Frequently Asked Questions

Is the TOEFL required if I already have an undergraduate degree?

Yes, the TOEFL is required for admission into the MBA program. If you have taken the TOEFL more than two years ago, you will need to retake the exam. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 computer-based or internet-based 80.

What are the requirements for the MBA program?

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or its equivalent from an institution of higher education.
  • If professional experience is being used as a basis for support of the applicant's qualification, a letter must be written by the applicant's supervisor or by a responsible executive of the company describing the applicant's current position, responsibilities, and length of service.
  • The applicant shall provide TOEFL or IELTS score taken within the last two years. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper) or 213 computer-based or internet-based 80 or minimum IELTS score of 6. 
  • GMAT score -exit requirement (a result for GMAT exam is valid for five years).

Can I transfer credits into the MBA program at GUST?
A maximum of twelve semester hours in graduate credit from another accredited college or university may be applied toward the required program credits, provided the grade for each course is at least a B (3.0). However, these courses must be approved by the appropriate College Dean and the Director of MBA program. Only classes taken within the last five years may be transferred in.

Will I be assigned an academic advisor once accepted into the program?
Yes, an academic advisor will be available to meet with you.

Can I start taking classes before I have been accepted into the MBA program?
No, only students matriculated in the GUST MBA Program are permitted to take classes. You must apply, submit transcripts and other required documents, and take the TOEFL to be considered for acceptance.

How long does it take to complete the MBA program?
The program can be completed in two years (four semesters) full-time.
Please click here to view our MBA Curriculum.

How much is the tuition for a full/part-time MBA student?
The total fee (exclusive of application and registration fees) for the MBA Program is 10,800 KD. (Each credit hour is 240KD).

What is the normal class size?
The GUST MBA program runs small class sizes with an average student/faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Where can I find more information?
MBA Course Descriptions
MBA Schedule
MBA Handbook