All applicants seeking admission to the Master of Science in Management program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of “C” or better verified by the official transcript.

Applicants without a degree in business will also have to complete BA 600 Business Fundamentals prior to taking the required Master of Science in Management coursework.

Applicants with a baccalaureate degree only are admitted to the program in one of two ways GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 scale.

  1. Option 1: Applicants take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Applicants must have a total of at least 950 points based on the following formula:   Undergraduate GPA 200 + GMAT score.  For example, a 3.5 undergraduate GPA and a 450 GMAT score would have a total score of (3.5 * 200 = 700) + 450 = 1150. 
  2. Option 2: Provisional admission does not require the GMAT but requires an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 and earning at least a 3.2 GPA on the first nine (9) credit hours of required coursework. A minimum of nine (9) credit hours (excluding prerequisites) must be completed within the first two semesters. Applicants are admitted upon completion of these requirements.

Applicants with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution can be admitted into the Master of Science in Management program with a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for admission online. Requests for graduate application forms may also be addressed to the Office of Admissions, Lander University, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649, 888-4-Lander (1-888-452-6337), or email