Traditional Option

January, June, and August start dates available.

The Traditional Option allows business majors or minors to specialize their business education with a Master of International Business.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Business major or minor
  • 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA (U.S degrees only)
  • Strong GMAT or GRE score
  • Valid passport or visa
  • No professional work experience required

We review each application holistically, and consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. There are no guaranteed admissions, even if the minimum requirements are met.

Application Deadlines

Start term Complete file deadline (tests must be taken on or before the deadline) Applicant can expect response by:
Spring (January)
Early Deadline Aug 1 Sep 1
International Deadline* Aug 1 Oct 1
Traditional Deadline Oct 1 Nov 15
Summer B (late June)
Early Deadline Dec 1 Jan 15
International Deadline* Dec 1 Apr 1
Traditional Deadline Apr 1 May 1
Fall (late August)
Early Deadline 1 Jan 15 Mar 15
International Deadline* Jan 1 Apr 1
Early Deadline 2 Apr 1 May 1
Traditional Deadline Jun 1 Jul 1

The only difference between the “Early” and “Traditional” deadlines is the date the decision letter is sent. There is no difference in the way applications are reviewed for each deadline.

*The international applicant deadline is strict due to the significant amount of time required for the UF Office of Admissions to review foreign credentials and for the UF International Center to issue the I-20 document to admitted students (required for student visa application).

If you cannot finalize your application under the deadline, please contact us to determine if we can accept late applications. Incomplete applications will be denied.

Admitted applicants will be asked to accept their admission offer within two weeks of receiving their offer letter.

Application Materials

Questions about application can be emailed (mib at

  • Application

    Complete the online application and pay $30 application fee.

    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)
  • Statement of Purpose Essay

    The essay should be completed as part of the online application. Please emphasize:

    • Your motivations for applying to the program
    • Why you think you are a good candidate for the program
    • How the 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.

    Ideal length is between 400-600 words.

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

    The resume helps us to get a complete picture of each applicant. Please elaborate on duties and responsibilities as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom. Resume is not limited to one page.

  • Two letters of recommendation

    A minimum of two recommendations from someone who has supervised the applicant (professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinators, etc.) are required.

    To submit recommendations, list the name and contact information for your recommenders in the online application. Those individuals will then receive an automatic email, after you submit your online application.

  • Official Transcripts

    Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended are required.

    Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to:

    MIB Program
    1405 W. University Avenue
    219 Matherly Hall
    P.O. Box 117164
    Gainesville, FL 32611

    UF undergraduates do NOT need to send copies of UF transcripts or those transcripts that are included in the UF transcript.

  • Official GMAT/GRE Test Scores for Graduate School Admission

    We accept either GMAT or GRE test scores. We have no preference as to what test applicants choose to take. Test scores will be used as part of the holistic application review process.

    GMAT: A score between 550-620 is considered good. The minimum required score is a 465. We do not consider the writing or integrated reasoning sections.

    GRE: We consider a 302-308 (old scale: 1100-1200) a good score range; there is no UF mandated minimum GRE score. We do not consider the writing section.

  • International Applicants ONLY

    International applicants are also required to submit the following materials:

    • English Proficiency Requirements (TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB score)
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) –minimum score: 80 internet-based
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score: 6
      • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum score: 77

      International applicants who took the GRE must also have scored a verbal section score of 140 or higher.

      For exam exemptions, refer to the “exemptions” section under English Proficiency Requirements.

    • Interview

      International applicants from non-US institutions are interviewed as part of the admissions process. Applicants are reviewed and those qualified applicants who are selected to interview will be invited by email. For those invited to interview, it is considered a mandatory part of the application process.

      2016 In-person Interview Schedule (tentative):

      • January 22-25, 2016: Beijing, China
      • January 28-31, 2016: Shanghai, China

      International applicants from other countries will be contacted to schedule an interview in early January 2016.

    • Diploma and Degree Certification

      International applicants must submit a diploma and degree certification, in English and native language. Applicants who have not received their diploma must submit a letter from their institution stating the program of study and expected graduation date.

    • Policy for 3-Year Bachelor’s Degrees

      The UF Office of Admissions will not recognize 3-year bachelor’s degrees from India, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada (excluding Quebec), Nepal and Pakistan. Three-year bachelor’s degrees from other countries are reviewed on an individual basis.

      If a 3-year bachelor’s degree is considered not equivalent to a U. S. bachelor’s degree, an applicant has the option to obtain an evaluation from a professional credential evaluation service. If the credential service determines the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, the applicant must submit a copy of the credential evaluation report to the department for reconsideration. Credential evaluation reports will be accepted from members of NACES or AACRAO.


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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