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International Students (MBA)

International Students (MBA)

The MBA program at McNeese State University is very proud of its international presence. The university, in general, strongly supports the international community of students as evidenced by the number of student organizations.  The current distribution of domestic and foreign students is almost even.
Admission requirements

Applicants must meet the necessary departmental requirements to be admitted to the MBA Program which includes an acceptable GMAT or GRE score in addition to meeting admission formulas as applicable.
The international student application may be obtained from the International Student Office through their website:
A nonrefundable application fee of $30.00 (check, money order or demand draft) drawn on a U.S. bank must be made payable to "McNeese State University". It is to be submitted to:
          International Student Affairs Office
          McNeese State University
          Box 90180
          Lake Charles, LA 70609
The deadline for receipt of all required documents is

March 15 for a summer semester
May 15 for a fall semester
October 15 for spring semester   

The fall semester begins in August and the spring semester begins in January. Students may also begin in a summer semester which begins in June.

All international students from non-English speaking countries who do not have a baccalaureate degree from U.S. universities will demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application by one of the following:
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 on paper-based exam, 213 on computer-based exam or 79 on internet-based exam.
  • Completion of the advance level of ESLI University Language Center Program (located on the McNeese campus) with certification from ESLI.
  • Minimum IELTS band score of 6.0.
In addition to tuition, international students are required to pay approximately $130 per semester for the International Student Insurance Policy and $60 per semester for the foreign fee. Room and board on campus are estimated to cost approximately $2,500 per semester, though this cost varies greatly depending on the type of room and chosen meal plan, and is also subject to change.
In addition, academically qualified students can apply for other scholarship awards which are based on academic excellence and performance on the computed GPA from official transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS, and ACT/SAT or GRE/GMAT, and vary on the amount of tuition reduction depending on the award. These award opportunities also depend on budget availability.
All international students must contact the International Student Affairs Office for applications and submission of all required documents.