Note: Applicants interested in pursuing a certificate should refer to the certificate page for details pertaining to prerequisites.
Presidio Graduate School welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our programs uniquely integrate sustainability, social justice, and systems-thinking into every course. This integration allows us to teach tools and skills in a way that is not common with traditional management schools. Each course works together to ensure students graduate with the practical ability to apply these tools and skills in real-world situations.
To ensure a standardized level of knowledge for all incoming students, we require all applicants to complete the following prerequisite courses within the last five years* with a grade of B- or higher, to be considered for admission to the MBA, MPA, or MBA/MPA Dual Degree program.
Required College-Level Courses:
Applicants are welcome to begin the application process prior to completing these requirements and can potentially receive a conditional admit; however, the requirements must be fully met before starting courses. Contact the admissions team with questions.
*Students who have not taken these courses within five (5) years and have demonstrated working knowledge and experience in these areas may be eligible for a waiver of one or both of these prerequisites. Please contact the admissions team to determine eligibility.
There are three general options for students to complete prerequisites:
Students must also begin the program with a working knowledge of MS Excel.
The below learning tools are not a substitute for these prerequisites, however, they can enhance or refresh knowledge in these areas: