Masters in Executive Management Admission Requirements

  1. All applicants must possess, prior to enrollment, a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 
  2. All applicants will be required to take the University Graduate Writing Assessment. Applicants must achieve a score of 166 or above on the Accuplacer Assessment Instrument and a score of 4 or higher on the Essay Assessment before being allowed to register for classes. If the applicant does not score the requisite grade in English, he/she may be probationally admitted and be required to take the graduate writing course. Upon completion of the course, the applicant will retake and pass the English exam within the first two terms of enrollment. Any exceptions must be approved by the Program Director and the Dean of the School of Leadership Studies. Testing and referrals will be managed by the St. Thomas University Academic Enhancement Center. There is no cost for the 1st attempt at the test; however there is a cost for retesting.
  3. A completed and signed application form.
  4. A non-refundable application fee of $40 US (the application fee is waived for STU alumni).
  5. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  6. Two letters of recommendation from an employer, professional colleague or major professor that evaluate the applicant’s leadership ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. Letters of recommendation should accompany the application for admission.
  7. A “personal statement” from the applicant which:
    1. Describes the applicant's professional interest in the Masters in Executive Management Degree
    2. Assesses the applicant's strength as a leader and describes what the applicant hopes to gain from and contribute with a graduate degree.
  8. A rèsumè of professional experience.

International Students
In addition to the items listed above, International Students are required to provide the following:

  • Foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy, if the original language is not English.
  • A financial declaration and supporting documentation by each international applicant.

International students educated in foreign institutions where the language of instruction is not English are required to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who submit a TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test or their equivalents will not be required to take any course in English as a second language. Applicants transferring from U.S. or non-U.S. institutions where the language of instruction is English, who have demonstrated proficiency in the English Language, are exempt from the TOEFL. Academically qualified applicants unable to take the TOEFL or who have a score below 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the Internet-based test or their equivalents may be offered admission on the condition they must take the Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) pre-test to assess English skills. As a result, students may be required to pursue additional coursework in English, if their command of the English Language is judged to be insufficient for graduate study. Depending upon the level of proficiency, as determined by the TOEFL or LOEP, international students may be allowed to take limited number of courses in their degree program, while completing their English coursework. The Graduate Admissions Committee and Director of the Academic Enhancement Center will make this determination.

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