You will need to submit the following items before January 15,
2016, to be considered for registration in our spring 2016 PMBA
non-matriculated classes. International applicants must submit
their application items by December 15, 2015. International
applicants should contact an admissions representative to discuss
your specific application requirements.
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.
Upload your current résumé to your application.
A nonrefundable $35.00 non-matriculated application fee can be paid online using a credit card or e-check.
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.
Additional application materials may be required for international applicants.
Please contact an admissions Representative to discuss your
Applicants who are not native speakers of English, including those who are transferring from or who have completed degree programs at other U.S. colleges or universities, must prove their English language proficiency by taking a standardized test and reporting the score to the university. Some applicants may qualify for a TOEFL waiver. Consult an PMBA staff member to discuss eligibility.
The following tests are accepted:
All international applicants not currently issued a U.S. visa, must document their ability to meet all educational and personal expenses for the first year of intended study before this university can issue an I-20 or IAP-66. It is essential that you read the International Applicant Financial form [PDF](98 KB) carefully. Complete and return the form along with official supporting documentation as outlined in the instructions. Supporting financial documentation should be a bank statement or a letter from a bank official stating the funds available (liquid assets) in U.S. dollars and must show the account holder's name. No certificate of eligibility will be issued without satisfactory financial documentation. Financial documentation is required for visa issuance only--documentation may be submitted after acceptance but I-20 documentation cannot be issued without it.
All PMBA international applicants must possess a visa which permits them to attend graduate school on a part-time basis in the U.S. while they continue to work. A copy of your current visa and passport must be submitted with your application package.
Permanant residents will be asked to submit a copy of their green card and a form, which will be supplied to you by an admissions representative.
School of Management
University at Buffalo
108 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000