Fast-Track Professional MBA Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Fast-Track Professional MBA-NYC application deadline?

Applications for the program are reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to early applicants.  

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2. Will there be information sessions?

Please contact Dina Skeffrey, Administrative Director of the Professional MBA Program, at or 607-777-6644 or 516-418-6921 for information regarding sessions that are scheduled throughout the year.

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3. What is the tuition cost?

The Professional MBA program in New York City is remarkably affordable. The tuition cost for the Class of 2015 is $33,940 and is payable in installments of $10,980 per semester and a $1,000 orientation fee.

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4. What are the requirements for admission to the Binghamton University Professional MBA program in New York City?

Individuals must have received a bachelor's degree in the past seven years. The bachelor's degree must be in business or a business-related field from an AACSB-accredited business school. Participants must be highly motivated and have the ability to contribute to the learning of cohorts.

Application requirements include completion of the online Graduate School Application, a copy of the applicant's undergraduate transcript(s), two letters of recommendation, a resume, a personal statement, and scores from either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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5. Am I required to take the GMAT Exam?

Either the GMAT or the GRE is mandatory for admission into the Professional MBA program in New York City, although the GMAT is preferred. However, waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis for individuals who have either been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma or have completed another graduate degree.

Official GMAT scores must be requested from the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) and GRE scores must be requested from Educational Testing Services (ETS). Upon request, these scores will be sent directly to Binghamton University.

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6. What role does the standardized test play in the admissions process?

The GMAT and/or GRE test score plays an important part in the admission process. It is only one component of the application; however, a good test score will certainly improve your chance for admission. Other factors, such as academic record, work experience, and letters of recommendation, also play a critical role in the admissions process.  

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7. Do I need to take the TOEFL?

TOEFL is not required if you have received a collegiate degree from a U.S. institution or if you have received a degree from an institution in a country whose native language is English.

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8. How many hours a week should I expect to spend on schoolwork?

Participants, on average, spend approximately 15 - 20 hours per week on "outside of classroom" program coursework. This number fluctuates throughout the duration of the program. Some of this time may be spent in team meetings, readings, and presentation preparation.

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9. When and where are the classes held?

Classes are scheduled on Saturdays in midtown Manhattan at the State University of New York College of Optometry (33 W. 42 St.) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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10. Will I need a laptop computer?

Students will need to bring a laptop equipped with the latest Microsoft Office software to a significant portion of the class sessions.

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11. How can I get more information on the PMBA program?

Please contact:
Dina Skeffrey
Administrative Director
607-777-6644 or 516-418-6921

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Last Updated: 2/6/15