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International Applicants

International applicants are those residing in the U.S. on a work visa or who is a Canadian resident.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

In addition to the standard application process and materials, international applicants will also need to fulfill the following requirements. 

International applicants are encouraged to apply by July 1. Also, all international applicants must possess or obtain a visa which permits them to attend graduate school on a full-time or part-time basis in the U.S. A copy of your current visa and passport must be submitted with your application package. Please note that federal financial assistance is not available for international students. All international applicants that do not currently hold a U.S. visa must complete the financial statement and document their ability to meet the educational and personal expenses for each year of intended study. Applications lacking sufficient financial documentation will not be reviewed.

Eligibility for Graduate Admissions

International applicants must have completed an academic program equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree prior to enrolling.

English Language Proficiency

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. Please consult an EMBA staff member to discuss eligibility.

The following tests are accepted:

Financial Documentation

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 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.

Citizenship and Visa Documentation

All international applicants must upload a copy of their passport biographical page and a copy of their current U.S. visa (if applicable).

The Personal Privacy Protection Law

The Personal Privacy Protection Law requires this notice to be provided when collecting personal information from individuals: "The information on this admissions application will be used by the School of Management at the University at Buffalo to evaluate your request for admission. Failure to provide the requested information could prevent your application from being processed. The authority to request this information is found in section 355 (2)(i) of the Education Law." This application will be maintained in the Office of Academic Programs Administration. The official responsible for the maintenance of this information is the assistant dean, Center for Executive Education, School of Management, University at Buffalo, 108 Jacobs Management Center, Buffalo, NY 14260-4000.

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