Ready to take your business career to the next level? Students interested in the online MBA from Pace have six opportunities each year to apply: two in the fall, two in spring, and two in summer. No GMAT/GRE for qualified candidates.

Next Start Date

January 22, 2024

Application Deadline

January 8, 2024

A late start date is available per term in the spring, summer*, and fall. The late spring start date is March 18, 2024 and the application deadline is March 4, 2024.

We review applications on a rolling basis, so you are welcome to apply any time before the posted deadline. You can expect to receive a decision within 5 to 8 business days following receipt of your application and supporting documents.

*Course start and end dates as well as withdrawal deadlines vary for the summer term based on which courses you plan to register for. Please contact an academic advisor for exact dates that are specific to your academic plan.

Admission Requirements

The online Master of Business Administration is a competitive program from the #1 private university in upward mobility. Students who succeed in our program are dedicated and self-motivated.

While we require a completed undergraduate degree to apply to our program, we do not require any prerequisites. We believe that professionals find their niche in the business world in very different ways, so an undergraduate degree in any field is acceptable to apply.

No application fee is required. We want professionals applying to our program to focus solely on putting their best foot forward in their application and submission packet. Because of this, we don’t require an application fee to submit.

These general standards apply to all students—domestic and international. There are some additional requirements that apply to international applicants.

If you have any questions about the application process or your materials, an admission advisor will be happy to help you. You can email or call (866) 864-2577.

Application Checklist

Review the following requirements to ensure you submit a complete application:


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Showcase your current and previous professional and academic experience, and list any relevant certifications, achievements and/or awards you’ve earned.

Personal Statement

Tell us who you are and why you’re interested in the Pace online MBA program. What are your aspirations for the future? How will Pace help you get where you want to go? We want to get to know you and your educational and professional history and goals.

Official GMAT/GRE Scores

A GMAT or GRE score is NOT required for admission for candidates who:

  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, and hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Are Lubin School of Business applicants who already hold a business-related master’s or doctoral degree and have requested a waiver

Other individuals may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Official transcripts for all college-level coursework

Include transcripts from every post-secondary institution where you have completed coursework.

Sending transcripts:
Whenever possible, Pace prefers to receive transcripts electronically. Pace University participates in several electronic transcripts networks: Credentials, Parchment Exchange, National Student ClearingHouse, and eSCRIP-SAFE. Confirm with the prior institution to determine if they participate in any of these networks.

Official transcripts should be sent directly from the institution to or mailed to:

Pace University
Graduate Admission Office
Graduate Application Processing Center
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038

Two (2) letters of recommendation

The letters must come from post-secondary sources who can talk about your performance in a classroom setting or professional references from managers who can speak to the ability and potential of the candidate to pursue graduate business study. This could include business professionals, professors, instructors, or academic advisors.

International students must also submit:

To satisfy the Proof of English Requirement, we will accept TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE, or Duolingo academic scores.

  • This requirement is waived for citizens of select countries. Contact an admission advisor at (866) 864-2577 or to learn more.

Ready to Submit?

You may submit your application anytime before the deadline. A completed submission includes not only the application itself, but also the supplemental materials. Students are encouraged to submit both as soon as possible to process the application more quickly.
Once a completed application has been submitted, applicants typically receive an admission decision within 5 to 8 business days via email.

Get Started


To learn more about online Master of Business Administration, fill out the fields in this form to download a free brochure. If you have any questions at any time, please contact an admission advisor at (866) 864-2577.

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