Program Deadlines and Requirements

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Entertainment and Media Management
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M.B.A. in Entertainment and Media Management Graduate Application Dates and Information
Application deadline for scholarship consideration March 1
Regular application deadline

May 1, with rolling admissions.

Preparatory Undergraduate Coursework

All incoming students must attain Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate Certification before enrollment. The School may also recommend preparatory business coursework for applicants with non-business bachelor’s degrees.

Admission Criteria

All applications for admission to the MBA in Entertainment & Media Management program are reviewed based on their own merits, with consideration given to the strength of a student’s previous academic performance, scores obtained on the GMAT or GRE, professional experiences, and other pertinent information which the candidate for admission may provide to the Committee on Admissions. GMAT or GRE test scores are not required for the application, however applicants who lack significant industry experience or whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.3 are encouraged to submit scores.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a deep interest in the Entertainment and Media industries. Applicants will submit a personal statement as part of their application and are strongly encouraged to view that as an opportunity to explain their interest in the field.

Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. No specific undergraduate course of study is required for admission, nor is any specific course of undergraduate study recommended for those students planning to pursue this degree. Undergraduate majors represented in the program include, but are not limited to, business, performing arts, film, integrated marketing communications, television/radio, sports media, sport management, social sciences, and the humanities.

Recommendation letters 2 required
Essay Required (topic included in the application)

No required testing. However, applicants who lack significant industry experience or whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.3 are encouraged to submit either GMAT or GRE scores.


Non-Ithaca College Students: An official electronic transcript from each college or university attended should be sent to by the registrar using the sending institution’s secure electronic submission system. Transcripts sent from a personal email are not official. If an official electronic transcript cannot be provided, an official paper transcript may be sent to:

Ithaca College
Office of Admission
953 Danby Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Current Ithaca College Students: your Ithaca College transcript will be provided to the Office of Admission automatically. However, you must request official transcripts from any other collegiate institutions you have attended, regardless of whether you received college credit from those institutions.

Application fee

Non-Ithaca College Students: $40

Current Ithaca College Students: The application fee is waived.