The Full-Time MBA program is proud to be a diverse program with students representing countries from all over the world. The incoming Class of 2012 is made up of 35% international students.
International students must submit either a TOEFL or IELTS exam score for consideration for admission. The MBA program requires a minimum TOEFL score of 250 (computer-based), 600 (paper-based) or 100 (TOEFL-iBT). In place of the TOEFL, the IELTS may be submitted for admission consideration. The MBA program requires a minimum score of 7.0 on the IELTS.
Submitted scores must be current and within two years of the date of the exam.
International students who hold an undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
The admissions committee will consider requests to waive the TOEFL/IELTS score. Applicants seeking this waiver should apply for admission only after the waiver is granted by the Admissions Committee. Otherwise, an application submitted without a TOEFL or IELTS score will be considered incomplete and will remain inactive until the score is submitted or a waiver is granted.
Typically, the Admissions Committee will respond to your waiver request within two weeks. However, during times of high application volume, the response may take up to four weeks.
To request a TOEFL/IELTS waiver, send a one-page document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A request for a TOEFL waiver includes the following:
- Overview of the number of years of education with English instruction
- Overview of the number of years of professional experience with English as the primary language of communication
- GMAT score (total score along with score/percentile for both verbal and AWA sections)
- Amount of time spent living and working in the United States, or another environment where English was the official/primary language
- Any additional information to support your demonstrated English proficiency
Significant scholarship funding is available to support the Full-Time MBA program. International scholarship recipients receive resident tuition status as part of their award. This is a savings of over $16,000 for the total cost of the program.
Degree requirements for international students
Candidates who hold an accredited baccalaureate degree (of at least three years) from a college, institution or university of recognized standing, or its equivalent, will receive consideration for admission.
Additionally, for Indian students, the Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants final examination is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as the equivalent of an Indian master’s degree for higher studies, if a bachelor’s degree is obtained first. Applicants must complete all requirements and obtain an associate membership through the Institute of Chartered Accounts.
International students face a number of issues that require specific information and assistance. While the MBA Program office does all that it can to assist international students, we also rely heavily on the expertise of the International Student Services (ISS) office.
The ISS web site provides a significant amount of information to aid international students through the admissions and immigration process.
All international students are recommended to visit their web site at http://international.tamu.edu/iss.