The Admissions Committee considers the "total" person - men and women who show a pattern of achievement and the ability to assume increased responsibility during their careers. The Admissions Index assesses each candidate on the following factors:
- Years of business-related work experience
- Years of management experience
- Level of current position
- Undergraduate grade point average
- GMAT score (if required)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Undergraduate School
- Undergraduate Major
- International experience
- Intercultural experience
Classes start each January. Because class size in the MBA Program for Executives and Professionals is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply early. The admissions review process begins in the summer for admission to the following year's January class. Thereafter, applications are reviewed monthly and candidates are notified in writing when they have been admitted to the program. Admission to the MBA Program for Executives and Professionals does not guarantee that a seat is available. A seat is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit required by Graduate Business Programs based on space availability. After a class has been filled, a waiting list of qualified candidates is compiled. Candidates are notified when their status changes.
English Language Proficiency ExamsDemonstrating 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 587 (paper-based), 94 (internet-based) or 240 (computer-based) is required. Visit the TOEFL website, www.toefl.org, for more information.
- 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 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.
Required Admissions Materials
Application FormAn application form for admission must be completed, signed by the applicant, and submitted to the Graduate Business Programs Office with a $100.00 application fee. Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee only upon receipt of the application fee and a completed file.
TranscriptsCandidates for admission are required to hold a baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts for all undergraduate course work, as well as any post-graduate coursework from each college or university attended, must be sent directly to the Graduate Business Programs' office. Applicants who received a degree from an international university must provide a photocopy of the diploma and an official certified English translation of both the transcripts and the diploma. In addition, an original transcript in a sealed envelope from the attended university must be included. The file must be complete, including receipt of all official transcripts, prior to admission to candidacy.
RésuméA detailed current resume listing all work experience is required, including a current business card.
Letter of Recommendation
Each applicant is required to submit one letter of recommendation from a current employer. If the applicant is self-employed a letter from a current client is required.
Admission InterviewCandidates may be asked to interview with an Admissions representative prior to the Admission Committee's final decision. Interviews are by invitation only.
OrientationStudents are required to attend orientation which is the official beginning of the program.
The Honor CodeThe University of Miami School of Business Administration is a community comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators who strive to learn and grow together in an atmosphere of integrity, trust, and mutual respect. It is assumed that the moral values that define this community are the values of all its members. It is further assumed that the moral values that define this community serve as a clear guide to the behavior expected of its individual members. Each individual is expected to take responsibility for his or her own ethical behavior and to support the ethical standards of the community at large. The Honor Code specifies the behavioral and ethical expectations of the community and outlines the policies and procedures that come into play when an individual's actions fail to meet these expectations.
By signing the Honor Code Pledge, each student is affirming his or her own commitment to the highest standards of academic integrity and to the fact that these standards are the foundation of our own learning community.
By signing the pledge, therefore, each student commits to:
* Honesty and integrity in the completion of all class and program assignments;
* Good faith compliance with all class and program requirements;
* Honest disclosure of personal information required by the admission and career development processes;
* Support and respect for the norms, values and people that make up our learning community.
All students are required to sign the Honor Code Pledge at the time of registration.