New York City MBA Programs That Don’t Require Work Experience

It’s true that most traditional full-time MBA programs look for candidates who have demonstrated leadership and success in professional positions. But, just as many MBA programs don’t require the GRE or GMAT examsmany business schools are willing to consider applicants with limited or no prior professional experience. We’ve compiled a list of these schools in your metro below. Click on a program profile below to see if you meet the eligibility requirements for that program.

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Columbia Business School

Work experience is not necessary in order to apply, but students generally have an average of 5 years, and 99% of applicants have at least one year.

Lehigh University College of Business and Economics

The Lehigh MBA program traditionally requires applicants to have at least 2 years of work experience prior to entry to the MBA, however candidates are allowed to begin as non-degree students while they build up their experience.  Credits earned as a non-degree student would count towards the MBA Program.

Stern School of Business – New York University

Applicants do not need previous work experience in order to apply.

Stillman School of Business – Seton Hall University

No work experience required or minimum suggested.

Tobin College of Business – St. John’s University

No work experience is needed to be considered for admission.

Zarb School of Business – Hofstra University

While Zarb does consider a candidate’s “increasing professional level of responsibility,” there is no minimum of work experience required.