MBA Admissions Requirements
Business Administration Graduate Degree Admissions and Application Information
Gaining acceptance into Marist's highly competitive Master of Business Administration program depends on a variety of factors, including undergraduate academic performance, professional work experience, GMAT or GRE scores, and an application essay. Critical qualifications of successful MBA applicants include the desire to excel in a challenging academic environment and the ability to communicate effectively in a virtual environment.
New classes begin every August and January. Applications are accepted year round with a fall deadline of August 1 and a spring deadline of December 1.
• A completed Graduate Admission Application (available online)
• A $50 application fee (you may pay this online if you are completing the online application or you may send a check or money order payable to Marist College)
• Responses to three essay questions (hard copy or email)
1. How will the MBA program at Marist College fit into your career plans?
2. Give a brief appraisal of yourself and include discussion of your strengths as well as areas you would like to develop.
3. Describe a specific experience in your life which contributed to your personal growth.
• Official GMAT or GRE score report taken within the last five years (Marist College reporting code is K9K-FZ-91 for GMAT and 2400 for GRE). See our GMAT-GRE Comparison Chart to learn more about each test.
• Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
• A current resume (hard copy or email)
• Two letters of recommendation
Send all application materials to:
The Office of Graduate Admission
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
All applicants to the MBA program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. An official score report on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. Information regarding the GMAT test and testing sites may be found at www.mba.com. Applicants who already hold a masters degree or above are exempt from the GMAT or GRE.
Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better may take up to two foundation courses in one semester as a non-matriculated candidate. All requirements for matriculation must be satisfied upon completion of the non-matriculated semester. Admission as a non-matriculated student does not guarantee full admission to the MBA program as a matriculated, degree-seeking candidate.
Candidates are contacted with an admissions determination in writing and receive a detailed plan of study. Decisions regarding course waivers are determined by the MBA Program Director at the time of application. Candidates wishing to apply for foundation course waivers or transfer credit from another graduate program, must submit all official transcripts and appropriate course descriptions at the time of application.