Online Format

Admissions

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.

Learn about the admissions requirements and apply to the program.


Application Deadlines

Spring (January)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International DeadlineAug 1Oct 1
Early DeadlineAug 1Sep 1
Final DeadlineNov 1Dec 15
Summer A (early May)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International DeadlineJan 1Apr 1
Early DeadlineJan 15Feb 1
Final DeadlineMar 15Apr 15
Fall (late August)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International DeadlineJan 1Apr 1
Early Deadline 1Jan 15Mar 1
Early Deadline 2Apr 15May 15
Final DeadlineJun 1Jul 1

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

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.


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Traditional Master’s

To be eligible for admission to the Online Master of International Business, students must have:

  • 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
  • No professional work experience required

Please register with the MIB program by filling out the MIB Application Notice to indicate the program format and option to which you intend to apply. This should be completed before you submit the Graduate School Application and any additional application materials. If you are uncertain, please contact our office.

Questions about applications can be emailed.

Graduate School Application

Complete the Graduate School application and pay the application fee.

When selecting your program, please complete the information as follows:

  • Intended term and year: Spring (January); Summer A (May); 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 résumé helps us 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. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted.

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

Transcripts

Transcripts from all institutions attended are required.

Please submit (upload) transcripts through the Graduate School application or Application Checklist. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission processing. If admitted, official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted during first term of study.

You can check your application status and upload transcripts on UF Admissions.

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 GRE or GMAT 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 GMAT 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 a good score range; there is no UF mandated minimum GRE score. We do not consider the writing section.

International Applicants
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

International applicants are required to submit English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB) scores. For exam minimum scores and exemptions, refer to the English Proficiency Requirements section of the Graduate Application Details.

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

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.

2020 in person interview schedule:

  • Beijing, China: TBA
  • Shanghai, China: TBA

International applicants from other countries will be contacted to schedule an interview in mid-January.

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.

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COMBINED DEGREE

Admission to the combined option is more selective and is considered an honors path for high-performing University of Florida students. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  • 3.2 cumulative UF GPA (listed on top of UF transcript).
  • Completed 90 credit hours, including AP, IB and dual enrollment, before beginning the program.
  • 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA (U.S. degrees only)
  • Students who major in a business subject (general business, finance, marketing, etc.) Must complete all seven tracking courses before beginning the program.
  • Required completion of FIN 3403 Business Finance and MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing before beginning the program.
Graduate Admission Requirements

To be completed in your bachelor’s degree graduating term with your MIB advisor.
Admission to the Combined Option does not constitute admission to the UF Graduate School. To continue with the program after earning the bachelor’s degree, combined students must meet the Graduate School’s admissions requirements.

To be eligible for graduate admission, students must:

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the Graduate School application and pay the application fee by posted deadline
    • The graduate admission application should be completed after the bachelor’s degree application has been submitted.
  • Have no conduct flags that disqualify them from graduate admission
  • Submit valid test scores that meet the program and Graduate School’s minimum requirement (note: test scores are only valid for 5 years)
  • Submit all required combined degree paperwork by posted deadlines
  • Earn at least a “B” or better in any graduate course in order for it to count toward their master’s degree.

Note: All applicants will be required to submit the Information for Residency Classification when they apply to Graduate School. Learn more about Establishing Residency for Tuition Purposes.

Combined Application Notice

Please complete the Combined Application Notice form online.

After you complete the Combined Application Notice, you will receive detailed application instructions, however this is not an automatic response. Email if you have any questions.

Application materials be can submitted:

  • By email (preferred)
  • By mail:
    • MIB Program/University of Florida
      1384 Union Rd
      Bryan Hall 125
      P.O. Box 117164
      Gainesville, FL 32611
  • In-person: Hough Hall 220
Statement of Purpose Essay

The essay should be completed as part of the application packet. 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 résumé helps us 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. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted. Reference letters from family friends who have not supervised the applicant will not be accepted.

Recommenders should submit letters directly to program in the following ways:

  • By email (preferred)
  • In-person: Hough Hall 220
  • By mail:
    • MIB Program/University of Florida
      1384 Union Rd
      Bryan Hall 125
      P.O. Box 117164
      Gainesville, FL 32611
Official Transcripts

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 GRE or GMAT 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. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing organization to UF.

GMAT: A GMAT 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 a good score range; there is no UF mandated minimum GRE score. We do not consider the writing section.

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DUAL DEGREE

  • Current UF Master’s, Ph.D. or Professional degree student
  • Undergraduate business major or minor
  • Strong GRE or GMAT test score (cannot be waived for a Professional test; LSAT, MCAT, etc.)
  • Must have support from the current degree program
  • Good academic standing

Please register with the MIB program by filling out the Dual Degree Application Notice to indicate the program format to which you intend to apply. This should be completed before you submit the Graduate School application and any additional application materials. If you are uncertain, please contact our office.

Admission is separate for each degree program. Applicants applying to both MIB and another degree program simultaneously, should refer to each department’s admission requirements. Questions about applications can be emailed.

Current graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.) and Professional degree students ( JD, DDS, DVM, MD, PharmD) must complete the Graduate School application.

If you previously submitted transcripts, reference letters, GRE/GMAT scores, etc. to the UF Graduate Admissions, please email us.

Statement of Purpose Essay

The essay should be completed as part of the Graduate School 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 résumé helps us 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 coordinator, etc.) are required. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted. Reference letters from family friends who have not supervised the applicant will not be accepted.

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

Transcripts

Transcripts from all institutions attended are required.

Please submit (upload) transcripts through the Graduate School application or Application Checklist. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission processing. If admitted, official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted during first term of study.

You can check your application status and upload transcripts on UF Admissions.

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 GRE or GMAT 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 GMAT 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have more than two years of work experience, may I still apply to MIB?

Applicants with work experience are welcome to apply to the MIB program. Our classes are diverse and regularly include students with past work experience. MIB graduates who do have professional experience can expect more substantial job offers upon graduation due to prior professional experience.

If I have a great GPA or substantial work experience can I waive the test?

No. The Graduate School and the MIB department require either a GRE or GMAT test score for admission, the only exception being if the applicant has achieved a terminal degree from a US school (e.g. PhD, JD, MD, DDS, DVM).

How long does it take for UF to receive my GRE/GMAT scores?

It takes two to three weeks for your official scores to be received, but you should send your unofficial score taker report to this email as soon as you receive it from the testing company.

My GMAT/GRE is low, but I have a strong GPA and other experiences (or a low GPA/high test score). Do I still have a chance for admission?

Yes, we review applications in a holistic manner. The admissions committee will be looking for evidence of strong academic ability and the applicant’s potential for success in the program.

Can I defer my admission from one year to another?

Yes, you may defer up to one calendar year from the term that you receive admission (e.g. defer from fall 2019 to fall 2020). Deferment past one year requires that you re-apply to Graduate School and the MIB program.

What if I am not accepted? Can I re-apply?

Yes, you can re-apply. Unless there is a significant change in your application file (e.g. new test scores, updated transcripts, updated resume with additional relevant experience, etc.), the original admission decision will likely be the same.