Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA)

Program Requirements


Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the GCBA Program, applicants must possess:

  • At least one year of suitable professional work experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • No less than a 2.5 GPA in the last 60 semester/90 quarter academic units attempted, independent of when the bachelor’s degree was granted. The entire academic term in which the 60-90 units began will be used in this calculation. Postgraduate course work is included in the calculation only if it consists of standard academic offerings at the upper-division level (third year/junior level or above). Nonstandard credit offerings (professional training, CEU courses, non-degree or other professional credit) are not included in the calculation. Participants with less than a 2.5 GPA will not be considered for the program.
  • In addition, international students must possess the required English language skills (see below).

Required English Language Skills for International Students

Those who do not meet the TOEFL score minimum requirements do not qualify for direct admission to the GCBA program. However, those with a TOEFL score below 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), 79 (IBT) or IELTS score below 6.5 are eligible to enroll for this program via the special pathway for international applicants. This program includes intensive English language and preparation for study at an American university.

All GCBA cohorts will begin their course of study in the fall term of the academic year. Students who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS minimum requirements for the regular GCBA program can start the international GCBA program with intensive English preparation prior to the start of the regular fall GCBA cohort. Those who maintain a 3.0 (B) grade point average during their intensive English study, with no individual course grades below a B- (2.7), will be eligible to continue in the program.

The term in which students will start their course of intensive English study is dependent upon their TOEFL score.

Learn more about the Tseng College Intensive English Program (IEP)

toefl requirements: computer test (cbt) paper test (pbt) internet test (ibt)
Applicants may be admitted to
The regular GCBA program with these TOEFL scores.
213 550 79
Applicants may be admitted to
The regular GCBA program with this IELTS score.
6.5
Applicants may be admitted to
The regular GCBA program with this PTE score.
58

Program Policies

Please carefully review the full list of Program Policies, including Academic Honesty and Integrity Requirement, Time Limitations for Earning Degrees and Certificates, Temporary Disruption of Attendance, Withdrawal Policy and Refund Policy.