You must submit all of the following materials before your application review and consideration for acceptance:
You must complete all items on the application form before it will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
You may upload a copy of your unofficial transcript to your application for admissions consideration. If admitted, you will need to mail an official transcript prior to the start of classes.
You must request an official transcript from the educational institution who conferred (granted) your degree (for graduate and undergraduate coursework) to be sent from the institution directly to the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero Center, Buffalo, NY 14260. For electronic transcripts, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need unofficial copies transcripts for all institutions you've attended for credits earned toward your conferred degree. You may upload copies of these transcripts to your application. The School of Management cannot request transcripts on your behalf.
Applicants with international transcripts
In regards to international transcripts, we will accept a transcript issued in English by the university. If the university does not provide the transcript in English, you must submit the transcript in your native language and an English translation. Applicants who have attended an Indian university must provide transcripts, mark sheets and proof of degree.
Official certified copies for all college transcripts or marksheets must be sent to the PMBA Office (150 Jacobs Management Center) 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.
Submit a current résumé showing relevant education and work experience. Include months and years of employment (i.e. MM/YY-MM/YY). Your résumé should be uploaded as a PDF.
Answer the following essay questions in one document and upload it to your application.
We require two professional letters of recommendation as part of the application process. Once you submit your online application for review, the individuals you've listed as recommenders will automatically be sent an email asking them to submit an online letter of recommendation on your behalf.
To be considered complete, your application package requires a nonrefundable application fee of $100. You may make a payment by e-check or credit card.
If you have applied with military or veteran status or are the spouse of, we will waive the application fee with proof of status. Contact the PMBA Office for more information.
Test takers: You may upload a test taker copy of your GMAT or GRE score report to your application for a preliminary review. After completing the test, it takes approximately two weeks for your official results to be available.
Waiver requests: University at Buffalo Professional MBA applicants may be eligible to waive the GMAT/GRE application requirement if they meet specific criteria. If you have been approved for the waiver, you will notified in your application status portal. Resume and transcripts are required to determine eligibility.
In addition to the standard application and materials, international applicants must submit some of the following application pieces. Speak with a recruiter to determine which requirements apply to you.
All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the approved English language proficiency tests. Unofficial score reports may be uploaded as the admissions office has the ability to verify scores.
The following tests are accepted:
Score reports are valid two years from the test date. Plan accordingly to allow yourself enough time to prepare for the exam and for the score to be reported by the intended application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
English Language Proficiency Automatic Exemptions
The following categories of international applicants are automatically exempt from the English language proficiency requirement.
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 UB 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 with official supporting documentation as outlined in the instructions. Verification of personal or family savings requires a bank statement or a letter from a bank official, showing the account holder's name and stating the funds available (liquid assets) in U.S. dollars. 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 permitting you to attend graduate school on a part-time basis in the U.S. while you continue to work. You must upload a copy of your current visa and passport to your application.
Permanent residents must upload a copy of their green card to their application.