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Concordia graduate admission representatives are here to help make the application process fast and convenient. Feel free to contact the MBA Admission Counselor:

Beth Lewis
Phone: 708-263-6758 

Admission Deadlines

All documents relating to admission should be submitted to Concordia University’s Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services prior to the deadline for your anticipated term of enrollment.

  • All admission materials must be submitted in addition to an online application.
  • No application fee. No GMAT required.

Getting Started: Your Application and Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to an MBA program, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and submit the following documents:

  • Application for admission: Apply online.
  • Objective Statement: Provide information on your future educational goals and/or objectives and their relationship to pursuing graduate work at Concordia University Chicago. 
  • Transcripts: Provide one official, sealed transcript from each institution through which a degree was earned. 
  • International Transcripts: Any foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia-approved international credentialing service, such as WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) or AACRAO. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from individuals able to comment on the applicant's academic proficiency, personal character and competence and effectiveness in professional work. 
  • Professional résumé 

GPA Requirements

Applicant's must show evidence of ability to achieve success in a graduate program through the following:

  • Full Admission: To be considered for Full Admission, candidates will present a cumulative grade point average above 2.85 or will have earned a master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher. 
  • Provisional Admission (available only to US residents and citizens): To be considered for Provisional Admission candidates will present credentials that generally satisfy full admission requirements, but need to satisfy additional admission requirements such as special program prerequisites. All admission requirements must be satisfied by the end of the candidate’s first semester of enrollment to continue in the program. 
  • Probationary Admission: To be considered for Probationary Admission, one or more of the following special conditions may exist: 1) a cumulative GPA between 2.25 and 2.84 (on a 4.0 scale); 2) holding a master’s degree with a cumulative GPA below 3.0; and/or 3) credentials/documents that raise cause for reservation for admission. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a 3.0 GPA in graduate course work within their first semester of enrollment to continue in the program. 

Pending Status

Students do not need to be admitted to their degree program in order to register for their initial semester. Students are placed on Pending/Student-at-Large guest status until all required documentation has been received and may attend classes for one semester. The Pending/Student-at-Large status does not apply to international students, and does not provide financial aid eligibility.

International Students

In addition to the above requirements, international students must meet the following:

  •  English Language Proficiency

    A score of at least 72 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) must be obtained. A Michigan test score of at least 85 or a minimum of 61 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE) may also be accepted. Alternatively, a prospective student may submit proof of successful completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language School (ELS) or certificate of Completion of Program from an English Language Institute (ELI), along with a recommendation of the program director. [International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the lingua franca is English) need not submit English language scores.]  

  • Foreign Transcript Evaluation

    Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Concordia approved international credentialing service.  Concordia accepts summary evaluations from WES (World Education Services), ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) or AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers). Students who want transfer credit towards a Concordia degree must request a course-by-course version of the foreign transcript evaluation.

International students must qualify for regular admission to a degree program to enroll in coursework. All documents should be submitted at least six to eight weeks prior to the student’s expected date of entry. I-20 forms will be issued after University acceptance is granted. The program length may vary for each student.

All documents and correspondence relating to admission should be sent to:

Concordia University Chicago
Office of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Addison Hall, Office 158
7400 Augusta St.
River Forest, IL 60305

Fax: (708) 209-3454

7400 Augusta St., River Forest, IL 60305
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