M.B.A. Application Checklist and Timeline
A Master in Business Administration from the College of Mount Saint Vincent will prepare you for leadership success, whether you are headed to a job on Wall Street, in a health care setting, at a nonprofit, or pursuing an entrepreneurial path. Guided by the Mount’s commitment to citizenship and ethical leadership in all our program offerings, you will learn to apply innovative, sound management practices to your organization. A Mount M.B.A. will give you the personal attention and flexible program you seek, allowing you to expand your skills and become better able to successfully lead in a competitive, ever-changing landscape.
We offer degrees in the following concentrations:
Master of Business Administration – Comprehensive
A general business administration degree supported by our mission of educating the whole person results in graduates who believe doing good is as important as doing well. Business leaders need to respond to challenges with more than business acumen, they need to weigh decisions with moral, ethical and societal needs in mind.
Master of Business Administration – Comprehensive Concurrent with M.S. in International Development and Service
Increasingly, NGOs and not-for-profits are required to demonstrate greater financial impact while maintaining fiscal stewardship and government compliance. Earning both degrees will allow students to obtain the skills and expertise necessary to achieve more with limited resources.
Master of Business Administration – Health Care Management
Modern business influences, pressures, practices, and systems are increasingly becoming part of the fabric and structure of America’s health care community, and future leaders in this sector must bring to their careers sharpened skills in the traditional areas of business practice.
Master of Business Administration – International Business
Whether you are interested in understanding global economies or bringing U.S. business practices back to your native country, you will find international business concentration to be an ideal path to developing a broader understanding of the practices, structures, and systems that determine the contours of global commerce today.
Master of Business Administration – Management of Nonprofit Organizations
The nonprofit management concentration offers a unique specialization designed to provide students and professionals with the skills, tools, and strategies to manage nonprofit and social enterprises that have the mission to serve the common good.
Please note: applications to the Master of Business Administration program are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. It is advisable to have all required documents submitted 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester for which you intend to enroll.
Complete an Application
Submit application and fee
Standardized Test Scores
An official copy of the GMAT or GRE test scores. The test scores submitted must be less than five (5) years old.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. The Mount requires an undergraduate GPA of 3.0. Applicants who have non-U.S. credentials must present a course-by-course evaluation of their international credentials. A number of agencies provide this service—the preferred one is the World Education Services (WES).
Letter of Recommendation
Two (2) letters of recommendation—one professional and one academic preferred.
References and transcripts can be sent separately or as part of the complete application. Both references and transcripts should be sent in envelopes sealed by the individual issuing the reference or the college issuing the official transcript. Copies and open envelopes are unofficial documents and will not be accepted.
Please submit a copy of your current resume.
Please submit a brief statement on the topic: “Why I want to pursue an M.B.A. degree.”
Language Requirement for International Students
To be admitted to the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s M.B.A. program, international applicants must meet CMSV’s language criteria for acceptance with a TOEFL score of 80 or better or an IELTS score of 6.5 or better, and a GMAT score of 530 or better.
All required information must be on file before an admission decision will be made by the Admission Committee.
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