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Admission Requirements



The Graduate Admissions Committee welcomes applications from individuals whose undergraduate degrees in business are from accredited colleges or universities. Acceptance is based upon an evaluation of all credentials presented by the applicant.  To pre-qualify for the program, the applicant must demonstrate successful completion of the following courses:

Financial Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

Statistics

Calculus

Organizational Behavior

Operations Management

Foundations of Marketing

Finance

The Complete Application

Applicants should read the instructions carefully before filling out the forms and should keep copies of all material submitted during the application process. One-Year MBA applicants complete the same form as the Full-Time MBA online application.  By submitting the online application, the applicant certifies the information provided in the application is complete and accurate. The applicant also agrees that, if accepted, he or she will become familiar with and abide by the rules and regulations of the University of Miami, its Graduate School (as set forth in the Graduate Bulletin), the School of Business Administration, and Graduate Business Programs. The application and all supporting documentation become the confidential property of the School of Business and cannot be returned. The Admissions Committee will evaluate an application only after the file is complete with the following:

Application Fee - Waived 


Resume

A current resume must be submitted with the application. Resumes should not be more than two pages in length.

Transcripts 

Candidates for admission are required to hold a baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts for all undergraduate coursework as well as any post-graduate coursework from each university attended (including summer school, part-time study, or post-graduate even if only for one course) must be sent directly to the Graduate Business Programs office. An additional final transcript showing degree conferred and date of graduation should be sent after completion of any coursework still in progress at the time of admission. Applicants who received a degree from an international institution must request two official transcripts in sealed envelopes from the university attended. One set must be sent directly to Graduate Business Programs. The second set must be submitted to an official translation service. A certified English translation of both the transcript and the diploma, along with the original transcript and a photocopy of the diploma, must then be submitted to Graduate Business Programs. Transcripts should be sent to:

Via Courier
University of Miami
School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Admissions Office
5250 University Drive
221 Jenkins Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6524

Or

University of Miami
School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
P.O. Box 248505
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6524

Letter of Recommendation

Each applicant is required to submit one letter of recommendation. Most applicants provide a recommendation from a college instructor or from an employer or immediate supervisor.

Admission Interview

Candidates may be asked to interview with an Admissions representative prior to the Admission Committee's final decision. Interviews are by invitation only.

Official GMAT Score Reports


The applicant is required to submit a recent score (less than 5 years old) of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on a case-by-case basis. Test scores must be valid at the time of admissions.

  • GMAT:  The GMAT is administered as a computer-adaptive test (CAT) throughout North America and in many other parts of the world. Graduate Business Programs reserves the right to submit an applicant's GMAT score to Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).  For information and registration materials, please contact GMAC at www.mba.com.  GMAT Code for University of Miami: 7NV-S1-96.
  • GRE:  On a case-by-case basis.  The computer-based GRE is offered Monday through Saturday in various locations.  Contact Educational Testing Service to schedule an appointment by visiting their website www.gre.org or calling (800) GRE-CALL.  The GRE locator code for the University of Miami is 5815 and for the MBA program is 4201.
  • We do not accept the LSAT nor the MCAT in lieu of the GMAT.

English Language Proficiency Exams

Demonstrating proficiency in written and oral English is crucial as students must participate in class discussions and presentations, as well as successfully complete written assignments.  Therefore, International applicants whose native language is not English and/or who do not fulfill one of the criteria mentioned below must take an English language proficient exam.  Graduate Business Programs accepts the following exams and respective scores:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):  The TOEFL should have been taken within 2 years prior to application for admission; a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 94 (internet-based) or 240 (computer-based) is required. Visit the TOEFL website, www.toefl.org, for more information. The TOEFL Code for the University of Miami is 5815.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): The IELTS should have been taken within 2 years prior to application for admission; a minimum score of 7.0 on IELTS is required. Visit the IELTS website, www.ielts.org, for more information. The IELTS Code for the University of Miami is 5815.

The above requirement may be waived for non-native English speakers provided the applicant fulfills one of the following criteria:
  • An applicant has earned an undergraduate degree in a country where the official language is English (this does not include degrees from just English-speaking institutions or just a country where English is spoken).  
  • An applicant has studied in the United States at an undergraduate level for at least one year or the equivalent of 30 consecutive credits.   
  • An applicant has lived and worked in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years.
    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
 
 
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
 
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641