APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Fordham Business Online programs require applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree from a nationally accredited college or university. The chart below provides a high-level view of the application requirements. More detailed application material information can be found below the chart.

MS in Management

MS in Strategic Marketing Communications

Online Application

$130 application fee

Resume

Required

Essays

Two essays are required and a third essay is optional.

Interview

You must complete an interview after submitting an online application.

Transcripts

Upload transcript(s) for each college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to start the application review process. Official transcripts are required upon admission.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required.

GMAT/GRE Required

MSM:

Yes. Waivers are available for students who meet specific GPA and work experience requirements.

MSSMC:

No.

TOEFL or IELTS

Required only if your degree is from a non-English-speaking country.

Years of Professional Experience

MSM:

No professional experience required.

MSSMC:

At least three years of professional experience required.

To apply to either program, submit the following:

RESUME

Submit a current, detailed resume that includes your professional work experience (full-time, internship, etc.), academic background, and any volunteer experiences.

TRANSCRIPTS

Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to start the application review process. Upon admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

Many schools issue transcripts electronically. If this option is available through the institutions you attended, have your transcript(s) sent to appsvcs@onlinebusiness.fordham.edu. To mail transcripts, request that your sealed, official transcripts be sent directly to our application processing center:

Application Processing Services
Fordham Online Business
Suite 501
7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

Students who have completed a degree outside of the United States are required to submit official transcripts as well as a third-party evaluation of their academic credentials. Academic credential evaluations are accepted from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) recommended service provider. Exceptions are made for institutions in Canada, Australia, Ireland, and the U.K.

TRANSLATION

Application materials in a language other than English, such as university transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be accompanied by a certified translation. Applicants can use any accredited translation service.

ESSAYS

Two essays are required and a third essay is optional. The essay prompts are available in the online application.

INTERVIEW

After you have submitted your application, an admissions officer will contact you to schedule the required online admissions interview.

APPLICATION FEE

There is a $130 nonrefundable application fee for all Gabelli School graduate programs.

MS IN MANAGEMENT ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Science in Management program from Fordham Business Online does not require applicants to have prior business education. When students begin the program, they must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Along with the general application requirements listed above, to apply for the MS in Management program, you must also submit:

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Two letters are required from professional or academic references familiar with your professional history and who can assess your suitability for graduate business studies. Of the two required letters, at least one should come from a supervisor familiar with your professional experience.

OFFICIAL TEST SCORES

GMAT or GRE scores are required to apply for this program. However, waivers are available for students who meet the GPA and full-time work experience requirements.

You can receive a waiver for the GMAT/GRE score requirement if you:

  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and less than two years of full-time work experience or
  • have an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher and three or more years of full-time work experience

Valid test scores must be submitted by the start of your first term or a hold will be placed on your account—preventing you from moving forward in the program.

All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not attend an undergraduate institution in a country where the official language is English must submit an original TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo English Test (DET), or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) test score report.

ARE YOU READY?

Develop the fundamental management skills necessary
to succeed in a variety of industries. Apply to the MS in Management program today.

MS IN STRATEGIC MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ADDITIONAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Master of Science in Strategic Marketing Communications applicants are required to have at least three years of demonstrated full-time professional experience in marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, media, or a related field. They must also hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.

Along with the general application requirements listed above, to apply for the MS in Strategic Marketing Communications program, you must also submit:

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Two letters from professional references are required. These letters should come from supervisors who are familiar with your professional history and can assess your suitability for graduate business studies.

OFFICIAL TEST SCORES

No GMAT or GRE scores are required to apply.

All applicants whose native language is not English and who did not attend an undergraduate institution in a country where the official language is English must submit an original TOEFL or IELTS test score report.

ARE YOU READY?

Learn how to foster lasting connections between brands and their customers.
Apply to the MS in Strategic Marketing Communications program today.

Thinking about an on-campus program? The Gabelli School of Business also offers a portfolio of graduate programs across a variety of business disciplines. Visit the Gabelli School website to learn more.