MSSM Admission Requirements – College of Business and Economics (CBE)  

MSSM Admission Requirements

Applicants are evaluated based on a combination of metrics, which have been established to gauge applicants’ potential to succeed in this program of study.  The MSSM offers a balanced blend of advanced quantitative and qualitative subjects; hence, the admissions criteria reflect these varied dimensions of the applicants’ profile.  The MSSM program’s admission committee performs a holistic assessment of each candidate’s profile, which does not reduce the admission decision to a test score or grade point average. The following criteria and requirements are used in evaluating applicants:

Graduate School Admissions Exams: The MSSM program carefully reviews applicants’ academic records and performance in the GRE/ GMAT and iBT/IELTS.

  • The program requires a minimum of 60th percentile on the GRE or GMAT (only quantitative part); a higher score does not guarantee admission.
  • The program follows the university-wide guideline of minimum scores of 79 TOEFL iBT and 6.5 IELTS

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit a completed AUA Application for Admission to Graduate Study and all required program supplements as outlined in the application instructions.

Academic Background:  Applicants to the MSSM program should hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution of higher education with evidence of strong academic performance.  While there are no specific pre-requisite courses for the program, students who do not have a quantitative background are encouraged to take courses such as statistics, calculus, accounting or finance.

Personal Attributes: The MSSM program seeks mature applicants who have a clear vision of their career and their personal and professional development plans.

Work Experience: No prior work experience is required.


To learn more about the MS in Strategic Management program, contact:

Phone      + 374 60 61 26 20

Fax:      + 374 60 61 25 12



For additional information, contact:

AUA Office of Admissions

Phone:      + 374 60 69 40 40