The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics

Admissions Requirements and Procedures

Loeb-Sullivan School invites applications from all individuals interested in pursuing challenging new opportunities in international business/maritime management/supply chain management. For the benefit of participants and the program, the Graduate Admissions Committee seeks a group of students with comparable managerial aspirations, but with diverse skills and experiences. Applications are accepted until June 1 of the entering year.

Applicants must possess an accredited baccalaureate degree or equivalent. A baccalaureate degree in business is not a pre-requisite. Applicant selection is based on evidence of academic capability demonstrated by college grade-point average, scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (one or the other is required), and evidence of motivation for completing the program as demonstrated by the candidate’s personal statement of intent and letters of recommendation. Essay responses are critically important for this writing intensive program. Applicants whose language of education is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please see the “International Student Admission Policy” below.

The Graduate Admissions Committee will consider the following primary criteria in determining admission to the graduate program:

  • Ability to produce high-quality work
  • Potential contribution to the class and the program
  • Potential as a manager
  • Level of maturity and motivation for completing the program
  • Relevant professional experience

All application materials are available on-line at the Loeb-Sullivan School website:

Applicants are encouraged to make use of this option for faster service.

Alternatively, mail application materials to:

Coordinator
Loeb-Sullivan School
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME 04420 USA

Admissions Checklist

Each of the following items is required to process the application. Applications for the On Campus MS degree program are accepted until June 1 of the entering year. Applications for the trimester Online MS degree program are due August 1 for fall, December 1 for spring and April 1 for summer. The first item to submit is an application. An Admissions Committee Review folder is not started until the application is received. http://mainemaritime.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions/

☐ Application for Admission: Complete and return the application with the $50 application fee, payable to Maine Maritime Academy. Applications are accepted until June 1 of the entering year. Fee is waived if application is submitted electronically.

☐ Transcripts: Ask each post-secondary institution you have attended to mail a copy of your transcript directly to Maine Maritime Academy, or submit all other evidence of education and training. No email submissions or scanned copies will be accepted.

 Recommendation Form / Two: Our new application automatically sends forms to two people that you identify in the form.

Current Resume    Personal Statement of Interest (Cover Letter) – Our new application form allows you to attach/upload up to five documents. Please include the Resume and Personal Statement of Interest with the application. The Personal Statement of Interest should answer the following questions: “How will your admission to the Loeb-Sullivan School help you achieve your professional goals. Additionally, please explain why you wish to study logistics?”

☐ GMAT or GRE                              ☐ TOEFL or IELTS

Your Graduate Management Admission Test or Graduate Record Exam, and Test of English as a Foreign Language or International English Language Testing System must be sent directly to Maine Maritime Academy, Loeb-Sullivan School Department of Graduate Studies by the testing agency. Our ID# is 3505. No scans or copies will be accepted.

☐ Those students wishing to apply with other than United States credentials must have all non-U.S. diplomas, certificates, licenses, and transcripts evaluated by an approved clearinghouse. Clearinghouses verify international transcripts for: authenticity, grade and course equivalency, and transfer credits awarded. The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics recognizes the following two evaluation service providers:

☐ World Education Service www.wes.org

☐ Globe Language Services, Inc. http://www.globelanguage.com

International Student Admission Policy

To ensure the applicability of credentials and expedite the processing of Loeb-Sullivan School applications, the policy of the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics is that all non-U.S. diplomas, certificates, licenses, and transcripts must be evaluated by an approved clearinghouse. Clearinghouses verify international transcripts for: authenticity, grade and course equivalency, and transfer credits awarded.

The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics recognizes the following two evaluation service providers:

World Education Services
www.wes.org
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
(212) 966-6311
(212) 739-6100 – fax

Globe Language Services, Inc.
http://www.globelanguage.com/
Evaluation Service
305 Broadway Suite 401
New York, NY 10007
(212) 227-1994 – phone
(212) 693-1489 – fax

An application for evaluation is available through their respective on-line service. This service does require a fee directly to the provider. The fee varies depending on which service you choose and what type of evaluation you request. Maine Maritime Academy requests that prospective international students do an undergraduate course-by-course breakdown of credits, a calculation of credit hours, and a verification of authenticity.

Information about the GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL & IELTS exams:
MMA’s reporting code for GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL & IELTS is 3505.

GRE-Graduate Record Examinations
Educational Testing Service
660 Rosedale Road
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 USA
Tel. 1-609-921-9000
Fax 1-609-734-5410
Web site: http://www.ets.org/

GMAT-Graduate Management Admission Test
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6101
Princeton, NJ 08541-6101 USA
E-mail: https://www.mba.com/service/contact-us.aspx
Web site: https://www.mba.com

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6115 USA
Tel. 1-877-863-3546 United States
Tel. 1-609-771-7100 All other locations
E-Mail: http://www.ets.org/toefl/contact/contact_form
Web Site: http://www.ets.org/toefl

IELTS Services
http://www.ielts.org/contact_us.aspx

MMA’s reporting code for GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL & IELTS is 3505.
Website: http://mainemaritime.edu/academics/graduate-programs/

Loeb-Sullivan School
Pleasant St. – Pilot House
Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME 04420 USA
Telephone: 207-326-2212
FAX: 207-326-2411
Email: info.ls@mma.edu

Maine Maritime Academy
207-326-2276 Career Services
207-326-2339 Financial Aid
207-326-2426 Registrar
207-326-2280 Student Services (Housing)