Admissions Basics

To be eligible for admission to the M.B.A. programs, the candidate must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Overall grade point average at the undergraduate level and academic and/or professional recommendations are among the criteria considered. Previous work experience is not required.

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

  • a bachelor's degree in business or accounting; or
  • a bachelor's degree in a non-business field plus undergraduate business coursework equivalent to Ithaca College's pre-M.B.A. minor.

Applicants to the M.B.A. in Professional Accountancy program must have completed one of the following:

  • a bachelor's degree in accounting; or
  • a bachelor’s degree in business with at least 60 credits in liberal arts coursework plus Finance and Management, Intermediate Accounting (I and II), Cost Accounting, Tax Accounting, Auditing, and Commercial Law.

For more information on the graduate admissions process, consult the Ithaca College Graduate Catalog.