- Bachelor's degree in a business major or minor
- Strong GMAT or GRE score
- Valid passport or visa
- 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA
Favorable Candidate Qualities:
- Bi- or multi-lingual
- International background
- Internship or work experience
- Campus and community involvement
We consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. There are no guaranteed admissions, these are the minimum requirements. See previous class profiles to determine how you will compare to the in-program students.
You must already have, or will earn before beginning MAIB, a university degree equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor's degree from a recognized university or college. You must have a major or minor concentration of study in business.
Applicants must have a 3.0 upper division undergraduate grade point average and a strong test score from either the GMAT or GRE (verbal + quantitative sections). The GMAT / GRE score can be no more than five years old.
To be considered for admission, you must have earned a university degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree from a recognized university or college before the start of the program. The Office of Admissions is responsible for evaluating transcripts and determining whether or not foreign degrees are equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. After candidates submit their online application, fee and foreign transcripts, the Office of Admissions will evaluate foreign transcripts. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide information about whether or not a degree would be considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.
Personal Character and Professionalism
The applicant's essay, resume, and recommendations provide the best opportunity to convey one's unique background, personality, leadership skills, professionalism, and ability to add to the diversity of the MAIB program. Involvement in extracurricular and community activities is also looked upon favorably since it provides additional insight into the interests and social awareness of the applicant. Candidates may be offered the opportunity to complete an admission interview.
The MAIB program does not require professional post-Bachelor's degree work experience. Applicants with extensive experience should also research the UF MBA Programs.
Laptop computers are used in classes and for group meetings. Students are required to follow Warrington College of Business Administration Graduate Student Computer Requirements. The MAIB program has no additional requirements.
Either a PC or Mac notebook will do, however, since the MAIB program primarily relies on Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, anyone bringing a Mac must have that capability. Students interested in taking Information Systems & Operations Management courses as electives should note that these classes may require programs that are not compatible with a Mac.
Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and Internet software is essential. Specifically, students should know how to use Excel and PowerPoint, and should complete a self-tutorial prior to the program, if necessary.
Prior to the beginning of the program, all MAIBs are required to participate in a mandatory orientation which is generally held no more than a week before the start of courses. Specific orientation dates are available several months in advance and no excuses are accepted for a lack of attendance. If you are unable to attend orientation, you should defer to the next available start date.