MBA Admissions

Berkeley College seeks to provide graduate students with an education that balances academic preparation, professional training, and hands-on experience. The College considers students for admission to the graduate programs based on future potential, past academic achievement, motivation, and work experience. The program-specific Admissions Committee will evaluate - among other things - the applicant’s relevant academic record and work experience, including current position, level of responsibility, and career progression. Letters of recommendation and the applicant's statement of interest will also be considered. If the applicant's academic record is not recent, the Committee will rely more on work experience. If the applicant has little or no work experience, the Committee will rely more on academic achievement. A personal interview is strongly recommended. Applicants are encouraged to contact the MBA Program office to arrange for an appointment. Please allow a minimum of one hour for the visit to discuss educational objectives and career plans, and to receive a tour of the College. For further information, students may also call the College at 800-446-5400 or email

Since Berkeley maintains a rolling admissions policy, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as all credentials have been submitted and evaluated. 

Students must submit the following items as part of the admissions process.

  • An application for admission (
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume 
  • Personal statement
  • Application for transfer credit
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for students graduating from an institution in a country where English is not the official language and English is not the student’s first language

Students are considered for admission to the Woodland Park, New York City, and Online MBA program for the fall, winter, and spring semesters. The application deadline is one week before classes begin. All admissions documents must be submitted by that date.

Online Degree Applicants: Many students choose to earn a degree online. The MBA Program office works with applicants who are seeking flexibility and convenience to balance graduate classes with family, work, and other commitments. Prior to registering for their first online course, applicants should familiarize themselves with online learning. Interested students should call the College at 800-446-5400 or email

Transfer Credits: Students may transfer up to six semester credits of graduate course work from an accredited graduate program. The course must have been taken within seven years of admission to the MBA program, and the student must have earned a grade of B or better.

Transfer credits will be accepted for any core (except MBA8810, MBA Capstone) or elective course. Students must apply for transfer credit at the time of application to the MBA program. Syllabi for transfer credit courses must be submitted at the time of application. Transfer credits appear as CR on the student’s Berkeley College transcript and are not included in the GPA calculation. The decision of the Graduate Admissions Committee whether to grant transfer credit is final.

No transfer credits will be accepted once the student has matriculated into the MBA program.

Military and Veteran Applicants: Berkeley College is dedicated to helping veterans, members of the National Guard, active duty military members, and their families earn college degrees. Veterans and/or dependents planning to receive educational assistance benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) should obtain VA approval prior to enrollment. Veterans may apply for their GI Bill® benefits at the VONAPP website, located at Veterans are required to submit copies of their Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 Member 4 or Service 2 copy during the admissions process in order for their benefits to be processed most effectively. Students must request certification for their benefits at In addition, Berkeley College participates in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program and in all active duty Federal Tuition Assistance programs.

The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs is dedicated to supporting all veterans, military personnel, and their dependents. More information is available at the Online Veterans Resource Center located at Students should call the College at 800-446-5400 ext. VET or email or contact any member of the staff of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs for further information.

International Applicants: The International Student Department provides assistance to international students in such areas as immigration, visas, housing, orientation to college, and adjustment to life in the United States. This office is located at Berkeley’s Midtown Manhattan campus. Students can contact the International Student Department by phone (212-687-3730), fax (212-986-7827), or email (

Foreign Transcripts: Foreign transcripts will be evaluated considering program accreditation/recognition, applicability to the MBA program, and other factors.

Degree Program Applicants: All new students enrolled in on-campus degree programs must meet the College's immunization requirements prior to registering for classes.