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Admission Requirements

The Admission Committee of the MBA Program evaluates each applicant’s interest, aptitude, and potential for achievement in graduate business studies. The structure of the program lends itself to those students with or without an undergraduate degree in business.

Before an applicant will be evaluated, he/she must submit the following information:

  • Application (Online)
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Test scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or, with permission of the Director, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Professional resume

Based on prior academic and/or professional success, the admission requirement to take the GMAT/GRE may be waived or deferred. Please see the section below “Waiver of GMAT or GRE”.

All documents should be sent to the following:

Office of Graduate Enrollment
La Salle University- Box 826
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

215.951.1100/ Fax 215.951.1462

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 AACSB.

Please refer to the University’s Nondiscrimination Policy in the General Reference section of this catalog. Admission is based solely upon an applicant’s qualifications.

Application Deadlines

There are no set deadlines. However, we recommend that all application documents be received by August 15, December 15, and April 15 for the fall, spring, and summer terms, respectively. Under special circumstances, students may be admitted until the first day of the semester. International student applications should be completed at least two months prior to the dates listed above. Contact the MBA office if you have any questions.

Transfer Credit

An applicant may request the transfer of graduate credit(s) earned at another AACSB-accredited institution prior to being admitted to the La Salle MBA program. Each request will be evaluated on its own merits, but the student must have received a grade of “B” or better for the course to be considered for transfer. No more than six hours of graduate credit in the Core, Specialization, Foundation and Executive Perspectives areas of the program will be accepted for transfer purposes.

Transferred specialization courses will only count towards fulfilling the General Business Administration Specialization requirements, as specializations (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Business Systems and Analytics and Management) are only granted for courses completed at La Salle University.

Waiver/Deferral of GMAT or GRE

An applicant who meets one of the conditions below, may be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

  1. Has graduated from an AACSB-accredited business program AND has one of the following:
    • a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2;
    • a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 with 3 years of professional experience;
    • Five or more years of appropriate professional experience. (Note: the director of the MBA Program will evaluate an applicant’s professional experience.)
  2. Holds a CFA Charter or CPA license or have passed the CPA or CFA exam certifying exam.
  3. Has earned a master’s degree or higher with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from a program that is accredited in its discipline.
  4. Has earned a Ph.D. from an accredited university.

You may confirm online if your undergraduate business program is AACSB-accredited.

Applicants with a 3.0 and at least 2 years of business experience may qualify for a GMAT deferral. Under this type of admission, students can take up to 12 credits in our program; achieve a B- or better in each course; and achieve an overall GPA of 3.3 in order to qualify for full admission to the program and a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Additionally, a limited number of students with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher may be admitted into the program for one semester without the GMAT or GRE test scores but are required to successfully complete the GMAT or GRE by the end of their first enrolled semester.

This affirms our commitment to admitting strongly qualified professionals who have demonstrated that they can be successful graduate students. 

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 La Salle’s school code for the GMAT exam is 548-KK-16. With permission of the Director of the Part-Time Hybrid MBA program, test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted.