.

For more information about the suite of graduate business programs from Helzberg, please click here: School of Management Programs.