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Application requirements listed below relate to the following MBA programs:
  • Traditional MBA
  • Deming Scholars MBA
  • Global Professional MBA
  • JD/MBA
  • MBA/MIM (“Thunderbird”)
  • MBA in Public Accounting
  • MBA in Taxation and Accounting (MTA)
Application Requirements Transcripts
Applicants are required to submit transcripts for all course work that counted towards undergraduate- and graduate-level degrees. The transcripts must be forwarded to the Fordham Graduate School of Business Admissions Office in their official format. Fordham deems an official transcript as a record that is prepared and sent by the issuing school (usually prepared by the registrar) with an original signature of a school official or symbol from the institution inside the school’s envelope. Any transcripts not received in this format will be considered void.

Applicants submitting transcripts that are in a foreign language must have the transcripts translated into English and sent by the educational institution (along with the transcripts in the original language). In addition, applicants who went to colleges outside of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland and Australia must submit a transcript evaluation performed by any NACES approved agency such as the World Education Services (WES). Transcripts from Continuing Education Programs are not required; however, applicants may submit such transcripts as supplemental information. While our on-line application system allows students to upload their own academic records as they submit their applications, these records will be deemed as copies or unofficial. For that reason students are still required to provide official academic records so that their applications are reviewed by the admission committee to render an admission decision.

Transcript Request Form (.pdf)
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Students applying to a degree program requiring an official GMAT or GRE score must submit their test score report(s) for the completion of their application. If an applicant has not indicated a university to which Pearson-Vue (GMAT) or ETS (GRE) should send their official results, then, it is the applicant’s responsibility to contact Pearson-Vue or ETS to do so.

For further information regarding the GRE, please refer to Students applying to Fordham presenting a GRE should use the code 2429 to ensure scores arrive to Fordham’s Business School.

For further information regarding Pearson-Vue and the GMAT, please refer to The table below indicates the codes necessary for each degree program if the GMAT is being presented when applying to Fordham.

Degree Program GMAT code
Executive MBA FMR-X6-94
MBA, Part Time FMR-X6-22
MS in Accounting FMR-X6-88
MS in Applied Statistics and Decision Making FMR-X6-31
MS in Business Analytics FMR-X6-96
MS in Business Enterprise FMR-X6-99
MS in Global Finance FMR-X6-40
MS in Information Systems FMR-X6-31
MS in Investor Relations FMR-X6-77
MS in Marketing Intelligence FMR-X6-43
MS in Media Management FMR-X6-85
MS in Quantitative Finance FMR-X6-15
MS in Taxation FMR-X6-89
MS in Global Management (3CMGM) FMR-X6-38
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Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation are used to provide an insight to the applicant’s managerial ability and motivation. Therefore, the Admissions Committee requires that applicants procure recommendations from individuals who can best attest to these attributes. Current supervisors, managers, clients and co-workers often prove to be the best source. However, the Admissions Committee understands that informing these individuals of future plans can be impossible for a variety of reasons. In such cases, letters from previous employers will be accepted. Applicants may also submit a supplemental recommendation if they wish to provide an academic or personal reference. Letters of recommendation can be submitted through various formats the preferred method is through our online application system. References can also be submitted by mail or through email from the recommender’s professional email account in an attached word document.

Letters of Recommendation Form (.pdf)
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Essays are an opportunity for applicants to express themselves in areas that may not have been reflected in other portions of the application.

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Professional Resume
Resumes should be submitted in a professional format and include contact information (name, address, phone, fax, email), educational background, work experience, and skills.

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If English is not an applicant’s first language and he or she did not attend an English-speaking undergraduate university, then a test report such as the TOEFL or IELTS is required. For information on the TOEFL visit and for information on the IELTS test visit

Recommended Scores: For TOEFL a minimum score of 600 on the paper version, 250 on the computer version, and 100 on the Internet-based version are highly recommended for applicants to obtain in the process of applying. For students preparing for the IELTS it is highly encouraged that they obtain a level of 7 for consideration. If an applicant does not achieve these recommended scores, the admissions committee may ask the applicant to take the English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency exam. Depending upon the results of this exam, the applicant may be required to take coursework in Fordham University’s Institute of American Language and Culture prior to starting his or her MBA program.

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Interviews are not a required component of the application. Applicants may, however, request an interview. An interview will not be granted until the individual’s application has been deemed complete. As interview availability is limited, it is requested that an applicant submit his or her application at least 30 days before the application deadline to ensure an interview. The Admissions Committee may also request an applicant to come in for an interview. In this case the interview is a required component of the application process. An application will not be reviewed until the interview is completed. The Admissions Office will schedule a time that is most convenient for the applicant.

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Application Fee
If an applicant applies online, then he or she may make payment by a credit card. Otherwise, payment must be made by check or money order payable to Fordham University. The $130 application fee is nonrefundable. Fee waivers are not provided.

For more information, contact:
Admissions Office
Fordham Graduate School of Business
33 West 60th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 636-6200

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