Admissions & Application

Executive MBA


The University of Florida MBA Program utilizes a rolling admissions process by which applications are considered and evaluated as they are received. We have outlined all the steps in the application process for you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of our admissions team.


Dates & Deadlines

Admission TermApply ByClasses Begin
FallJuly, 1, 2020August 2020

Applications accepted after the deadline contingent upon space availability. Please contact an admissions offer directly at 1.877.435.2622 or via email for more information about extended deadlines.


Admissions Criteria

When reviewing applications, the Admissions Committee searches for evidence of proven intellectual ability, managerial promise and community involvement. Strong interpersonal skills, communication ability, motivation, maturity, career focus and leadership potential are also important qualities in prospective students.

Applicants must possess a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or its four-year international equivalent. In reviewing the academic record, the Admissions Committee considers the caliber of the institution attended, rigor of the curriculum, performance in quantitative courses and record of scholastic achievement. Official scores (within the last five years) from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) provide another important indicator of the candidate’s ability to succeed academically. Applicants who are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must meet the minimum standards set forth by the University of Florida’s Office of Graduate Admissions. The GMAT average for Professional students is 600, and GRE average is 305.

Applicants must submit a valid GMAT or GRE test score, unless the applicant has earned the following:

  • PhD from a US School.
  • MD/DMD/DVM/JD/PharmD from a US School.
  • A Master’s Degree from a US School and previous test score.

Contact us via email to inquire if your academic background could qualify for an exemption to our test requirement. The exemption will be granted after a review of transcripts and previous test scores.

Applicants are required to have a minimum of eight years of work experience with some of it in a management or leadership role. For all applicants, the Admissions Committee is interested in work-related responsibilities and accomplishments, career advancement and potential, managerial or international experience and future career goals.

If you are nearing eight years of professional experience and have lead/managed teams, we welcome you to apply. The Admissions Committee will thoroughly review your application and if you do not meet the Executive program requirements, you will automatically be considered for the Two-Year Professional Program.

UF MBA requires two professional recommendations to help evaluate prior performance within an organization, appropriateness of the MBA degree and potential for future business leadership. Current and former supervisors provide the best recommendations, as well as anyone else who can speak to your professional abilities. Recommendations should not be submitted by friends, relatives, or former professors. If an applicant knows a current UF MBA student or alum, they can serve as a recommender by providing a brief endorsement directly to a UF MBA Admissions representative. Recommenders have the option of using our recommendation form or providing a standard letter. Letters should be submitted directly from your recommenders to the UF MBA Programs Office via email.

The applicant’s written essays and personal interview provide opportunities to convey one’s unique background, personality, and ability to add to the diversity of the UF MBA community. A selection of required and optional essays allows candidates to describe important attributes that are not apparent in other parts of the application. The essays are evaluated not only for content, but also for writing style and grammar.

Candidates may be asked to interview with a UF MBA admissions representative prior to the Admission Committee’s final decision. Interviews are by invitation only.