Weekend Professional MBA: One-Year Admissions & Application
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 Term||Apply By||Orientation||Classes Start|
|Fall||Jun 1, 2023||Aug 18-19, 2023||Aug 20, 2023|
Due to high application volume, we reserve the right to close the application any time prior to the established deadline. Applications accepted after the deadline are contingent upon space availability. Please contact an admissions officer directly at 1.877.435.2622 or via email for more information about extended deadlines.
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.
Please note that you must have earned the business degree or minor within the last seven years to qualify for this program. Also, professional experience cannot be substituted for the required prerequisites.
The admissions team will evaluate your transcripts to ensure your eligibility for the program, but we recommend you review the eligibility checklist to assess your candidacy.
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. In recent years, admitted Full-Time Programs candidates have averaged a 3.4 GPA and 680 GMAT.
Applicants are required to have at least two years of significant, full-time, post-baccalaureate work experience prior to enrollment. 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.
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 a choice of either uploading their own evaluation or they are welcome to use our Common Letter of Recommendation Form.
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.
A GMAT or GRE score is not required to complete an application for our professional MBA programs (Executive, Online, Weekend Professional, and South Florida). However, you may submit a GMAT or GRE score if you feel sharing a test score will make your application more competitive. If a test score is submitted, the admissions committee will use your score as an additional data point for consideration. An applicant will not be penalized if a test score is not provided or if a submitted test score is below the admissions range.
Instead of requiring a test score, the admissions committee will rely on other indicators of ability when reviewing your file, including, but not limited to – career trajectory and professional success, leadership experience, and previous academic performance. We review all applicants holistically and the most competitive applicants showcase strength in all areas.