Graduates of Johnson C. Smith University with a GPA of 2.7 or greater will have guaranteed admission to Montreat College’s graduate programs in business starting this fall. The Master of Science in Management and Leadership and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs will be available on the JCSU campus. Both programs were recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition to admission into the program JCSU graduates and staff also will receive a 10 percent tuition discount and will be eligible to apply for all state and federal financial aid, in addition to some Montreat College institutional scholarships. The GMAT requirement for the MBA program will be waived.

“Montreat College is delighted to partner with Johnson C. Smith University,” said Montreat College President Dan Struble. “Together we will equip students to make a real difference in their communities and to the economic development of the Charlotte area.”

“In today’s job market, a graduate degree in their field of study can provide our students with a competitive advantage and higher earning potential over their careers,” said Dr. Ronald L. Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University. “Through the Montreat and JCSU partnership, students will have access to relevant graduate programs that are competitively priced and offered at a convenient location.”

For more information about the program may be obtained by contacting Mary Banks at Montreat College, 704-357-3390, ext. 1007.