MBA Admission Criteria
The university considers many factors in making an admission decision. These include academic records - courses taken and GPA; professional experience; career achievements; and graduate test scores, if required. The university also focuses on bringing together students from different backgrounds and disciplines, in an effort to foster a learning environment that leverages diversity, academic inquiry, and multiple perspectives.
The Concordia University Master of Business Administration program creates ethical, transformational servant leaders who have a vision for the betterment of business and society. Through effective decision-making in an increasingly complex, competitive, and technological world, these leaders will have the ability to change society. Here are the requirements for admission into this program.
All candidates must submit or complete the following:
- Letter of intent 1-2 pages that answer the following questions:
- How will earning an MBA assist you in achieving your professional goals?
- Why do you feel you will be successful in the program?
- What do you think your biggest challenges will be in pursuing your MBA?
- Professional résumé
- Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
Transcript Release Form: This form allows Concordia to request these transcripts on your behalf
- Admission Interview: Your Admission Counselor will contact you to schedule your interview
Pre-Acceptance Application Path
Applicants will be pre-accepted provided that they meet or exceed the following criteria:
- A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, GPA 3.0 or higher
- Two years' work experience
Traditional Application Path
Applicants not meeting pre-acceptance requirements are asked to provide additional documentation in order to help the university make an informed acceptance decision. Our experienced Admission Counselor can easily guide you through this process. Some of the factors we will look at include:
- Work experience
- Career accomplishments
- Two letters of recommendation
- Passing score on one of the following graduate tests:
- GMAT (500)
- GRE (Quantitative - 153; Verbal - 150)
- BCTST (15)
Applicants educated in an institution where English is not the language of instruction are required to submit official score results for TOEFL (internet-based test score of 80 or paper-based test score of 550), IELTS (6.5) or MELICET 79.
Priority Application Deadlines
Spring Start: November 1
Fall Start: June 1
Because applicants’ files are reviewed as they are completed, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as they are able. We will continue to accept quality candidates until the cohort is full. Once a cohort reaches its maximum, a waitlist will be created.