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EIU MBA Online

The Simple Steps to Becoming EIU

International students who would be living outside the US or US territories for the entire MBA Online program are eligible for candidacy in this program

We have a few seats available for Fall 2018, and are also considering applications for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.  Please see our admission deadlines as students can be admitted to start the second session courses during an ongoing semester.

Files are not considered for admission until all materials have been received.  Application files are evaluated at least twice per week against the program’s admission criteria. 

Our GRE Codes are: 1199 EIU and 3769 MBA. The EIU GMAT code is DGF; MBA GMAT Full-time program code is DGF-ZJ-53, GMAT MBA Part-time program code is DGF-ZJ-62.  Any of these codes will result in your scores being reported to the MBA Admissions Office. GMAT and GRE official results usually take 7 – 10 business days to be received in our office, so please plan your testing date accordingly and preferably submit all other materials prior to your test.

Important: Please note that you must apply to EIU's Office of International Students and Scholars AND send multiple application materials to the MBA office.  The specifics of those application materials can be found in the drop boxes below.

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Apply to the International Programs

International applicants to EIU begin their application process by applying to the Office International Student and Scholars here.

Apply to the Program


International applicants must apply through the office of International Students & Scholars. The following items must be sent to the International Students & Scholars Office:

  1. Submit an online MBA Program Application
  2. Applicants to the MBA Program must send all materials for application to:,
    or fax 217-581-6642
    or mail to:
    School of Business ATTN: MBA
    600 Lincoln Ave.
    Charleston, IL 61920

    1. Submit an online MBA Program Application
    2. Requirements:
      1. Submit official GMAT or GRE scores (requirements below), taken within the past five years OR see 2b.
      2. Applicants may substitute the GMAT or GRE requirement with the following:
        - A 3.00 undergraduate GPA and 3 years of professional work experience post-baccalaureate as demonstrated on resume
        - A 2.90 undergraduate GPA and 4 years of professional work experience post-baccalaureate as demonstrated on resume
        - A 2.80 undergraduate GPA and 5 years of professional work experience post-baccalaureate as demonstrated on resume
    3. Submit completed and signed Honor Code
    4. Submit current resume clearly describing employment experience.
    5. Submit two completed Recommendation Forms sent directly to the MBA Office (preferably one should be from a previous or current employer)
    6. Submit a one page professional goal statement, with your name clearly identified, describing personal career and academic goals and the preparation required to meet those goals

    GMAT/GRE Information:
    • Minimum GMAT score is 400-Verbal 18, Quantitative 23, Analytical Writing 3.5, Integrative Reasoning 3.
    • Click here for information on the GMAT Fee Waiver program which allows EIU to offer a limited number of vouchers to eligible students each year.
    • Minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE score total = 292; Verbal 140, Quantitative 146, Analytical Writing 3.5
    • GRE equivalent to GMAT calculated using this calculator
    • Score at least 1,000 points based on the following formula: (200 x GPA) + GMAT (or GMAT equivalent) total score

    A powerpoint about the GRE Exam and registration process is available by clicking HERE.

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Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!

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MBA Program
School of Business

600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL

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