International Students

Please do not submit any materials or application items before submitting your on-line application.

In addition to our standard MBA program application requirements, students who hold undergraduate degrees from outside the United States must submit the following:

  • English Proficiency Score (TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson)
    • Minimum score: 88=TOEFL a 93 to be competitive for admissions.  Minimum score for IELTS is 6.5 but a 7.0 to be competitive for admissions.
  • Official transcript evaluation
    • Official transcripts and proof of degree conferral
    • The School of Business reserves the right to review official transcripts and require additional pre-requisite courses of applicants. International students with accounting degrees that lack a course in U.S. tax will be required to take ACCT 351 prior to matriculation.

Critical Information for International Applicants

Immigration & Naturalization (INS) rules have been tightened in regard to the use of a student's name and birth date. Please note the following regarding use of name on documents:

  • The first name, middle name (if any), and last name (surname) must match the name that appears on the student's passport and I-20 document.
  • Educational documents submitted for an admission decision must also bear the same name as it appears on the application and passport.
  • The INS will not honor student visa (F-1 or J-1) requests when the student's name and/or birthday varies from what appears on the I-20.

Frequently Asked Questions for International Students

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 10 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 25 percent of business schools accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.




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