Apply to Helzberg School MBA Program

Checklist to Apply for Admission

  1. Completed application for admission. Apply online for free. Select the "Graduate Business Degrees" application type when prompted.
  2. Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework evidencing conferral of a bachelor's degree. Electronically submitted transcripts are also accepted and may be sent to Paper and electronic transcripts must come directly from the school to Rockhurst to be accepted as official.  Official transcript may be mailed to:

    Rockhurst University
    Graduate Business Programs
    Conway Hall, Room 201F
    1100 Rockhurst Road
    Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
  3. Submit an official GMAT or GRE score. Determine the score required by using the following formula: GPA x 200 + GMAT score. Your composite score must equal 1050 or greater. 

The minimum GMAT accepted is a 450. GRE scores are converted to a GMAT predictive score. Prospective students who have not previously taken either exam are encouraged to take the GMAT.


Applicants may submit a GMAT/GRE petition form to have the GMAT requirement waived if one of the following options applies:

  • Hold a terminal (doctoral level) degree
  • Hold a graduate degree (master's level) and/or professional certification with evidence of significant quantitative coursework and a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA
  • Graduated from Rockhurst University or another AACSB-accredited program with a BSBA, B.A. in economics or a business minor, earning a cumulative 3.5 GPA overall and in their major or minor business courses.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressive, professional, full-time work experience that entails a significant scope of responsibility (managing people and/or projects) and employs in-depth quantitative and analytical skills.

 If you believe you qualify for a GMAT waiver, please contact Matt Honeycutt, Director of Graduate Business Admission, at


International students must also include:

English translation of any undergraduate or graduate transcripts provided by one of the services below. The translation must by a detailed, course-by-course, U.S. equivalent of credit hours reflecting your cumulative GPA based on a 4.0 scale. It is important that the degree you received is indicated.


Transcript Evaluation Service Companies

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411

P.O. Box 11623
Chicago, IL 60611-0623
Phone: 312-222-0882


Additional documents may be required:

  • Affidavit of financial support showing a minimum of $52,000 USD in liquidable assets (Certification from bank(s) or legally binding affidavit of financial support indiciating the student's ability to pay for educational expenses)
  • Copy of Visa
  • Copy of current I-20 (depending on Visa type)
  • Supplemental Information Form For International Students Currently Attending Other U.S. Institutions
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 79). The TOEFL will be waived if you hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. college or university or if your medium of instruction was in English.