Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Admitted Students

Once you have been admitted to the Master of Business Administration program, you will have a few steps to complete before starting your first classes.

MBA IQ

You are required to complete the MBA IQ course prior to registering for your first semester of courses. 

The MBA IQ is an independent online course designed to improve your MBA lexicon, prepare you for the MBA classroom. 

After completion of the course, you will receive an MBA IQ Score, which you can highlight in your resume. Your MBA IQ score is a means for you to differentiate your skills set – it can be used when discussing a career opportunity. 

MBA IQ equips incoming students with the MBA lexicon and prepares them for their upcoming studies.  With the proper preparations and MBA IQ coursework, St. Cloud State MBA students will be positioned to succeed within the program.

We believe incoming MBA students will greatly benefit from completing MBA IQ.

The MBA IQ includes:

  • 3 learning modules covering all areas of business
    • The Business Environment and Organization
    • Marketing and Operations
    • Accounting and Finance
  • Available coaching resources 
  • MBA IQ Daily Lessons
  • MBA IQ Workbook
  • Online self-assessments and quizzes
  • Ability to create flashcards to assist in completion 
  • MBA IQ Knowledge transcript
  • About 30 to 40 hours of online effort
  • Current cost is $700

Newly admitted students will receive detailed instructions about registration.

Program planning sheet

As a newly admitted MBA student, you are required to complete a program planning sheet. 

The form is available on D2L in the MBA Ignite Course and must be completed and emailed to srnordos@stcloudstate.edu. The deadline for completing the planning sheet will be determined by MBA Director Brandon Johnson 

  • St. Cloud State Campus (Flex Program): Consult all the available courses on the website to fill out your program planning sheet. 
  • Plymouth (Cohort) and Online: Use the already designed program on your course calendar to fill out your program planning sheet. 

If you need assistance, schedule an appointment with our MBA Director Brandon Johnson via email bljohnson@stcloudstate.edu or call 320-308-3212.

Academic Integrity Contract

As a student of St. Cloud State University, you are required to sign the Academic Integrity Contract, a moral agreement between St. Cloud State University and every student stating that you will behave at all times in an ethical manner. The contract is available on D2L and must be signed and emailed to srnordos@stcloudstate.edu.  

The Graduate Academic Integrity Statement states: 

"The School of Graduate Studies and the Graduate faculty expect graduate students to fulfill their academic obligations honestly and fairly without engaging in cheating, plagiarism, falsification, collusion, or other forms of academic dishonesty. Graduate students must adhere to the University policy on academic integrity. The School of Graduate Studies reserves the right to impose additional sanctions on graduate students found to be in violation of the academic integrity policy, including academic probation, suspension, and dismissal. Academic suspension and dismissal will be noted on the student transcript." 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the MBA program at 320-308-3212 or srnordos@stcloudstate.edu.