General Admissions

Students applying for the summer, fall, or spring semester can find the application on the graduate admissions page or by clicking here. All applicants to the MBA program are required to submit official transcripts; these can be provided in person in a sealed envelope or mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from your prior institution. If you are a graduate of William Paterson, you are not required to provide an official transcript.

Once you have provided your transcripts, résumé, and completed the online application, a comprehensive review will take place and you can expect a response in a timely manner.

    MBA Application Requirements
  • Graduate Application and Application Fee Apply Here
  • Official undergraduate, graduate and post graduate transcripts
  • Official GMAT or GRE Scores (Waiver of GMAT or GRE is evaluated on a case-by-case basis).
  • Updated professional résumé.
  • Evaluated transcript by World Evaluation Services or any vendor.
  • TOELF, ELS or IELTS English Proficiency Scores (For international applicants).

This excludes applicants who attained their degree in one of the approved countries, click here to see listing. (Please submit these requirements to the Office of Graduate Admissions)

MBA Credit Waiver Process

In addition to your application, you will receive a comprehensive review of your prior study in relevant business courses which may apply towards your MBA degree. A total of up to 18 credits can be awarded. The best case scenario is a waiver of 18 credits requiring only 10 classes or 30 credits to complete your MBA degree. For more information, contact Michael Yakubov, director of the MBA program, 973-720-2678 or

MBA Credit Transfer Process

If you are currently attending another MBA or graduate-level program you may apply to transfer to the William Paterson MBA program. Upon admission to the program, a review of your prior academic record will commence. A total of up to 6 credits or two graduate level courses can be carried to our program. If you attained a waiver of up to 18 credits, you can also recover credit for two transfer courses for a total of 24 credits. This will require you to complete only 24 credits or eight MBA courses to graduate.