Applicants to Ithaca College School of Business graduate programs may be required to complete additional undergraduate accounting and/or business coursework depending on their undergraduate degree and prior coursework. 

Students who are currently pursuing non-business degrees or did pursue a non-business degree but are interested in business graduate programs are encouraged to obtain the preparatory undergraduate business coursework by completing these classes during their undergraduate study prior to graduation.

Preparatory Undergraduate Coursework for an MBA in Entertainment and Media Management

  • Applicants with a bachelor's degree in business or accounting do not need any additional preparatory coursework.
  • 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 Microsoft.
    • Information on earning the Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate Certification
      This 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.

For more information on the graduate admission process, please consult the Ithaca College Graduate Website or contact Dr. Johnine McCartney, Interim Program Director, at jmccartney@ithaca.edu.