International Applications

International applicants
All international applicants (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents) must follow the application procedures described in Application Details.There are two additional requirements that may apply to international applicants.

TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Our iMBA program requires students to engage in group discussions, class participation, and oral presentations. In order to be successful in this program, students must possess a high proficiency in written and oral English.

All applicants must request the testing center to send a current official score report to Syracuse University. Applicants may also upload a copy of their unofficial score to their online application.

When ordering your test scores please select the Whitman iMBA or use the following codes: TOEFL (institution code: 2823, department code: 02) and for PTE Academic (5LD-BQ-10).

Information regarding test dates, test centers, and fees may be obtained by visiting: or or

Student Visa
The iMBA program requires three residency weeks per year of enrollment. It is possible that international iMBA students will need a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) to apply for a (F-1) Student Visa in order to attend residencies. Although a visa may not be necessary, individuals from Canada, Mexico, and adjacent islands are also subject to this requirement and may need the Form I-20 to enter the U.S. Please note that immigration law prohibits individuals with B-2 Tourist Visas from studying in an academic program. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the The Slutzker Center for International Services.