Framingham State campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to the MBA degree program is available to qualified individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in any major from an accredited college or university. Admission is based on professional work experience, performance in previous college/university study, results from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) assessment of written essays, and appraisal of letters of recommendation.

Applicants are required to submit the following: 

  1. Official copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts. Students who have transcripts from outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by a Credit Evaluation service and translated into English.
  2. An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. A grade of B or better in prerequisite courses.
  4. Official test scores from one of the following:
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) results taken within the past five years. Ideally, candidates are expected to achieve a total score of 400 or better.

    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the past five years. Ideally, candidates are expected to achieve a total score of 149 Verbal and 141 Quantitative.
  5. Two written essays. Each essay should be typed or printed, single spaced and limited to the length indicated. The essay questions are:
    • What would you like the MBA Admissions Committee to know about you? (450-word limit) and

    • What are your three most substantial achievements and why do you consider them to be substantial achievements? (700-word limit)


      What experience in the military, public service, or business do you have? Explain how this experience equips you for the MBA program. (700 word limit).

  6. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to Framingham State University by the evaluators.
  7. A current professional resume.
  8. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of applicants seeking admission from non-English speaking countries. Candidates must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper based test or 79-80 on the computer based test, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0. This requirement may be waived if the applicant has successfully completed at least two full academic years in a college/university in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada.
  9. International applicants will also be required to submit the following:
    • Copy of passport
    • Copy of visa
    • Copy of I20 (If applicant has a current I20.)
    • Parent / Sponsor Affidavit
    • Certificate of Finance
    • Original bank documents
    • Course by course transcript evaluation
      Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Credit Evaluation service and translated into English.
    • Applicants from India:
      • The undergraduate degree must be a Bachelor in Commerce or Business
      • The institution granting the undergraduate degree must be accredited by one of the following institutions:
        1. National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
        2. National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
        3. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)


Application materials such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, test score reports, transcript evaluations, etc. should be mailed directly to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Framingham State University
100 State Street, PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Evaluation of applications for admission to the MBA program will begin only when all the required documents have been received.

Applicants seeking MBA admission for fall should have a complete application on file no later than
July 1. Applications completed or received after the due date cannot be guaranteed timely matriculation.

The MBA Application for Admission is available online or contact Admissions at 508-626-4501. A PDF of the application is also available.

Advisors are available for consultation about the MBA admission process, program requirements, and course selection. Individuals may make an appointment with an advisor by contacting 508-626-4540.

Students who will be applying for admission to the MBA program may take foundation courses prior to applying for admission to the program. Students must seek the advice of the MBA Advisor when deciding whether to take foundation courses prior to applying for admission.

Students entering the MBA program are to be familiar with and have access to the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) or equivalent software that support Microsoft Office Suite formats specified by and acceptable to the faculty.

Applications remaining incomplete for over one year will be considered inactive. 

Courses before Admission: Students may take any or all foundation course requirements prior to being formally admitted into the MBA Program. Please contact the MBA coordinator, Dr. Jorge Riveras, prior to registering.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220