MBA and MS Admissions Criteria
Do I have to take the GMAT or the GRE?
Yes. Either the GMAT or the GRE are now accepted for the admissions process. The GMAT/GRE is not waived for any applicants.
Can I start taking classes without the GMAT or the GRE?
How long is my GMAT or GRE test score valid?
5 years, after which one of the tests must be retaken.
What is the minimum GMAT or GRE score I need to gain admission?
Our most successful candidates have scored in the 45th percentile or higher on each section of the GMAT/GRE.
Do I have to take an English Language Test?
Yes. All applicants who have a degree from abroad must submit either TOEFL or PTE (Pearson Test of English) scores, whether or not they are US citizens or permanent residents and/or have lived in the US or other English speaking country for extended periods. These scores, along with the GMAT verbal and analytical writing scores, are the primary indicators of English proficiency. They help the Admission Committee determine which candidates will be admitted into our programs.
How long is my TOEFL/PTE test score valid?
All TOEFL/PTE scores are valid for 2 years, after which one or the other must be retaken.
What is the minimum TOEFL score I need to gain admission?
We look for a TOEFL iBT overall score of 102.
We also look at sub scores in Reading/Listening/Writing/Speaking to be 27/26/24/25 respectively.
Please note that the admissions committee reviews each section of the TOEFL separately. Regardless of the total score, weakness in one area may cause the committee to deny admission.
Direct ETS to send scores to "Baruch College MBA and MS", institution code 2034.
What is the minimum GPA to gain admission?
Does the MBA program have a communications requirement?
All Zicklin MBA students take two Business Communication courses (BUS COM I & BUS COM II) as part of the MBA core. Their Communication skills will be assessed as part of the BUS COM I course. Each student will receive a personalized assessment with appropriate recommendations.