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Admissions Requirements

All candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree program at an accredited United States college or university, or its equivalent in another country.

In order to meet the rigors and pace of our Traditional MBA program, successful candidates need to have demonstrated a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale). In addition, it is recommended that students need to have taken one semester of the following foundation courses:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting

Please note: Non-business majors may apply to the program and take the MBA Boot Camp Course to satisfy the foundation course pre-requisite for the program.

The graduate admissions committee reviews applications on an individual basis, looking at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of an applicant's academic and professional background. In reviewing applications, the admissions committee assesses an individual's potential for academic success and future professional growth. Committed to the intrinsic worth of each individual, AIC prepares students for life.

Characteristics of a Strong Application

The admissions committee considers a holistic approach of each candidate's application in assessing their potential to successfully complete the program. Candidates should have both the ability and desire to thrive within a demanding and stimulating environment. Qualities sought include: academic preparedness, intellectual curiosity, and communication skills. Factors considered include an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better, personal goal statement, letters of recommendation, work experience, and ability to contribute to their classmates' learning.

Undergraduate Achievements and Prerequisite Coursework

All candidates must have completed a baccalaureate degree program at an accredited United States college or university, or its equivalent in another country.

In order to meet the rigors and pace of our Traditional MBA program, successful candidates need to have demonstrated a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better (on a 4.0 scale). In addition, students need to have taken one semester of the following foundation courses to satisfy the MBA program's prerequisites:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Accounting

These foundation courses are required to ensure students have the appropriate educational background for this accelerated program. If you have earned an undergraduate business degree and received a "B" or better in these foundation courses, you are exempt from taking these foundation courses, accordingly, and can begin the MBA program of study.

Please note: Non-business majors may apply to the program and take the MBA Boot Camp Course to satisfy the foundation course pre-requisite for the program.

Application Process

The MBA program practices “rolling admissions” where admission applications are received throughout the year and up to the start of the orientation for each cohort. Decisions are rendered within four weeks once we are in receipt of the completed application. The Graduate Admissions Committee carefully assesses each individual’s ability to successfully complete the program. Candidates should have both the ability and desire to thrive within a demanding and stimulating environment. Qualities sought include: academic preparedness, intellectual curiosity, and communication skills.

The program requires an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better. In the event an individual wishes to apply to the program but does not have a 2.75 GPA, the individual will be required to be interviewed by the program director, after which depending on the outcome of the interview and review of all other application materials, the individual may be granted a full or conditional acceptance into the program.

In addition to the required GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale), students need to have taken one semester of the following undergraduate courses to satisfy the program's prerequisite requirements: Economics, Accounting, and Finance. Students who have not taken these prerequisite courses will be required to take the MBA Boot Camp course to satisfy the course prerequisite requirement.

Candidates will be reviewed for admission based on the strength of their ability for graduate study and the receipt of the following documentation:

  • Completed and signed application
  • Official sealed transcript(s) of all previous academic work, undergraduate and graduate.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal goal statement
  • U.S. $50 non-refundable application fee

International applicants and non-native English speakers must contact admissions for additional application requirements at 413.205.3700 All admissions materials must be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Please send to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
American International College
1000 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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