Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Richard J. Wehle School of Business

Admission Requirements

Canisius admits students by comprehensive review.  Past experience suggests that a high GPA or a strong GMAT correlates with greater success in the programs.  However, the Admissions Committee invites applicants to use essays, optional letters of recommendation, or other pertinent background information to demonstrate academic potential beyond grades or test scores.


Please click on your desired program for specific admissions requirements.

One Year MBA

Evening MBA

MBA with Professional Accounting

Forensic Accounting Master’s

Additional application information

Transcripts can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street 
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290

Email - gradadm@canisius.edu 

 


 One Year MBA

  • Fall only start
  • Rolling admission policy
  • Students from any undergraduate major may apply, as long as they have acquired a bachelor's degree prior to the start of classes.  Prerequisite courses are not required.

Applications will be processed when they are submitted, although an application cannot be reviewed for a final decision by the Admissions Committee until all materials are submitted. :

  • Free Online Application including essay
  • An official transcript from each college attended
  • Current resume
  • Official GMAT (code 345-Q9-64) or GRE score *
  • Optional - Work Experience and Letters of Recommendations
  • If you are an international student please click here for additional requirements

*GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived for One Year MBA if

Applicant has already completed a master’s degree

Applicant graduated from Canisius College securing a Bachelor of Science degree in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, within the last seven (7) years


Evening MBA &

MBA with Professional Accounting

  • Rolling admissions with Fall, Spring and Summer starts
  • Students from any undergraduate major may apply, as long as they have acquired a bachelor's degree prior to the start of classes.  Prerequisite courses are not required.
  • Students can take classes on a full or part-time basis
  • Applicants with an undergraduate business degree from the last seven years may qualify for course waivers. Foundation courses only.  Must meet specific grade and course qualifications.

Applications will be processed when they are submitted, although an application cannot be reviewed for a final decision by the Admissions Committee until all materials are submitted. :

  • Free Online Application  including essay
  • An official transcript from each college attended
  • Current resume
  • Official GMAT (code 345-Q9-67) or GRE score *
  • Optional - Work Experience and Letters of Recommendations
  • If you are an international student please click here for additional requirements

*GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived for Evening MBA if

Applicant has four+ years of professional work experience (post undergraduate degree).

Applicant has already completed a master’s degree

Applicant graduated from Canisius College securing a Bachelor of Science degree in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, within the last seven (7) years


 Master’s in Forensic Accounting

  • Fall start. Spring starts are limited to part time students only.  There is no summer start.
  • Rolling admission policy
  • Applicants must hold undergraduate accounting degree
  • Students can take classes on a full or part-time basis

Applications will be processed when they are submitted, although an application cannot be reviewed for a final decision by the Admissions Committee until all materials are submitted. :

  • Free Online Application  including essay
  • An official transcript from each college attended
  • Current resume
  • Official GMAT (code 345-Q9-58)
  • Optional - Work Experience and Letters of Recommendations
  • If you are an international student please click here for additional requirements

*GMAT requirement can be waived for Forensic Accounting if

Applicant has already completed a master’s degree

Applicant graduated from Canisius College securing a bachelor of science degree in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better, within the last seven (7) years

Applicant has already obtained their CPA


 International Applicant Requirements

In addition to the requirements above, international applicants must submit:

  • Official undergraduate transcripts with certified English translations.
  • Proof of language testing with required scores (see table below)

 

Required Score

TOEFL

79 IBT or 550 PBT

IELTS

6.5 overall

CAEL

70 overall

  • Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement.
  • Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.  
  • Completed Certification of Finance Form, along with any necessary bank statements or sponsor affidavits, to secure a student visa 
  • Download the Certification of Finances Form
  • Individuals that have completed university coursework at an institution outside the United States (except Canadian Universities) must have their transcripts and degrees evaluated to be considered for admission. 

The following organization is a private institution that will translate degrees and transcripts. There is a fee associated with evaluations.

World Education Services, Inc.

 


  Application Review

Canisius admits students by comprehensive review.  Past experience suggests that a high GPA or a strong GMAT correlates with greater success in the programs.  However, the Admissions Committee invites applicants to use essays, optional letters of recommendation, or other pertinent background information to demonstrate academic potential beyond grades or test scores.
 Students gaining admission to Evening MBA programs and the One-Year MBA program typically have GPAs averaging about 3.0, and GMAT scores averaging 500.



Essays

The Admissions Committee considers your essay to be extremely important in the selection process.  Please provide a brief essay stating, as specific as possible, your educational and career goals.  Indicate what you plan to accomplish by enrolling in the graduate program at Canisius College.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are optional.  However, if you choose to submit them please select recommenders who are best suited to evaluate your potential for graduate study, and employment in business and management.  It is advisable to have at least one professional recommendation completed by your employer or supervisor.  Recommendations should be mailed directly to the Graduate Business office in a sealed envelope.

Interviews

If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified by the Admissions Office after a preliminary review of your applicant materials.  For candidates unable to travel to Buffalo, alternative arrangements for a telephone interview are possible.

If you have any questions or are having difficulties with the application process please contact the Graduate Admissions Office toll free at 1-800-950-2505 or email: GradAdmissions@canisius.edu.


GMAT Codes

In limited circumstances, students with high GPAs may petition the director for provisional acceptance before taking the GMAT.  Provisional acceptance lasts one semester only, during which the student must obtain a satisfactory GMAT score.



Our GMAT test codes are:

Full Time

345-Q9-67

Full Time Accelerated

345-Q9-64

Evening

345-Q9-40

Accounting

345-Q9-58