Carrie Woodruff

Alumni award recipient

MAOM graduate Carrie Woodruff serves as food service director of the Lima City Schools. She has balanced the budget, implementated free breakfast and lunch programs, earned multiple USDA grants and testified about school nutrition in Washington, D.C.

MBA/MAOM admissions

The following criteria must be met in order to be fully admitted to a Bluffton University graduate program in business:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution;
  • A 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the last half of the bachelor's degree program;
  • Satisfactory interview with program director or other designated person;
  • Completed application materials on file (listed below);
  • Approval for admission by the director of the graduate programs in business.

Students applying for admission to the graduate programs in business must submit the following materials to the office of adult and graduate studies.

  • Completed application
  • Statement of purpose (from given prompt in the online application)
  • Official transcripts from all previous college work
  • A current resume

Special student status may be granted to applicants to complete nine semester hours of coursework prior to regular admission to the graduate programs in business. During the first nine semester hours, special students must demonstrate an ability to maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to be considered for regular admission

As space allows, special student status also may be granted to non-degree-seeking students who hold a bachelor's degree. Applicants should complete special student status forms as a part of the application process.


If completed within five years of the application date, up to six semester hours (or nine quarter hours) of graduate credit may be transferred to the graduate programs in business from another accredited institution. Credits transferred must be approved by the director of the graduate programs in business. Workshop credits are not transferable.

Admissions office
Bluffton University
1 University Drive
Bluffton, OH 45817-2104

Karen Harder - zoom tech Business 2018

MBA/MAOM program

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