Ithaca College

School of Business

Graduate Programs

The School of Business at Ithaca College offers two 4+1 graduate programs: the master of business administration degree and the master of business administration in professional accountancy. Applicants are normally admitted to the M.B.A. programs as matriculated students (degree candidates). Occasionally, they are admitted provisionally or as extramural students.

Master of Business Administration

The M.B.A. degree is designed for students who have earned an undergraduate business degree or completed the core undergraduate business requirements. Ithaca College undergraduate students in non-business degree programs are able to complete the core undergraduate business requirements by taking the School of Business management minor. Such students can finish the M.B.A. in 10 months of full-time study.

All applicants to the M.B.A. program must have completed one of the following:

  • a bachelor's degree in business or accounting;
  • a bachelor's degree in a non-business field plus Ithaca College's management minor or equivalent business coursework, as determined by the M.B.A. program director; or
  • a bachelor's degree in a non-business field plus successful completion of Ithaca College's pre-M.B.A. modules.

Applicants should have

  • a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and
  • a minimum GMAT score of 500.

Extensive work experience is not required.  For more information, see the Ithaca College graduate catalog.
Graduate Catalog

Master of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy

To be eligible for admission into the master of business administration in professional accountancy degree, students must

  • have completed the B.S. in accounting,
  • have achieved at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA, and
  • have met the minimum GMAT score expectations for the M.B.A. in professional accountancy program (at least 500).

Such students can finish the M.B.A. in 10 months of full-time study. For more information see the Ithaca College graduate catalog.
Graduate Catalog