TOEFL, IELTS, and 3 Year Degrees
Yes. International applicants who have earned three-year bachelor's degrees are required to submit a "foreign credential evaluation" along with their supplemental application requirement. Such evaluation must be performed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), for example, the World Education Services (WES) (www.wes.org). Either a document-to-document or a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation meets this requirement. UNC Charlotte will consider such agency's assessment as to whether the academic credential earned is, or is not, equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree as well as its recalculation of grades. A listing of other NACES members is available at https://www.naces.org/members.
International applicants who have earned a (three-year) bachelor's degree (such as a BBA or BCA from India) as well as at least one year of a master's degree and/or a post-graduate diploma, or those who have earned a standard (four-year) bachelor's degree (such as BEng) are not required to submit a credential evaluation performed by a foreign credential evaluation service as part of their application for admission.
The average credentials for students who were admitted to the School of Data Science DSBA program for Spring 2020 are listed below. Please be aware that these numbers represent averages and that the MBA program reviews each application individually and holistically. A candidate's credentials are NOT required to match this profile exactly to be competitive for admission.
Average GMAT: 603
Average Combined GRE (Q & V): 312
Average GPA: 3.3
Average Professional Experience: 5 years
Rolling admission means that the DSBA program evaluates applications as they are received versus waiting to evaluate all applications after a hard deadline. Applications will be accepted and reviewed as long as space remains in the program. However, candidates should plan to allow a minimum of 30 days for their application to clear the review process.
Rolling admissions begin after the priority deadline has passed.
If you recieve a GMAT or GRE score that falls considerably below the program's average, you will either be asked to retake the exam or your application will be denied.
Admission to the program is competitive. Most accepted students score in the upper-500's or higher on the GMAT and in the 50th percentile (or higher) in both the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE (for a combined average of around 313).