The Admission Committee of the One-Year MBA program is concerned with each applicant’s interest, aptitude, and potential for achievement in graduate business studies. The Admission Committee considers the above factors and attempts to achieve some reasonable geographic distribution among countries and continents when accepting One-Year MBA students. Formal work experience is not required.
The program is structured to accommodate students with various undergraduate degrees. Students with the proper academic background can only enter the program in the fall. Students who require the pre-MBA must complete any required pre-MBA foundation courses prior to the start date for the program. All candidates must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education to qualify for admission.
Application Procedures and Deadlines
Although there are no formal application deadlines, we recommend that all information be received in the Office of Graduate Enrollment by Aug. 1.
All applicants must submit the following items:
Note: These scores must be forwarded from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) to the Office of Graduate Enrollment at La Salle University. For regional customer service contact information, please visit www.mba.com/mba/customerservice. La Salle’s school code for reporting scores is 548-KK-38. The University does not accept scores directly from students. Or:
All documents should be submitted to:
Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University – Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141-1199
215.951.1100 / Fax 215.951.1462
In addition to the requirements above, international candidates are required to:
Upon receipt of the documents above, candidates are interviewed by phone or in person (whenever feasible) prior to final admission decisions.
A limited number of students who are US Citizens and Permanent Residents with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted into the program for one semester without GMAT or GRE test scores. Conditionally accepted students are required to successfully complete the GMAT or GRE by the end of their first enrolled semester. La Salle does not offer conditional admission to international students.
Because each applicant’s background and profile is unique, the Admission Committee does not establish specific quantitative minimum requirements for admission; however, it does adhere to the accreditation standards established by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.
La Salle University does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status. Admission is based solely upon an applicant’s qualifications.
Graduate Management Admission Test
The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is designed to assess capabilities that are important in the study of management at the graduate level. The GMAT is sponsored and controlled by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) and is administered by Pearson/VUE. For more information about the GMAT, visit www.mba.com.
Waiver of the GMAT or GRE Requirement
Traditionally, only applicants possessing a master’s or doctoral degree may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.
Effective fall 2012, applicants with an undergraduate business degree from an AACSB-accredited program who have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 or higher will be granted a GMAT/GRE waiver.
Click here to see if your undergraduate business program is AACSB-accredited.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams are required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The test requirement may be waived in certain cases where English language proficiency can otherwise be demonstrated. The minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 230 computer-based score, and 88 Internet-based score. The minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5.
Students who do not meet our requirements for English language should contact the ELI/Plus Program at La Salle.
An applicant may request the transfer of graduate credit(s) earned at another institution. Each request will be evaluated on its own merits. Grades accepted for transfer must be “B” or better. A maximum of six credits on the graduate level (600 level) will be accepted for transfer purposes.