How to Apply

There are four easy steps to apply to the International Business Bridge Program.

  1. Gather necessary documents
    1. Transcript evaluation of your bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    2. Requirements and documents for F-1 or J-1 student visa.
    3. English translations of recommendation letters
  2. Submit a completed online application
  3. Schedule your entrance interview
  4. Receive your decision

Admissions Contact:

Catherine O'Hara
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment
MS in Management, MS in Media Management, International Business Bridge (IBB)

Program Director:

Greg Cooper
Director of Executive Education Programs |
WeChat: Barrilero1

Program Dates & Tuition:

Start dates: The IBB program offers start dates in September (fall term start) and January (spring term start). Students who start in the fall term attend for the fall and spring semesters, and students who start in the spring term will attend for the spring and summer terms.

Tuition:  2021-2022 tuition is $16,475 per semester (extended to two semesters, totaling 30 credits).

Who are we looking for?

Outstanding international students who want to pursue graduate studies at a United States University, but do not have a TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academic score that meets the required standard for direct admission to Fordham University graduate programs.

Minimum entry requirements

  • The IBB is for international students who hold the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree. In certain cases, it replaces the final year of university; please check with your school and with Fordham to make this determination. We will accept evaluations from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or any NACES organization member.

  • GPA determination will be reviewed by admissions upon receiving a transcript evaluation. 3.0 GPA is considered a straight “B” average. Please feel free to reach out to admissions if you are unsure about our grade determination.

  • Students with a TOEFL (iBT) score of under 100, IELTS under 7, PTE under 86 and DET under 120 are welcome to apply. We reserve the right to evaluate an applicant’s English based on an admission interview.