Internship MBA


Internship MBA

iMBA in Management and Leadership

The 18-month, 36-credit iMBA (internship-based MBA) in Management & Leadership prepares students to effectively manage and lead in today’s complex workforce.

Our iMBA kick-starts our students’ careers by placing them in a 12-month internship after 6 months of management training. After completion of the iMBA, students can apply for the OTP (Optional Training Program) and continue to gain skills through further work experience.

Skills and Learning Objectives

The program prepares students for their careers by exposing them to a rich body of research in managerial theory, and also by incorporating 9 credits of internship experience in the New York City metropolitan area as a capstone experience.

Students will develop skills in:

  •      organization
  •      administration
  •      launching a business enterprise or startup
  •      quantitative reasoning
  •      corporate social responsibility
  •      management

Choose a Concentration

As a concentration within the iMBA, students can choose either to get a certificate in Project Management or to become a certified SAP consultant. The certificate in Project Management is specifically tailored to prepare students for the exam administered by the Project Management Institute, while the SAP certificate is officially sanctioned by the SAP Corporation, the world’s largest provider of business software. These courses will occur in 1-week intensive sessions at the main campus of Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in business and management theory while enjoying a beautiful setting on Long Island’s South Shore.

The Internship

Dowling College Manhattan will assist and help students find an internship in one of the many competitive industries in New York that will build your career and open up incredible opportunity. These industries include, but are not limited to:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Tech
  • Media
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Food and Beverage
  • Retail
  • Fashion
  • Non-Profit
  • Aviation


The Master of Business Administration programs at Dowling College are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) and have been approved by and duly registered with the New York State Education Department.


Admission Criteria

Undergraduate degree

You must have completed a 3- or 4-year Bachelor’s degree to enroll in the iMBA program. No minimum GPA is required, but admission is competitive and priority is given to students with higher GPA.

Language requirements

Unless you have attended an English-speaking high school, college or university for at least one year, taking credit-bearing academic courses in English, you must take a test of English language proficiency and achieve a satisfactory score to be considered for admission. Graduate students must achieve at least an iBT TOEFL 75, PTE 50 or IELTS band 6.0 to be eligible for admission.

Work experience

No prior work experience is required to apply for the iMBA. The degree is designed for fresh graduates who want to gain work experience and become managers.


No GMAT or GRE is required, but if you have taken either test, submit your scores. Good scores will make you eligible for additional scholarships.

Other requirements

In order to enroll you must show proof of immunization and financial guarantee of at least $40,000.

Costs and Scholarships

Tuition for the iMBA is $39,000. This includes all courses, placement services for the first 12-month internship, and accommodation for the 3 weeks spent at the main campus.

Dowling College Manhattan celebrates academic excellence and supports students to reach their career goals. We provide the following scholarships to qualified students:

GPA Merit-Based Scholarship

Dowling College Manhattan will provide a scholarship mirroring your GPA. We will give you a scholarship of US$3,000. With a GPA of 3.9 you will be eligible for a US$3,900 scholarship.


If you have taken any of these tests, you qualify for additional scholarships. Offers for scholarships are considered on an individual basis.