Admissions Requirements

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 orientation weekend for each cohort. Decisions are rendered within 4 to 6 weeks once we are in receipt of the completed application.

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

  • Completion of AIC's online Graduate Admission Application and $50 application fee
  • A one-page personal goal statement highlighting your desire to pursue this degree and its benefits to you, both personally and professionally
  • Two letters of recommendation: professional and/or academic
  • Official transcript(s) of all previous college/university academic work
  • Current resume
  • Official TOEFL scores. Students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through acceptable TOEFL scores. The TOEFL score is valid for two years from the exam date. Applicants will be granted an automatic TOEFL waiver if they have earned an undergraduate degree in a country whose official language is English

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

Transfer Credit

In special cases, a student may petition to be awarded up to 9 credits of transfer credit for recent, graduate-level work completed at an accredited college or university. All credits must be relevant to the MBA program, equivalent to AIC's course description, and not previously applied to another degree program.

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