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International Applicants to the Online MBA

The Mason School of Business is pleased to welcome students from all over the world. International applicants should view the information below to ensure that their application meets all requirements. Please contact our Admissions Advisors directly with any questions, either by reaching us at onlinemba@mason.wm.edu or 844-234-4075. We are happy to help and look forward to connecting with you!

Academic Credentials

International applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree to be eligible for admission to the William & Mary MBA Program. You must submit copies of both your academic record and the diploma or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree. If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. The translation should be literal rather than interpretive. If a certified copy of the original transcript is submitted, the institution from which the degree was received must certify it. Documents certified by a Notary Public are not acceptable. Credentials must include the following information:

  • Years of attendance
  • Courses taken
  • Grades achieved
  • Degree, diploma or certificate awarded and date of conferral

If you were provided with only one official copy of your transcript, you may submit a photocopy. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit the original to the Office of MBA Admissions for authentication.

Country-specific Information About the Level of Preparation Expected of Applicants

Please note that you may be required to submit your official academic records to an independent credential evaluator, if necessary.

Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

Bachelor's honours degree or bachelor's degree where standard of completion is four or more years of full-time study.

Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. Transcripts must be accompanied by a photocopy of the diploma and/or degree conferral. A degree conferral shows the date, location, and institution from which you received an official degree.

Canada

Three-year bachelor's degree from Quebec; four-year bachelor's degree from all other provinces.

France or French-Patterned Education System

Degree or Diplôme requiring four years of post-baccalauréate study from a university or a grand ecole.

Germany

University Diplom, Magister Artium or Staatsexamen. Graduates of Fachhochschulen and Berufakademien are not eligible. The Vordiplom by itself is not sufficient.

Indonesia

Sarjana (five years) or SI, awarded after four years of university study.

Mexico, Spain, Central and South America

Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the title or degree of Licenciado/Licenciatura or Bacharel.

Switzerland

Licence, Diplôme or Diplom; four to five years of university study.

United Kingdom and Schools Following British Pattern of Education

Honours Bachelor's degree.

TOEFL/IELTS/PTE

Those applicants who have not completed a degree within the United States or who have not earned a university degree in an English-speaking country (not simply an English-speaking institution), or who have not lived and worked full-time in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).

The TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement is waived for those candidates who meet both of the following two requirements:

  1. Achieve a GMAT result in the 60th percentile or better in the Verbal section of the exam, and
  2. Achieve a GMAT result of 5.0 or better on the AWA section of the exam.

On average, incoming students score 100 (internet-based), 250 (computer-based), or 600 (paper-based) on the TOEFL and a 6.5 on the IELTS. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. We consider the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score along with GMAT scores in the verbal and AWA sections, essays and the interview to determine a candidate's language readiness to compete in and contribute to the William & Mary MBA community.

Our Institution Code for TOEFL is 6987.



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