Graduate Admissions

If you are fresh out of college and your friends are still thinking about different career options like further studies or a job or if you are a working professional looking forward to climb up the ladder or if you are business enthusiast to start a business or if you are an innovator thinking about changing the world, getting into a Hayward University MBA program adds to your persona. Hayward University increase in perceived value is not only limited to family or society but also your career future in the Technology, business and Entrepreneur way.

Demonstrating English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction and all applicants must demonstrate English proficiency. Please note that English Language proficiency must be demonstrated during Step 1 of the application process. Applicants at the graduate level must submit proof of English Language proficiency in one of the following ways:Be a native English speaker; orShow evidence of having earned a degree from a college or university where English was the primary language of instruction; orProvide an official transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of "B" (3.00 on a 4.00-point scale) or higher at an accredited college or university where the language of instruction was English; or

Provide a score report that shows having met the minimum score requirement on one of the following English proficiency qualification exams:

English Proficiency Qualification Minimum score required by MBA students
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL*) Paper-based Test (PBT) 530
TOEFL* Internet-based Test (iBT) 71
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test 50
Eiken English Proficiency ExamPre-1 Pre-1
College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series ESL Language Use 85 ESL Listening 80 ESL Reading 85
Exams identified within the Common European Framework of Reference(CEFR) B-2
Duolingo English Proficiency Test 50

Admissions Calendar Year: 2020-2021

2020 – 2021 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Early Admission Oct 23, 2020 Jan5, 2021 Mar 17, 2021 May 27, 2021
Application Dead line Nov 13, 2020 Jan 22, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 Jun 29, 2021
Last day to save your spot Nov 23, 2020 Feb 1, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 Jun 28, 2021
First day of class Dec 3, 2020 Feb 12, 2021 Apr 28, 2021 Jul 8, 2021
Deadline for submission of Official transcripts and Degree Jan 11, 2021 Mar 17, 2021 Jun 4, 2021 Aug 13, 2021

Transferability of credits earned

The transferability of credits you earn at Hayward University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in Business Administration is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits and/or degree that you earn at Hayward University are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at Hayward University will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Hayward University to determine if your credits and/or degree will transfer. If you require an official transcript in order to transfer from Hayward University to another institution before you have graduated from Hayward University, the cost of an official transcript is $100. Additionally, any enrolled Hayward University student that took (or is currently taking) classes at a different academic institution is able to apply for a credit transfer. Hayward University has not entered into a transfer agreement with any other college or university.

External Transfer Credits (from other institutions)

Hayward University ensures that each and every credit transferred to its courses and programs is individually assessed. During the evaluation process, every course credit is considered individually using all the information available to Hayward University. This includes a course description, test results (if any), and any additional information given during the application process. Applicants who submit a complete transfer credit request within seven days of receiving a qualifying email from the Office of Admissions may be able to complete the Transfer Credit. Hayward University may award up to 18 transfer credits toward the completion of a MBA program.

Applicants who fail to pay the Evaluation Fee and transfer their credits into their Hayward University transcript within the required timeframe will be assumed to have declined the offer of transfer credit and their transfer credit application will be closed.

University may re-review applications of rejected credits from students who wish to appeal the transfer credit decision by writing to the office of transfer credit at Hayward University accepts credit transfers, according to its policy, which can be found on the Hayward University website.

Student Verification

The process of verifying a student’s identity begins during the application process. The Office of Admissions requires that all academic documents must either be original or notarized. Notarizations are accepted if authenticated by the issuing institution, a notary public, or the Ministry of Education.

In cases where there are inconsistencies with documentation, applicants are asked to supply additional information. Hayward University levies no charges associated with verifying student identity.

Review of Documentation

Any document submitted in any part of the admissions process may be reviewed by relevant institutions, including the institution issuing the documentation and/or by an established foreign evaluation service that can establish degree comparability.The University may accept evaluations from any credible sources, and students are welcome to check with the Office of Admissions at for further information.

Making Our Decision

Hayward University accepts applications to the University five times a year and prospective students may apply for admission to any of the five terms. To be considered for admission, the online application and any required documentation must be received by the relevant application deadlines noted above.

Every application is reviewed by the Office of Admissions to determine an applicant and/or student’s overall readiness to study and ability to successfully complete a degree program. Admittance is at the University's sole discretion. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee acceptance, and decisions are made on an individual basis.

The Admissions Committee reviews applications at least once a term in order to ensure that all applications are processed equally, and that admissions compliance requirements are upheld. Hayward University will announce its decisions on a rolling basis, and all relevant applicants will be informed of their admission status by the final Notice of Admission Day. For more information regarding the Admissions dates please refer to the Admissions Calendar published above.

Applicants and students are invited to contact the Office of Admissions at with any questions regarding the admissions process.

Application Fraud

The decision to accept an applicant is based in part on the information provided in the application form. If it is determined that an applicant has provided false information or has omitted significant and/or material information, the University reserves the right to revoke the applicant’s admission, suspend the applicant from studies, or take additional steps if deemed appropriate.

Rejected applicants are not provided with a reason for not being admitted to the University. There is no right to appeal. However, applicants may apply again in future terms. At its discretion, the University will review applications from rejected applicants who wish to apply again. All documents are maintained by the University for three years following submission; documentation need not be re-submitted within this time frame unless there has been a change in the University’s admission requirements. Any discovery of misleading submissions will be grounds for automatic denial of the acceptance. Any discovery of misleading submissions after an applicant has been admitted will be grounds for automatic and immediate expulsion from the University.

Licensure and Placement

Hayward University does not guarantee employment for its graduates, nor does it offer a hiring placement service. It makes no claims about potential salaries or about specific positions a student might secure as a result of obtaining adegree. Degrees are not designed to prepare one for any particular position, trade or field and do not lead to employment where licensure is a prerequisite for practice.

Hayward University is at times notified about internship opportunities that might come available and works to inform students to the extent possible, but it does not offer an internship placement service.

Workshops on topics such as resume development, interview strategies, communication skills, job search techniques and follow-up are offered to Degree Seeking Students and the University helps provide links for students in these areas.