Providence College School of Business (PCSB) Graduate Programs seek students who are ready for the academic rigor of graduate study, willing and able to meaningfully contribute to their courses, and prepared to experience working in industries that would encourage an interactive and vibrant learning community.

Professionals or undergraduate students who are interested in the part-time or full-time PCSB Graduate Programs are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoid potential seat capacity or timing restrictions. Admission to the PCSB Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the PCSB Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) occurs on a rolling basis. An admission review does not take place until the application is complete. Space can close prior to deadlines and late applications are only accepted on a space-available basis. Please allow four to six weeks for an admission decision.

Certificate Programs

Term Admission Deadline
Fall August 1

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

Term Admission Deadlines
Fall February 1 – early action
  June 1

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Term Admission Deadlines
Spring November 1
Summer March 15
Fall July 1


Term Admission Deadlines
Spring November 1
Summer March 15
Fall May 1

4 + 1 MBA Applicants

PC juniors or seniors who are interested in the 4 + 1 program are encouraged to follow the posted application deadlines. Priority for admission into the Program will be given to complete applications submitted prior to the dates below. Applications are complete when an application form, personal statement, resume, application fee, final transcripts, (2) recommendation forms, and GMAT scores are received. Completed applications received after the deadlines are subject to the rolling admission guidelines and will be reviewed within four to six weeks of the last 4 + 1 decision deadline.


Please note: students should apply for summer entry to obtain credit for their internship.

Term Admission Deadlines Decision Deadlines
Summer/Fall March 1 April 1


Please note: students should apply for summer entry to obtain credit for their internship.

Term Admission Deadlines Decision Deadlines
Summer/Fall October 1 November 1
February 1 March 1

MBA Accounting Cohort Applicants

The one-year MBA Accounting Cohort Program is designed for students with a background in accounting to complete an MBA degree in 13-14 months full-time; summer to summer. The program is designed to prepare students for the CPA and is focused on providing skills for accounting majors to be successful in future positions in management. Students in this program will take courses, together, in a cohort model. MBA courses will be designed to address the specific skills needed for accountants to be successful in the business community.

MBA Cohort Experience:  Students in this program will complete 12 graduate business courses; 8 core courses and 4 elective courses in 13-14 months as part of a cohorted group of students. The curriculum is designed to be taken as a group, where core classes are designed to encourage team-based learning. Students in this program take all of their core courses, and most of their electives together. The program begins with a summer internship, designed to help students use their work experience for class discussion with an internship experience, and then interweaves both core business courses and accounting electives throughout the program. Students will also engage in an interactive business project or case competition as part of the program.

This program is only available to full-time students who are currently an accounting major or have completed a business degree in accounting. All applications must be complete at the time of deadline. The MBA Accounting Cohort Program admits students only one-time per year. Please check your application status online. The MBA program office will review all applications after the deadlines listed. Please note that there are limited spaces available and we will only accept applications for the other MBA programs (4 + 1, FT, and PT) when spaces are filled. Students who are not admitted to the accounting cohort program may reapply to one of the other programs. Please note that accounting electives are for students in the accounting cohort or part-time accounting programs only.


Please note: students should apply for summer entry to obtain credit for their internship.

Term Student Type Admission Deadlines Decision Deadlines
Summer All ACC Cohort Applicants October 1 November 1
PC ACC Cohort Junior Applicants March 1 April 1

International Graduate Students (MBA Program only)

Students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Test scores must be no more than two years old, and a minimum score of 577 (PBT) or 100 (iBT with a minimum of 20 in each sub-score) is needed for consideration. International applicants must have all of their documentation, including official transcripts and grades, translated into English according to U.S. standards. If your previous academic or undergraduate institution was not in the U.S., then you must submit a course-by-course academic International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) evaluation by the World Education Service (WES). For more information and documents for international students, please refer to the application process and the International Graduate Admission website. 


Please note: International students may not begin the MBA Program in the Summer term. There is no visa sponsorship for the MS in Business Analytics Program.

Term Admission Deadlines


September 1
April 1