Graduate Business Admissions

Applying to the MBA, MSOD, and Graduate Certificate Programs


Application Process

1. Complete the Online Application

In the online application, you will also be asked to provide a response to an essay, your resume, and a $75 application fee.* If you prefer, you may submit the essay, resume and fee after submitting your application.

2. Request Letters of Recommendation

Applicants are required to provide the names of two recommenders within the application. Your recommenders will receive an email from Queens requesting a recommendation on your behalf.

Recommendations should be from a current or recent employer, manager, colleague or client who can address your intellectual capacity, ability to work in teams and leadership skills.

3. Request Official Transcripts

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and submit transcripts from any/all colleges or universities attended. Official paper transcripts must be in a sealed envelope and mailed directly from the college or university to McColl School Graduate Admissions, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28274.

If your college/university uses an electronic transcript format, it should be emailed directly from your college/university to admissions@queens.edu.

4. Submit GMAT or GRE Test Scores 

Applicants to the MBA and MSOD programs are required to submit an acceptable score from either the GMAT or GRE. Scores are not required for the certificate programs.

Some candidates may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office to learn more requesting a waiver.

To send your GMAT score to the McColl School of Business, use the institution code: 8QKQB67.

To send your GRE score to the McColl School of Business, use the institution code: 3014.

5. Complete an Admissions Interview

Program Eligibility

The McColl School of Business welcomes applicants who are motivated to succeed, demonstrate strong academic and professional backgrounds, and uphold the values of the McColl School and Queens University. Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis and a decision will be provided only after all requirements have been met.

All candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

At least five years of full-time, relevant work experience is required for the MS in Organization Development and Coaching Certificate Program. Work experience is preferred but not necessarily required for the MBA.


The McColl School of Business provides a limited number of merit and need-based fellowships to students enrolled in the MBA and MSOD programs.

To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must complete the admissions process and a fellowship application prior to the fellowship deadline.

Fellowship Deadlines


Fellowship Deadline      

Fellowship Notification      

Classes Begin

Spring 2020      

December 9, 2019

December 16, 2019

January 6, 2020

Summer 2020

April 6, 2020

April 13, 2020

May 11, 2020

Fellowship applications may be considered after the fellowship deadline on a funds available basis. 

International Students

English Language Requirement

Non-native English speakers must submit evidence of English language proficiency.  Queens accepts satisfactory completion of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). In lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS, Queens will also accept successful completion of Level 112 of the ELS Language Center’s English for Academic Purposes program.

  • TOEFL: minimum score of 550 (written test), 213 (electronic test) or 80 (internet-based test)
  • IELTS: minimum composite score of 6.0
  • ELS: successful completion of Level 112

Course-by-Course Evaluation of Transcript

Applicants who completed their undergraduate degree from an international college/university are required to submit an official course by course evaluation of the transcript. World Education Services (WES) is the preferred resource for evaluations; however, we will consider evaluations from any member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Financial Documentation

International students must submit financial documentation indicating the amount of funds available for their education in the United States. Acceptable documents include a copy of a bank account statement or official letter from the bank that is less than six months old.

Documents must clearly indicate the account balance and type of currency. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Accounts not in the student’s name must be accompanied by a signed Affidavit of Support from the account holder.

I-20 Issuance for F-1 Student Visas

Full acceptance into the university is required before an I-20 may be issued. International graduate students must be enrolled in at least six credits in order to be eligible for an F-1 student VISA.

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