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The Bittner School of Business offers a number of customized options that will lead to an M.B.A. degree. The M.B.A. program is designed for students who wish to complete their degree in one to six years. We offer courses on weeknights and, on occasion, Saturday mornings. The Bittner School of Business is known for preparing exceptional graduates because of our commitment to achieving excellence in business education. Fisher has over 25 years of experience graduating hundreds of MBAs who have gone on to become great leaders.
The Bittner M.B.A. program provides an outstanding education at a remarkable value.
Acceptance into the M.B.A. program at the Bittner School of Business requires evidence of potential success. In general, applicants can demonstrate such potential by taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and obtaining an acceptable score. An outstanding undergraduate academic record from a regionally accredited business school, signaled by a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30, may be used in place of the GMAT requirement. Individuals with three or more years of significant and qualifying managerial experience may be granted exemptions from the GMAT exam if they can provide tangible evidence of written analytical ability in both quantitative and non-quantitative areas. This last category requires both the applicant and a supervisor who is familiar with the applicant’s work to submit documentation relevant to: (1) the applicant’s managerial experience involving his or her subordinates’ work products and performance, (2) control of budgets, projects, operations, or similar important objectives, and (3) responsibility for making significant contributions to creating or managing a process, project, operation, or function. Acceptance into the M.B.A. program on the basis of work experience may also require a personal interview with the M.B.A. Admissions Committee or a designated member thereof and may involve administration of tests as deemed appropriate.
St. John Fisher College undergraduate students enrolled in a major within the School of Business who have accumulated at least 90 credit hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (including any transfer coursework) are eligible for an accelerated application process for the MBA program. Accelerated graduate applications are available in the Office of Graduate Admissions. The accelerated application is free of charge and less comprehensive than the traditional application process. Eligible students are not required submit a resume, personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcript or GMAT score, as long as the cumulative GPA is a 3.0 or higher. Admission to the MBA is not guaranteed and acceptance is contingent upon a student’s ability to maintain a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0, along with successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.
Upon meeting all admission requirements, students may be eligible for exemption(s) from foundation courses based on prior academic preparation at a regionally accredited institution. Exemptions will be based on transcript analysis which will be performed for each applicant only at the time of the admission decision and require a minimum grade of B or higher in equivalent coursework to be considered. As part of this process, applicants may be asked to provide additional supporting documentation to help with specific course evaluation.
The Bittner M.B.A. program may accept up to nine hours of appropriate graduate-level credit from other institutions. This decision is at the discretion of the dean of the Bittner School of Business and/or the M.B.A. Admissions Committee. For transfer credit to apply, a minimum grade of “B” is required for each course.
Bittner applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) unless they have already received an advanced degree, perform at or above the national average on the ETS Major Field Test in Business, or have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher from a regionally accredited business school. The GMAT is a general aptitude test and must be taken prior to applying for admission. Test centers throughout the world administer the GMAT January through December. Preparatory booklets are available in most bookstores to help the student become acquainted with the nature of the test. The Bittner School does not specify a GMAT score for matriculation; results of this test are evaluated as part of the applicant’s overall portfolio.
Information and application forms are available from the Office of Graduate Admissions or from:
Educational Testing Service, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541
For more information, please refer to the GMAT website: www.mba.com.
To ensure that the results of the GMAT are sent to St. John Fisher College, use code number MBA: WTD-FB-25.
For more information regarding application and admission to the M.B.A. program, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, at (585) 385-8161 or by e-mail at email@example.com and visit us at: www.sjfc.edu/academics/bittner/departments/mba.