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You may transfer up to three successfully completed courses from another MBA program at an AACSB-accredited college/university; the courses must be equivalent to coursework in the online MBA. To find out if your former school is accredited, visit the AACSB website. To verify the equivalency of the coursework, a course description or syllabus must be submitted to BGSU’s online MBA program coordinator.
Your best resource for finding information about the GMAT is mba.com/exams/gmat. This website offers free study materials, speaks to exam content and tells you how to locate a testing center and register for the exam.
The program provides enough flexibility for you to take one or two classes depending on your preferences and outside commitments. The courses are 7 weeks long in the fall and spring semesters and 6 weeks long in summer semesters.

One course will require approximately 20 hours a week of work between readings, viewing lectures, assignments, etc. Two courses will require approximately 40 hours a week of work. Your degree can be completed at an individualized pace but keep in mind that six years is the maximum amount of time you have to complete your degree.
You can self-enroll into our online courses. Follow these instructions for a step-by-step guide.
Visit the Bowling Green State University website—bgsu.edu—then click on MyBGSU in the upper right-hand corner.

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Type your username and password to log in to your MyBGSU account. After you have logged in, the MyBGSU main page will appear; at this point, you should click on Canvas.

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In Canvas, you can see all courses you are enrolled in each term. Click on the individualized course icon.

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If you have trouble logging into Canvas, contact Information Technology Services either by phone at 419-372-0999 or via live chat at bgsu.edu/tsc.

You may apply for a loan. To be eligible for a loan, you must take at least two courses each semester—e.g., one during the Spring I term and one during the Spring II term. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Enroll in at least two courses prior to the start of the semester to ensure loans are processed.

If you are paying your tuition in cash, you may be eligible to enroll in an installment payment plan. Please contact the Office of the Bursar for more information.

You may also enroll in the Installment Payment Plan (IPP) by following this step-by-step guide:

  1. Log in to MyBGSU
  2. Click on Student Center
  3. Click on My Account
  4. Click on Make a Payment in left toolbar
  5. Click on Enroll in your Non-Active Student Payment Plan in the box to the right labeled Installment Payment Plan
The Student Financial Responsibility Agreement informs you of the financial responsibilities associated with enrolling for classes at BGSU and explains the potential consequences if you fail to meet those obligations.

To complete the financial responsibility agreement:

  1. Log into MyBGSU
  2. Click on Student Center
  3. Click on Action Items
  4. Click on To-do list in left toolbar
As a new graduate student at Bowling Green State University, you must enroll in a non-credit transcript course entitled GRAD 5000. GRAD 5000 prepares newly enrolled students for the academic and professional expectations associated with graduate education, including Graduate College policies and preparation for graduate pedagogy, research, scholarship, and creative work. This is an “S/U” graded course that complements the online orientation and is completed alongside coursework in the first semester. Students who have taken previous graduate coursework will be waived from this requirement.

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