Graduate Admission

Graduate Business Programs Admission

The Graham School of Management (GSM) accepts graduate applications on a rolling basis for its graduate business programs. If you would like to be considered for admission, the application process must be started by submitting an online Graduate Student application, on which you will select the specific program you are applying for as well as your preferred start term. After submitting your application, a representative will provide you with information on what is needed, where and how to submit supplemental documents and answer questions.

Degree Options

Master of Business Administration

GSM offers six MBA concentrations that are available in online or in-class (hybrid) formats, which are taught in an eight-week terms. These concentrations include:

  • Accounting Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Financial Fraud Examination and Management
  • Forensic and Investigative Accounting
  • Healthcare Management
  • Management

Dual Degree Options

GSM offers two Dual Master's Degree programs that allow students to study applied computer science or nursing in addition to the MBA core courses.

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Apply online or request an information packet by mail.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed Graduate Student application (no application fee).
  2. Personal statement. In approximately 200 words (1) explain your reasons for choosing Saint Xavier University to pursue a Graduate Degree in the Graham School of Management and (2) describe any personal accomplishment that qualifies you as a candidate for admission.
  3. Resume.
  4. Official transcript(s) from any/all institutions from which a bachelor's or master's degree(s) was/were received, and from any/all institution(s) at which graduate level coursework was completed. For such institutions located outside of the U.S., an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators), WES (World Education Services), or Educational Perspectives is required instead of the actual transcript(s).
  5. Two completed recommendation forms.* Recommendation forms must be completed by individuals (supervisors, professors, coworkers, etc.) who can attest to your academic competence, professional skills and character.

*Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale will be considered priority candidates and are not required to submit letters of recommendation.

Note: Applicants may be asked to complete an interview with faculty and/or provide an additional writing sample at any time during the application process.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  1. Official, course-by-course transcript evaluation of undergraduate and graduate coursework from colleges/universities attended outside the U.S. The actual transcripts are not required; rather, only the official, course-by-course transcript evaluation is required; and it must be from one of the following three organizations:

  2. Official results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Applicants who elect TOEFL must present official TOEFL results showing a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based exam, or 550 on the paper-based exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam. Saint Xavier's institution code is 1708. Applicants who elect IELTS must present official IELTS results showing a minimum Overall Band Score of 6.5.

  3. Official results of the GRE or GMAT. Preferred combined GRE score of 300, with a minimum score of 150 on the Verbal section and 4.0 on the Writing section. Preferred combined GMAT score of 950 - (Cumulative GPA from degree granting institution multiplied by 200).

  4. Notarized Affidavit of Support (PDF) form completed by sponsor(s) to demonstrate an international applicant's ability to afford tuition and living expenses while pursuing his/her degree.
    • Valid no later than six months upon receipt.
    • Applicants can use more than one sponsor, but each sponsor must complete separate Affidavit of Support.
  5. Notarized bank letter showing the student has financial sponsorship in the amount of $29,000. The amount listed on the bank letter must match what is listed on the Affidavit of Support form from each sponsor. The bank letter must be written in English by the sponsor's bank or must be translated into English. The bank letter must be signed and stamped by a bank official.
  6. A photocopy or facsimile of the identification page and expiration page of the student's passport and the student's current F-1 visa (if applicable), the I-20 form from the student's current institution, and the I-94 form documenting the student's original entry into the country. Copy of I-151 or I-551 for U.S. Permanent Residents.

  7. Minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Please Note:

Depending on when your application and required supplemental documents are received, you can be considered for admission into the "next available" start term, be it Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II or Summer.

We cannot accept PDF of transcripts from students. Electronic transcripts are considered official when we receive notification by the college/university and are able to download them from a secure site.

More Information

For more information about the application and admission processes, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or leave a message at 773-298-3053.  If you would like to schedule a Zoom virtual meeting with a graduate admission counselor, please send a request to