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International Admission for MBA

Conditional MBA Admission for International Applicants

Applicants may be considered for Conditional Admission to the Barney School of Business MBA program at the University of Hartford with the requirement they attend the University’s English Language Institute under the following conditions:

TOEFL/IELTS Score
Minimum overall TOEFL score of 65. Conditionally admitted students may retake the ibt TOEFL after completion of the first academic term in the English Language Institute to achieve the minimum for full admission of 80 overall and 18 minimum in each category.  The minimum score for paper-based TOEFL is 520.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0.  Conditionally admitted students may retake the IELTS after completion of first academic term in the English Language Institute to achieve the minimum for full admission of 6.5 overall and 6.0 minimum in each category.

GMAT/GRE Score
Applicants accepted for conditional admission are required to satisfy the AACSB Score comprised of achieving a minimum GMAT score of 480 or higher score based on their AACSB calculation. Students may be accepted for conditional admission without the GMAT/GRE, or with a GMAT/GRE score that is lower than the minimum required to satisfy the AACSB score. However, conditionally admitted students are required, prior to full admission, to take or retake the GMAT/GRE and meet the minimum score required for the GMAT and AACSB Score.

AACSB Score
In order to gain full admission to the Barney School of Business MBA program at the University of Hartford, applicants must achieve a minimum AACSB score of 1,000 based on a calculation of the applicant’s undergraduate GPA and the score on the GMAT/GRE.

In addition to the requirements above, applicants seeking conditional admission must also submit the following:

  • A completed online application form
  • Application fee: Waived
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary institutions - must have non-US academic degrees evaluated on a COURSE - BY - COURSE basis by World Education Services
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of Intent or Statement of Purpose
  • Current resume
  • Guarantor's Statement (pdf) with supporting financial documents from a financial institution with current U.S. dollars exchange rates
  • The official score report of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the official score of the GRE 
  • The official score report of either TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exam
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