Pre-MBA Program

The Pre-MBA is an exciting opportunity to begin taking courses within our rigorous MBA program before committing to the Professional MBA degree. If you are unsure whether an MBA is right for you, if you have never taken a business course, or if you have less work experience than our Professional MBA student profile (less than 4 years), the Pre-MBA may be right for you! And, if you complete all four (4) courses with a grade of ‘B’ or better, we will waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if you decide to apply to our Professional MBA program. Plus, we will automatically award a $5K scholarship to Pre-MBA students that are admitted to and start the Professional MBA program (awarded in the first term of study in the Professional MBA program).

Please note: the Pre-MBA program is only open to students that plan to pursue our Professional (Part-time) MBA.

Pre-MBA to Professional MBA scholarships ($5K) are only available to new Pre-MBA students. Scholarships will be awarded to Pre-MBA students entering the Professional MBA program beginning Fall 2020.

View Courses and Requirements

Pre-MBA students that decide to apply to our Professional MBA degree program must go through the regular admissions process. If admitted, any Pre-MBA courses completed will count toward the Professional MBA degree and overall GPA.

How to enroll in the Pre-MBA Program

The Pre-MBA program is only available to domestic students. International students interested in a preparatory business program should see information for the International Business Bridge.

Learn about Gabelli TALK, our cultural immersion program that helps international students prepare for their graduate business education in the United States.

What you need to apply

  • Completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • Completed online application
  • One Essay
  • All official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Professional Résumé
  • $150 application fee

For more information on all of the above, and to apply, visit our Admissions Office page.

Please note: the Pre-MBA program is a non-degree seeking program and is not eligible for financial aid or scholarships.

Currently enrolled in the Pre-MBA?

If you are currently enrolled in the Pre-MBA program, the admissions team will contact you directly to move your application for the Professional MBA program forward. A new application is not required. 
 
The $5K scholarship for students that are admitted to and begin the Professional MBA program will be automatically awarded at the time of admission to the Professional MBA program. Pre-MBA students will also be considered for scholarships that range from $10K-$30K.