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.

All credentials will be reviewed by the University Registrar’s Office. For International students with degrees from non-U.S. institutions, you may find a list of the types of documentation that will be required for prior degree verification here.

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.
  • Equivalent of a US bachelor degree, (4 years of university study)
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.