English Language Requirements

Prospective MBA and Executive MBA students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction can also demonstrate proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

  • A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “B” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English.
  • Duolingo English Test (taken after July 16, 2019): 100 or greater
  • Duolingo English Test (taken prior to July 15, 2019): 51 or greater
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT): 60 or greater
  • Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT): 71 or greater
  • International English Language Test (IELTS): 6.5
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Score Report: 50
  • ACT COMPASS: Level 3
  • A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows: 
    • ESL Language Use: Score of 85
    • ESL Listening: Score of 80
    • ESL Reading: Score of 85
    • ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90
    • ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4
    • Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge

All English language exams must be taken within two years of your projected enrollment date and must be submitted prior to admission to your degree program. Students may be provisionally accepted prior to submission, but will need to submit documentation prior to enrollment. 

Note: the above updated requirements apply to applications admitted on or after September 1st, 2018

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