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Admission Requirements

The admission process is designed to identify applicants who have the ability, interest, and qualities necessary to complete the program, and the potential to contribute to the fields of business, management and leadership. Students with a GPA lower than a 3.0 will be considered on case-by-case basis. To be eligible for admission, applicants must provide the following:

  1. Application and application fee: Applicants must turn in a completed application for admissions with a $50.00 application fee. Apply Online Now
  2. Official undergraduate transcript: An applicant must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to be eligible for the master’s program. Students with a GPA lower than a 3.0 will be considered on case-by-case basis. In order to certify their academic eligibility the student is required to submit official college transcripts from the college or university that awarded the degree. International transcripts must be submitted to World Education Services.
  3. Writing Proficiency: Applicants to the MBA program must demonstrate college-level writing proficiency in order to assure their ability to successfully complete their master’s degree. Writing samples are completed by applicants and evaluated by the admissions committee.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: Each applicant is required to provide three (3) letters of recommendation on official letterhead.
  • Professional recommendation: Each applicant is required to provide two (2) reference letters from a current or former employer who can accurately assess the applicant’s level of competency and potential to successfully complete a graduate-level program.
     
  • Academic recommendation: Each applicant is required to provide one (1) academic reference letter from a professor who can accurately assess the applicant’s ability to successfully complete a graduate-level program. If an applicant has been out of school five (5) years or more and is unable to obtain an academic reference, an additional reference letter from an individual in a leadership role, who can assess the applicant’s capabilities and potential to successfully complete a graduate-level program is required.
  1. Resume: Each applicant is required to submit a current resume detailing academic and professional achievements.
  2. GMAT: It is required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and receive an acceptable score, within the last five (5) years. Please have your official GMAT score sent to Nyack College Graduate Admissions Office. For further information about the GMAT and how to prepare for the test visit: www.mba.com/mba/thegmat.  The GMAT must be taken and submitted to the Admissions Office no later than:  August 1st for fall admission and December 15th for spring admission. 
  3. Immunizations (Required for Onsite Only): Documentation of adequate vaccinations for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella must be provided by the student in accordance with the New York State health regulations for colleges. In addition, a meningitis vaccination response form must be submitted.
  4. Interview with the Director: Prior to entering the program, applicants must be interviewed by the Director of the MBA program.
  5. FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid): Prior to registration, students are required to submit a current FAFSA (pertains to students who intend to receive financial aid of any kind).
  6. International Applicants:
  • International students must comply with all MBA standard of criteria for admissions.  International applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent with a minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from an appropriately accredited college or university.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 (paper), 220 (computer version), 83 (Internet version).  An official score report no more than five (5) years old must be submitted.
  • All foreign language documents must be accompanied by an official translation into English. 
  1. Computer Literacy Policy:  Students in the Graduate programs will use an online environment for a portion of their learning. Technology skills are necessary for successful completion of the program.  Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet. 

    Technical Requirements:
    -Consistent access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection
    -Ability to run Flash Players
    -Ability to send/receive e-mails and e-mail attachments
    -Ability to download files
    -Ability to conduct research via the internet
    -Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Power Point, Excel)