International Education Requirements

Applicants must have obtained a four-year U.S. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, or its equivalent. A list of acceptable degrees from international institutions is provided below.

Official academic records listing all courses and grades and including a graduation certificate in the native language must be submitted with a complete English translation certified by an official translator. All records must be certified by the issuing institution or appropriate government official.

COUNTRYREQUIREMENTS
AUSTRALIA
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree or the EHEA three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
BANGLADESH
  • A three (3) year degree (B.Com, B.A. or B.Sc) will be accepted when accompanied by a WES evaluation certifying that the degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor's degree.
  • Alternatively, applicants must also complete the Charter Accountancy Designation OR at least one year of a Master of Commerce degree program to compliment the three-year degree.
CANADA
  • Three-year Bachelor’s degree from Quebec; four-year Bachelor’s degree from all other provinces.
EUROPE
  • The EHEA three-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
INDIA
  • A three (3) year degree (B.Com, B.A. or B.Sc) will be accepted when accompanied by a WES evaluation certifying that the degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor's degree.
  • Alternatively, applicants must also complete the Charter Accountancy Designation OR at least one year of a Master of Commerce degree program to compliment the three-year degree.
INDONESIA
  • Sarjana or Sarjana Legkap, awarded after five years of university study.
JAPAN
  • Gakushi-go, awarded after four years of university study.
LATIN AMERICA
  • Completion of all courses and thesis or professional exams required for the degree of Licenciado.
NEW ZEALAND
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree or the EHEA three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
PAKISTAN
  • A three (3) year degree (B.Com, B.A. or B.Sc) will be accepted when accompanied by a WES evaluation certifying that the degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor's degree.
  • Alternatively, applicants must also complete the Charter Accountancy Designation OR at least one year of a Master of Commerce degree program to compliment the three-year degree.
PEOPLES’ REPUBLIC OF CHINA
  • A Bachelor’s degree representing four years of university study.
POST-SOVIET STATES
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or the three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
RUSSIA
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or the three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
SCANDINAVIA
  • A university diploma awarded after four or more years of study, or the three-year EHEA Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
SOUTH AFRICA
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree or the EHEA three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
SOUTH KOREA
  • Bachelor’s degree awarded after four years of university or college study.
SRI LANKA
  • A three (3) year degree (B.Com, B.A. or B.Sc) will be accepted when accompanied by a WES evaluation certifying that the degree is equivalent to a four-year U.S. Bachelor's degree.
  • Alternatively, applicants must also complete the Charter Accountancy Designation OR at least one year of a Master of Commerce degree program to compliment the three-year degree.
SWITZERLAND
  • License, Diplôme or Diplom, representing four to five years of university study.
UKRAINE
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree or the three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.
UNITED KINGDOM
  • Honours Bachelor’s degree or the EHEA three-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits.

How can we help you?

If you have additional questions about international education requirements, please email mba@vanderbilt.edu.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
An applicant is not eligible for admission if (s)he has already earned an MBA from another institution.