Admission Requirements

Dean: Emmeline de Pillis
Associate Dean: Keeok Park

Graduate Programs in Business

Graduate business programs at La Verne are designed for individuals with proven academic backgrounds and work experience along with a high probability of success in graduate study and in subsequent teaching, research, or professional careers. All applications are reviewed carefully, based on the following criteria:

  1. Completed Admission Application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
    1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited US college or university, or its international equivalent with a preferred GPA of 3.0.  Applicants with lower GPA’s may be required to submit Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  3. A current résumé
  4. Statement of purpose
  5. Letters of recommendation may be required if a definitive decision cannot be made on the basis of the application materials listed above.

Students without a degree from an English-speaking institution, where English is the primary language of instruction and of the geographic area, must establish minimal proficiency in English by accomplishing one of the following: a TOEFL of 79 (iBT), 213 CBT, or 550 PBT or above, Duolingo 110 or above, a GRE verbal score of 146, satisfactory completion of La Verne’s English proficiency test, or satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses at La Verne as indicated by a placement examination.

Master's programs in the College of Business accept applications from international students with a three-year bachelor's degree. Having high GPA's, high GMAT/GRE scores if any, significant work experience, or strong letters of recommendation may strengthen their application. International applicants with a three-year bachelor's degree may be required to take prerequisite/foundation courses.

All students are expected to be proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, electronic communications, and information retrieval on the Internet.

At the graduate level, the College offers the Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Management and Leadership, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management), Master of Science in Data Analytics, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Leadership and Management (with concentrations in Human Resource Management, Non-profit Management, and Organizational Development), and a Doctor of Business Administration. Graduate academic certificates are available in the areas of concentration.