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MBA Application Process

Fisher's MBA program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received.

Contact the Office of Transfer and Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

Semester Entry Options

  • MBA: Fall, spring, and summer entry

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
    Note: Please submit the online application before any other supplemental documents (transcripts, resumes, references, etc.) are submitted.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)*
  • Two recommendation forms which can be submitted online (refer to the online application for instructions)
  • Current résumé
  • Professional/career goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
  • Contact graduate admissions or the graduate program chair regarding the process to request graduate transfer credit

*When requesting transcripts from your previous schools, always follow the electronic PDF delivery method directly to St. John Fisher College. We are in-network participants in most electronic transcript delivery exchange portals and this allows us to receive transcripts automatically without the need to submit them through a third party (as in the use of an email) or through the mail itself. This will save you money and time.

Specific MBA Application Requirements


Note Regarding Test Site Closures: Due to current conditions and some testing site closures, please contact the admissions office at grad@sjfc.edu or (585) 385-8064 regarding flexibility options for submitting test scores after acceptance to the program.


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required. This exam can be waived if the applicant has:

  • An undergraduate business or business related degree with an overall grade point average of 3.3 or higher
  • An advanced degree

MBA Program Requirement Waivers

Upon meeting all admission requirements, students may be eligible for waiver(s) from foundation courses based on prior academic preparation at a regionally accredited institution.

  • Waivers require a minimum grade of "B" or higher in equivalent coursework.
  • In the case of GMGT 573 and GMGT 580 a "B" average is required for the two required classes.
  • Courses must have been taken within the last 10 years from the semester the student will enroll.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit is accepted with scores of 4 or 5 on the exams.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide additional supporting documentation to help with specific course evaluation.
MBA Program Requirement Waivers
Graduate CourseGeneral Waiver EquivalentsFisher Equivalents
GMGT 573 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals Principals, Fundamental or Managerial Accounting I and II ACCT 101 and ACCT 102
GMGT 576 - Statistics for Managers Statistics ECON 221
GMGT 579 - Organization Structure and Process Organizational Behavior MGMT 211
GMGT 580 - Economic Foundations and Practice Microeconomics and Macroeconomics ECON 105 and ECON 106
GMGT 585 - Managerial Finance Corporate or Managerial Finance FIN 315
GMGT 590 - Operations Management Operations or Production Management MGMT 409