Frequently Asked Questions

If you are planning to pursue your graduate degree, then University of New Orleans MBA & Health Care Programs is the best place in New Orleans, LA. We have answered several frequently asked questions about our programs, application deadlines and procedures below.

What is the difference between the Traditional track MBA and the Executive track MBA Programs?

The University of New Orleans MBA & Health Care Programs allows students to obtain a Master’s of Business Administration through two different programs. When considering which program is best for you, you must take into consideration the following:

The Traditional track MBA program offers academic excellence, accessibility, and affordability to part-time and full-time students. Courses are offered during weekday evenings. The curriculum includes internet-based learning which helps our students balance their academic load in combination with onsite courses.

One of the advantages the Traditional track MBA program offers is that it can be initiated on a rolling basis for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Full time students also have the option to complete the MBA program in three major academic semesters.

Our first-rate professors have limited class enrollment, which provides a personalized learning environment. The education provided to the UNO student makes them very marketable and attractive to their future employers.

The Executive track MBA program is designed to provide maximum convenience and minimum aggravation for those managers and professionals who do not have the time to deal with difficult schedules and extended breaks. Students have the ability to earn the same degree as Traditional track MBA students with a compressed weekend schedule.

The staff takes care of administrative details so that the students have more time to prepare for classes. The classes are conveniently scheduled on alternating weekends in our exclusive EMBA classroom.

How do I apply for the Traditional track MBA program?

Applications can be completed by following this link:

How do I apply for the Executive track MBA program?

Applications can be completed by following this link:

When are the application deadlines?

Domestic Applicants
Fall – July 1
Spring – November 1
Summer – May 1

International Applicants
Fall – June 1
Spring – October 1
Summer – April 1

What documents are needed to apply to the Traditional MBA program?

Final transcripts from all previous universities attended, completed online Application, GMAT scores, Immunization form, and Application Fee Payment. In additional, International students must submit TOEFL scores and a financial statement of support.

What are the requirements for admittance in Traditional track MBA program?

Admission to the program is based on undergraduate GPA and GMAT score. The minimum GPA qualification for the traditional MBA program is 2.75.

What if I don’t have a 2.75 overall GPA for the Traditional track MBA program?

Students who do not currently meet the admission requirements are encouraged to speak to an MBA advisor about admission options. Please call (504) 280-3215 or email:

Can I still apply to the Traditional track MBA if I don’t have a business degree?

Yes, the MBA is made for those students with or without a business degree. There are 3 MBA foundation courses that will help prepare those students without a business background before they start the MBA advanced courses.

Is Financial Aid available in Executive track MBA & MS-HCM Programs?

Yes, as part of the inclusive services you will receive as an Executive track graduate student, the Financial Coordinator will act as a liaison to the university’s Financial Aid Office. There is no need to contact the Financial Aid Office. We just need you to complete the applications through the Financial Aid website and renew when needed. We also encourage students to research their company’s education reimbursement opportunities.

If you have been admitted into an Executive track Masters program and would like to apply for Financial Aid, download the Instructions Sheet to guide you through the application process. Once you have completed the application, you may forward confirmations to Lisa Smith, the Financial Coordinator.

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How do I register for Traditional track MBA classes?

New students must meet with the MBA coordinator prior to registration. Advising will last approximately 30 minutes and will cover course forecasting, the removal of registration holds, and instructions regarding the registration process.

Where can I find a schedule of Traditional track MBA classes?

The MBA office will prepare a schedule of the MBA core courses and electives about 3 weeks prior to the coming semester and the schedule will be emailed to all current students. While all courses listings are available on the UNO website, the MBA department will create a schedule of all relevant business courses and electives.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is the online learning environment used by the University of New Orleans MBA & Health Care Programs. It is where the course information, documentation, assignments, grades, and discussion boards are located for your current courses.