Admissions Requirements - One Year MBA

Admissions Requirements

  • Rolling admissions with Fall start only.
  • 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
*GMAT/GRE requirement can be waived for One-Year MBA if:
  • Applicant has of 3+ years of professional work experience (post undergraduate degree).
  • Applicant has already completed a master’s or doctoral degree, or has a professional certification (CPA, Six Sigma Black Belt etc.).
  • Applicant is a Canisius business or science graduate within the last 5 years - must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher  
  • Applicant is a graduate of any STEM Bachelor’s Degree Program within the last five years - must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher  
  • Applicant is a graduate of a Business Bachelor’s Degree program from an institution holding AACSB accreditation within the last 5 years - must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher  

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form
  • International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement:

TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT
IELTS: 6.5 overall
CAEL: 70 overall
SAT: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score 560+
ACT: English & Reading Test Sections Combined Score 42+

The following applicants are not required to demonstrate English language proficiency with a standardized test:

  • Native speakers of English who are citizens of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, or South Africa who were also educated entirely in English
  • Citizens of Singapore who were educated entirely in English and who achieved a grade of at least “D” in English on the O-Level examination
  • Applicants who have completed at least two terms (semesters or quarters) of English composition with grades of “C” or better at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college/university (except Quebec). ESL classes and foundation-level classes are excluded.
  • Applicants who have completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.  

All items 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 

Questions? Contact Us at 1-800-950-2505 or 1-716-888-2545

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form.