Program Standards and Policies


  • Candidates should have a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. Other factors, such as years of professional experience, grade point average in the major field, and academic development beyond the baccalaureate degree may also be taken into account in the admission decision.
  • If prior or current academic achievement is sufficiently lacking, a GMAT report showing a score of 450 or higher may be required. However, various factors may be considered as eligibility for waiver of GMAT scores such as progressive professional experience, or a conditional acceptance based on the successful completion of a number of graduate courses with a grade of B or better.
  • If English is not the first language of the applicant, a TOEFL score or written essay may be required.
  • If your existing degree is not from an accredited undergraduate institution in the U.S., a credential evaluation and verification will be required from an independent firm such as WES.
Course Waivers
  • Candidates who have completed undergraduate courses that fulfill the requirements of some of the Basic Core courses, and who received a grade of B or better in those courses, will be considered for a waiver of up to 21 credits. 
  • Courses eligible for waiver consideration must have been taken at an accredited degree or certification granting institution. 
  • The determination of course equivalencies for waiver purposes will be made by the program director and faculty on the basis of transcript evaluation. 

Transfer Credits
A maximum of twelve credits from graduate programs of other accredited institutions may be considered for transfer, at the discretion of the MBA program director.

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 27 graduate credits at Dominican College to be able to graduate from the program.

Students in Good Standing
Upon acceptance into the MBA program, students must meet the following standards to remain in good standing, and to graduate from the program:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 with no individual course grade below C.
  • Adherence to all of the College’s published policies and procedures.
  • Completion of the degree within 8 years of matriculation into the program.