January, June, and August start dates available.
We are pleased by your interest in pursuing a graduate education in International Business at the University of Florida. The MAIB Traditional Option allows business majors or minors with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university the opportunity to obtain a Master of Arts with a major in International Business.
Eligibility and Requirements
For information on eligibility and program requirements, please see our eligibility page.
We consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. There are no guaranteed admissions, even if the minimum requirements are met.
Our office makes a concerted effort to use as little paper as possible. Thus, we have an e-file on each applicant and prefer to receive all materials online or by email. Rather than submitting materials all at once, please submit materials as they are ready so we can compile an admission file early and maintain the database throughout the process.
|Start term||Deadline||Applicant can expect response by:||Admitted applicants must reply & submit professional development fee by:|
|Early Deadline||Aug 1||Sep 1||Sep 15|
|Traditional Deadline||Oct 1||Nov 1||Nov 15|
|Summer B (late June)|
|Early Deadline||Dec 1||Jan 15||Feb 1|
|Traditional Deadline||Apr 1||May 1||May 15|
|Fall (late August)|
|Early Deadline||Jan 15||Mar 1||Mar 15|
|Traditional Deadline||Jun 1||Jul 1||Jul 15|
Deadlines are set early for a reason. If admitted, much happens to prepare the candidate for entry into our program. We begin planning for new students and the orientation several months in advance. If you absolutely cannot finalize your application under the deadline, please contact us and we will consider extending the deadline for you, depending on what is still missing from your file. A candidate who is not in contact with us will eventually be reviewed for a decision. If materials are missing, the likely decision will be a denial as we cannot appropriately judge your eligibility for admission.
The minimum materials required to apply for the program are as follows:
Complete the online application. Follow the GRADUATE link to begin the application.
When selecting your program, please complete the information as follows:
- Intended term and year: Spring (January), Summer B (June) or Fall (August)
- Degree goal: Master's
- Program of study: International Business (listed under Business Administration)
Do not list a specialization since we do not have any "official" specializations.
Both UF Graduate Admissions and the MAIB Program will have access to your completed application. You will be required to pay a $30 non-refundable application fee to the University of Florida.
Statement of Purpose Essay
The essay should be completed as part of the online application or emailed (jeff.alfred at warrington.ufl.edu) to us. Please emphasize:
- Your motivations for applying to the MAIB program
- Why you think you are a good candidate for MAIB
- How the MAIB program fits into your future goals
Use the essay as an opportunity to highlight what you think we cannot assess from the other application materials. This is also the place you may wish to clarify or elaborate on something specific within your application package.
Ideal length is between 400-600 words. Maximum length is 800 words (about 2 pages double spaced).
Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
A typical business resume is kept to one page, however, for admissions purposes we encourage applicants to not limit their resume to one page. Since we rarely interview applicants, it is important for us to get a complete picture of each individual to determine if MAIB is a good match for them. Please elaborate on duties and responsibilities as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom.
Please email (jeff.alfred at warrington.ufl.edu) your resume as an attachment.
Two letters of recommendation
A minimum of two written recommendations highlighting your talents and personality based on your academics, volunteer work, campus and community involvement, research background, or work/internship history. We prefer online recommendations, but we also happily accept paper-based recommendations if your recommender prefers that method. On-line: As you fill out the on-line application, you will have the opportunity to list the name and contact information for your recommenders. Those individuals will then receive an automatic e-mail with username and password instructing them how to go on-line and submit the recommendation. The instruction e-mail will not be sent to the recommenders until you have finalized and submitted your on-line application.
Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended are required. If you received or will receive a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida (UF), you do NOT need to send copies of UF transcripts or those transcripts that are included in the UF transcript.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to:
PO Box 117164
Hough Hall, Suite 220
Gainesville, FL 32611
Official GRE/GMAT Test Scores for Graduate School Admission
The MAIB program accepts either GRE or GMAT test scores. We have no preference as to what test applicants choose to take. Given the diverse applicant pool, this flexibility allows students to select a test that best fits their testing strengths and future academic goals. For example, applicants who plan to attend an MBA program in the next 5 years may select the GMAT while those who plan to pursue further graduate education can take the GRE.
Review the Frequently Asked Questions about the GRE Revised General Test for more information on this delay.
It is in the applicant's best interest to plan ahead in order to prepare for and schedule a test. The test scores are good for five years, so don't hesitate and take it long before you plan to apply. When scheduling the test, keep in mind that you have to wait 30 days before retaking the test. You may want to take the test early enough so that you have the opportunity to retake it if you do not do well.
GRE: UF does not mandate minimum GRE scores. GRE test scores will be used in the context of a holistic credential review process. Below are the test score ranges which are considered good (verbal and quantitative sections). Scores below or above this range are considered weak or excellent, respectively.
- GRE (score before August 1, 2011) = 1100 - 1200
- GRE (score after August 1, 2011) = 302- 308”
Use code: UF: 5812
For currently enrolled UF students, the UF Teaching Center and Reading & Writing Center offer GRE preparation workshops each semester. Past workshops have included an overview of the test, best practices, and practice tests. Students with workbooks can also contact them for more information on walk-in or individual tutoring. Please visit their websites for more information: Teaching Center and Reading & Writing Center.
For more information on the GRE please visit Educational Testing Service (GRE).
GMAT: There is a minimum required score for the GMAT, and that is a 465 total (verbal + quantitative). A score between 550- 620 is considered good for the GMAT.
Use code: J7Z-5J-64
For more information on the GMAT, please visit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Upon receiving application materials, the MAIB office will send one email regarding the status of your application. If your application file is incomplete by the application deadline, we will cancel your application as we cannot appropriately judge your eligibility for admission.