Admission Criteria and Academic Standards

The School of Management implements processes for the MBA and BS/MBA degree programs that are in addition to those of the University for the purpose of ensuring effective student selection and retention.

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Admission Policies:
Admission requirements for the MBA program are:

  1. A Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college;
  2. An official transcript of the undergraduate record with an adequate GPA . Minimum GPA requirements for full admission into the MBA program are 3.0, or equivalence, at all campus locations. Students whose GPA is not satisfactory may submit a GMAT score and will be admitted to the MBA program if a satisfactory composite score, as established by the graduate faculty and consisting of a numerical calculation of the applicant’s undergraduate grade point average and the score received on the GMAT exam is established.
  3. Evidence of scholastic capacity and motivation to pursue graduate work as determined by a review of credentials; and
  4. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 application fee.

Waivers and Transfers:

  1. The MBA non-waivable program core credit hour requirement must be completed in the School of Management in its entirety;
  2. Waivers: Undergraduate and graduate coursework completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be used to waive credit hour requirements in the MBA waivable program core, if equivalencies are established ;
  3. Waivers: A grade of C- or better is required for any course utilized to waive a course in the MBA waivable program core;
  4. Transfer: A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate coursework completed elsewhere, but only from a regionally accredited institution, may be transferred into the MBA program and only towards the elective credit hour requirements;
  5. Transfer: No credit hours may be transferred into the MBA “accounting specialization” component of the BS/MBA - C.P.A. Track program, unless they have been completed at an AACSB accredited institution and have equivalencies established with those courses they replace;
  6. Transfer: A maximum of three (3) credit hours completed elsewhere, but only from an AACSB accredited institution, may be transferred towards concentration requirements of the MBA program. These credit hours are not in addition to the nine credit hours specified in (4), above; and
  7. Transfer of courses will only be considered for those with a grade of B or higher and must not have been applied towards another degree; and
  8. Courses presented for transfer credit must be submitted for consideration with official transcripts from the other program, and must have been completed within five years of initial acceptance into the MBA program.
  9. These policies ensure program integrity and also that student ability to attain the learning goals of the program is not compromised.

Academic Probation and Dismissal:
These policies are in keeping with NYIT policy. Specifically, when a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 0, the student is placed on academic probation immediately. The student then has exactly one semester to bring the GPA to 0. If the student fails to do so, the student will be dismissed from the program. Grounds for departmental review and possible dismissal from the program also include:

  1. Violation of NYIT’s Academic Integrity policy; and
  2. Violation of the Student Code of Conduct.

The criteria used to evaluate students for graduation are uniform at all campus locations and, pertaining to the MBA academic program the graduate cumulative grade point average will be a minimum of 3.0. Additional criteria for graduation are located in the NYIT Graduate catalog.

Time to Degree Completion:
In the best interests of the student and the college, a maximum of five years is allowed for completion of degree requirements. Under exceptional conditions, an additional year may be permitted upon formal request and approval by the academic dean and the Provost.

Repeat Policy:
Students must repeat a course in the non-waivable core for which she/he receives a letter grade of F.

Admission Notes

  • All application materials must be fully submitted prior to consideration for admission to the MBA program;
  • All applicants will either be fully admitted or not admitted into the MBA Program;
  • Professional background may not be used as a proxy or substitute for the admissions criteria;
  • Students may neither be conditionally admitted into the MBA Program nor granted provisional status in the MBA program;
  • There will be no categories for Non-Matriculated ,and Non-Degree status;
  • There will be no Early Admission students;
  • No student may register for a 600 level MBA course until fully admitted into the MBA program (Students transferring from another NYIT graduate program into the MBA program must satisfy the admissions criteria for the MBA program);
  • All Bridge Program students must complete all bridge courses with a satisfactory GPA prior to registering for any 600 level MBA course;
  • Students may only utilize a proxy examination score in place of the GMAT (e.g. GRE; LSAT) if explicitly approved by the School of Management Dean; and
  • Students who already hold a graduate degree from a regionally accredited university will be admitted into the MBA program upon receipt of the admissions documents.

Waivers and Transfer Notes

  • Additional waiver and transfer policies for the 150 credit hour BS/MBA program are located under the heading for that program.
  • The School of Management may consider professional experience or administer a qualifying examination for the purpose of waiving credit hour requirements in the waivable core in those circumstances where there is evidenced professional, academic or other relevant experience.
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