If you are ready to take the next step to propelling your career
in a challenging and distinguished environment, join the school
with the solid worldwide reputation for producing highly skilled
business leaders. Enroll in the Professional MBA program
To be eligible for consideration for admission to the Professional MBA program, you must:
|Fall Early Admission||Fall Final||Spring Early Admission
|4/1/16 and 5/1/16*||7/15/16||11/15/16||1/15/17|
|International Applicants||4/1/16 and 5/1/16*||7/15/16||11/15/16||12/15/16
The PMBA program admits students for the spring and fall
semesters. Application review begins the first and 15th day of
every month; decisions are mailed within two weeks.
*There is a two-step deadline for early admission. Details can be found on the early admission page.
The Professional MBA program requires that all of the following application materials be submitted before your applicaiton will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Complete all items on the application form.
An official transcript from all educational institutions you
have attended for graduate and undergraduate coursework must be
submitted directly to the PMBA Office from your educational
institutions as part of your application package. The School of
Management cannot request transcripts on your behalf. Faxed and
email copies will not be accepted.
Directions for UB graduates
Applicants who attended or graduated from the University at Buffalo after 1994 are not required to obtain official transcripts from UB. Applicants must provide accurate information on the online application form, so the PMBA Office can download an individual transcript.
Please note that any coursework transferred into UB for your undergraduate degree will require that transcripts be sent to the PMBA Office as those transcripts cannot be forwarded from your sealed undergraduate file to our office. Applicants who attended UB prior to 1994 must request an official transcript. Transcript requests can be made through the Registrar's Office.
Regarding transfer credits
Transcripts will only list the credits transferred to that institution and not the grades for the courses. The grades for those courses remain with the institution where the original course was taken. To review your academic performance we must review all grades and courses taken on both an undergraduate and graduate level. Example: An applicant has a bachelor’s degree from one institution and transferred six credits from summer courses at another institution. We need both institutions’ transcripts to view all coursework and grades used toward the degree.
Applicants with international transcripts
Official certified copies for all college transcripts or marksheets must be sent to the PMBA Office both in the original language and translated to English, if that is not the original language. They must arrive sealed in the original envelope. Applicants with international degrees must also send a copy of each of their diplomas to the PMBA Office.
Please upload a current résumé to your application.
Please answer the following essay questions in one document and upload it to your application.
Two professional letters of recommendation are required as part of the application process. Once you submit your online application for review, the individuals listed as recommenders will automatically be sent an email with a link and directions to complete their recommendations through our online protal. This is the preferred method for completion of recommendations.
An alternative recommendation form [PDF], which must be opened in Adobe Acrobat to complete electronically, is available for your convenience. All recommendations must be sent directly from the recommender.
To be considered complete, application packages require a nonrefundable application fee of $100. Payments may be made by e-check or credit card. If you have applied with military/veteran status, we will waive the application fee with proof of status. Contact the PMBA Office for more information.
An official test report must be sent directly to the PMBA Office. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) are required for all PMBA applicants. It takes approximately two weeks for your complete test results to arrive at the PMBA office.
A test taker copy of your GMAT or GRE score report can be uploaded to your application for a preliminary review.
Institutional MBA code - K6RQX67
Buffalo area testing site code : 47075
Institution code – 2925
Management Department code - all programs - 4201
Additional application materials may be required for international applicants.
School of Management
University at Buffalo
108 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000
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