Program Deadlines and Requirements

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Entertainment and Media Management

Entertainment and Media Management MBA  
Application deadline for scholarship consideration March 1
Regular application deadline

Rolling admissions through May 1.

Preparatory Undergraduate Coursework

Applicants with a bachelor's degree in business or accounting: No additional preparatory coursework required.

Applicants with a non-business or accounting bachelor's degree: Must have coursework in corporate finance, principles of marketing, principles of management, operations management, managerial accounting, financial accounting, and business law.

All incoming students: Must attain Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate Certification before enrollment. This may be achieved through completion of MGMT 26000 at Ithaca College, a college-level course in Excel from another institution, or successful completion of the certification exam administered by MicrosoftThis link offers two methods to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Associate Certification. 

  1. Take the Microsoft Office 19 Course and receive the certification upon completion.  
  2. Take and pass the free Microsoft Office 19 Certification Exam. 

Proof of completion (if not already noted on an official undergraduate transcript) must be submitted to JMcCartney@ithaca.edu no later than August 1 for registration into fall classes.

Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission, candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution prior to the start of the program. 

In addition, students must meet at least one criterion:

  • Overall undergraduate degree with overall GPA of 3.3/4.0 or higher
  • GMAT (or GRE equivalent) of 500 or higher with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher
  • Graduate degree
  • Three years of industry experience
Minimum GPA 3.0
Recommendation letters 2
Essay Required

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). This requirement is waived for students who:

  • have graduated (or who will graduate) from an AACSB-accredited business school;
  • have completed the equivalent of Ithaca College's pre-MBA minor; and
  • have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher at the end of the fall semester of senior year.

Non-Ithaca College Students: An official electronic transcript from each college or university attended should be sent to admission@ithaca.edu 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.

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