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Frequently Asked Questions

Our admissions counselors compiled this helpful information based on the questions they most frequently receive from prospects like you.
  • What are the application requirements?

    The completed School of Business online application form, one letter of recommendation, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a copy of your current résumé. Advanced Certificate applicants should submit a completed application, a copy of your current resume and all official undergraduate and, (if applicable), graduate transcripts. Visit our FAQs section to find out if you are required to take the GMAT.

    For international students – In addition to the above materials, international students must also submit documentation of ESL proficiency (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS score) and an evaluation of international credentials by a NACES member evaluator (
  • Do I have to take the GMAT?

    The GMAT is not required for admission to our graduate business programs. However, you do have the option of taking the GMAT and submitting your scores if you feel it will strengthen your application.
  • How do I schedule a GMAT exam?

    Call 1-800-GMAT-NOW (1-800-462-8669), call any test center directly, or visit or
  • How many copies of my transcripts do I need to submit for my application?

    You are only required to send one copy of records for all previous postsecondary education.  These must be official transcripts that bear the appropriate signatures and seal of the institution(s) that issued it.
  • How many letters of recommendation do I need to submit for my application?

    One letter of recommendation is required for most programs, unless otherwise noted in your specific Program Requirements List. Please ask your recommender to email or mail their recommendation letter directly to your admissions counselor.
  • Is there an application deadline?

    No. We work on a rolling admission basis and will accept applications at any time.  But we do encourage you to submit your application a month prior to a session start if possible, to help better assure a smooth transition.
  • Do you need to have work experience to be accepted into Iona’s MBA Program?

    No. Many students do have considerable work experience; however, it is not a prerequisite for admission.
  • Is there any way to have the application fee waived?

    Iona College has removed the $50 application fee.
  • Are there any scholarships available?

    Yes, Iona College offers a variety of scholarships awards. Details can be found here.
  • What is Iona College’s FAFSA Institutional Code?

  • What concentrations are offered in the MBA program?

    Our MBA concentrations are Public Accounting, General Accounting, Health Care Management, Marketing, Management, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Information Systems.

    We offer MS degrees in Finance, Project Management, and Public Accounting.
    We also offer certificate programs in each concentration area as well as in Business Continuity and Risk Management, E-Commerce, Health Care Management, International Business, Long Term Care Service Management, Project Management, and Sports and Entertainment Business.

  • How many credits is the program?

    The MBA program requires 39 for completion.

    The MS program requirements vary:
    • MS in Public Accounting: 42 credits
    • MS in Finance: 26 credits
    • MS in Project Management: 30 credits

  • What are the Graduate Admissions Office hours?

    Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • When do classes start?

    School of Business classes follow a trimester schedule, which includes five registration terms: Fall (end of August), Winter, (late November); Spring (late February) and two Summer sessions. New students can enter our programs at any of these points.
  • I am currently in another school’s MBA Program. Does Iona accept transfer MBA credit?

    In addition to the eight core classes that can be waived based on undergraduate or graduate credit, one or two classes may be accepted as transfer credit at the discretion of the Director of the Program.  All students must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours within the MBA Program to have a degree conferred at Iona.
  • Can I complete an entire program through online courses?

    No. However, we do offer approximately four or five distance learning courses per trimester.
  • I have other questions that aren't addressed here. Who can I contact?

    Please contact Margaret Reilly, assistant director of MBA/MS admissions, at or (914) 633-2451.