Non-Matriculated Frequently Asked Questions

Many of your questions about the UB Professional MBA (PMBA) program will be answered below. If your concerns are not addressed here, contact us at or 716-645-3200.

Registration Questions

Q. What is the application deadline?
A. Applications are now being accepted. The deadline for international applications is Dec. 15, 2018, and for domestic applications is Jan. 7, 2019.

Q. If I apply, am I guaranteed a spot?
A. Although every attempt is made to accommodate an individual's course selection, we cannot guarantee available seats for every request. Sign up early to confirm your selection.

Q. When can I pick my courses?
A. Once you have submitted a complete application package and your application has been processed, you will be sent directions for course selection.

Q. When will I know if I'm registered?
A. Non-matriculated registration for the spring 2019 semester will begin in early December 2018. We will send a confirmation email to the address you provided on the registration form. We process registrations in the order we receive completed application packages and, if your first choice is not available, we will register you in the alternative choices you provided.

Q. How many non-matriculated courses am I allowed to take in total?
A. You can take up to 6 credits on a non-matriculated basis prior to starting the PMBA program.

Q. What if I want to register for two classes?
A. Note on your course selection form that you'd like to register for two classes and mark them in order of preference.

Q. When is the first day of the spring semester?
A. Classes begin the week of Jan. 28, 2019. Exact course dates are listed on the course selection form and course description page.

Financial Questions

Q. Is financial aid available?
A. Financial aid is not available for non-matriculated students. If necessary, you may wish to talk with your local banking institution about lending opportunities.

Q. What is the cost of tuition for a non-matriculated course?
A. Tuition for spring 2019 PMBA non-matriculated courses is $760 per credit hour ($2,280 per 3-credit course). This fee is all-inclusive and covers tuition, fees, books and materials.

Q. When is payment for the course due?
A. You will receive an email to your UB account when your tuition bill is available and you can view your bills on your Student Hub Center. Payment can be made on your Student HUB Center and is due by Jan. 23, 2019.

Q. What happens to the deposit if I don't get into the class?
A. We will return your deposit check to you or issue you a refund.

Q. What if I need to withdraw from the class?
A. If you withdraw before Feb. 4, 2019, there is no financial penalty. Call the PMBA office at 716-645-3200 for assistance if you need to drop a course.

International Questions

Q. How do I apply if I'm an international student (non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident)?
A. See the international student guidelines on the non-matriculated application page.

Q. What if I'm not an international student, but I have international transcripts?
A. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with international transcripts must have all application materials submitted by Dec. 15 to qualify for registration.