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Degree Requirements

Students entering NYU Stern's MBA program are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country. Please see our list of recommended degrees from countries outside the U.S. on the next tab.

If you submit your application prior to the conferral of your bachelor's degree or equivalent, we will accept and evaluate your application. If an offer of admission is made, it will be contingent upon receiving your degree conferral prior to enrollment.

Non- U.S. Degrees

Students entering Stern's MBA program are required to hold a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an equivalent degree from a foreign country outside of the U.S.

Below is a list of recommended degrees/credentials from countries outside the U.S.

Australia

Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

Bangladesh

All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. Please note the degree conferral requirements for international transcripts as described in the Transcript Requirements section on the next tab.

Brazil

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

Canada

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

Central America

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

People's Republic of China

A bachelor's degree representing four years of university study. Official academic records, including a graduation certificate in Chinese, must be submitted with a complete English translation listing all courses and grades. All records must be certified by the issuing institution or appropriate government official.

Colombia

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


France (or French-patterned educational systems)

A Maitrise or a diploma requiring four years of post-baccalaureate study from a university or a Grand Ecole, or a three-year License degree.

Germany

A university Diploma, Magister Artium, Staatsexamen, three-year Bachelor's degree or five-year Master's degree. Graduates of Fachhochschulen and Berufsakademies are eligible. The Vordiplom by itself is not sufficient.

India

All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. Please note the degree conferral requirements for international transcripts as described in the Transcript Requirements section on the next tab.


Indonesia

Sarjana or Sarjana Legkap, awarded after five years of university study.

Italy

Diploma di laurea, requiring four to six years of study or the three-year business degree.

Mexico

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


New Zealand

Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

Pakistan

All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. Please note the degree conferral requirements for international transcripts as described in the Transcript Requirements section.

South Africa

Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

South America

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

Sri Lanka

All three-year Bachelor's degrees are sufficient to apply. Please note the degree conferral requirements for international transcripts as described in the Transcript Requirements section on the next tab.

Spain

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

Switzerland

License, Diplome or Diploma following four to five years of university study.

The Netherlands

Doctorandus, Ingenieur or Meester.


United Kingdom (or British-patterned educational systems)

Honours Bachelor's degree, Bachelor's degree (ordinary) or Higher National Diploma (HND).

If you have additional questions regarding degrees from non-U.S. schools, please email sternmba@stern.nyu.edu.

Transcript Requirements

  • You must submit official, sealed transcripts from all programs you have attended - undergraduate, study abroad, graduate, continuing education, etc. - including those in which as few as one course was taken. All official transcripts must be original documents bearing the institutional seal and signature of the institution's registrar.
  • You may download a Transcript Request Form for use at each institution from which you will request transcripts, but the form is not required.
  • If you completed coursework through a study abroad program, you must provide a separate transcript from the host institution unless all study abroad course titles, grades, and credit received are listed on your primary transcript.
  • If you cannot obtain transcripts directly from the institution but you possess an original transcript, you may submit photocopies that have been verified by the embassy or consulate of the institution's country. Certifications by a Notary Public are not acceptable.
  • If an institution cannot issue a transcript to you, you must submit a letter in a sealed envelope from the institution stating its policy.
  • Each transcript must contain a list of courses taken, grades or marks earned, number of credits received, and name of degree earned (if any).
  • All transcripts must be accompanied by proof of degree conferral. The degree conferral must indicate the:
    • type of degree conferred
    • month and year the degree was conferred
    • institution and location from which you received the degree
  • If degree conferral information is reflected on your transcript, then you do not need to provide additional degree conferral documentation. In many cases, a copy of your diploma provides proof of degree conferral, but you should confirm with the institution attended.
  • Please note that documents showing completion of a curriculum or courses are not sufficient on a standalone basis. You must submit a photocopy of your degree conferral/diploma.

Requirements for Transcripts not in English

  • If an original transcript is not in English, you are required to submit both the official transcript and its English translation. Both the official transcript and the translation should be submitted in one sealed envelope. If the institution attended does not provide an English translation with the official transcript, a certified English translation through a translating service must be obtained and submitted in a sealed envelope, endorsed across the seal. Stern has no preferred translating services. Certifications by a Notary Public are not acceptable.
  • If a diploma/degree conferral is not in English, you are required to submit a photocopy of the original and its English translation, following the guidelines above for transcripts not in English.

Important Notes about Transcripts

  • Stern does not accept notarized or personal copies of transcripts.
  • All transcripts submitted as part of the MBA application process are considered property of MBA Admissions. They will not be returned to you, transferred or forwarded to other institutions or other programs or schools at NYU. Please do not submit the original copy of an academic transcript that cannot be replaced.
  • Your official transcripts and degree conferrals will be verified.