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Graduate Business Admissions

Applying to the MBA, MSTOD, and Graduate Certificate Programs


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

At least two years of full-time, relevant work experience is required for the MS in Talent and Organization Development and certain graduate certificates. Work experience is preferred but not necessarily required for the MBA. Please contact the McColl School Graduate Admissions Office with questions about your eligibility. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis and a decision will be provided after all requirements have been met.

ADMISSionS Process

1. Complete the Online Application

In the online application, you will be asked to upload a copy of your resume and respond to an essay. You may submit the online application form prior to submitting the application materials. Upon submitting your application, you will gain access to an application status page where you can track the progress of your application and upload materials, such as your resume and essay.

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 (optional)

While the GMAT/GRE is not required, a GMAT or GRE score may be requested by the admissions committee if more information is needed to make an admission decision. Additionally, a strong GMAT or GRE will strengthen your overall file and may qualify you for additional scholarship or fellowship awards.

  • 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

The McColl School of Business values the uniqueness of each individual and is committed to understanding our students’ needs and goals through a personalized approach that begins with the admissions process. The interview provides an opportunity to get to know you better, put additional context around your application, and evaluate your admissions file from a holistic perspective.


Priority Deadlines

All MBA and MSOD applicants who complete the admissions process by the priority deadline will be considered for scholarships/fellowships.  Learn more about Graduate Business Tuition & Scholarships.

  • Fall: Aug. 1
  • Spring: Dec. 1
  • Summer: April 15

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Aug. 15
  • Spring: Dec. 15
  • Summer: May 1

If you have missed the application deadline, please contact the McColl School of Business Graduate Admissions Office (704-337-2224 or mccollschool@queens.edu).

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 79 (internet-based test)
  • IELTS: minimum composite score of 6.5
  • 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.


If you have questions about admissions, scholarships, or our graduate programs, contact the McColl School of Business Graduate Admissions Office (704-337-2224 or mccollschool@queens.edu).

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