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MBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management Admission

The Office of Executive Education reviews candidate applications on an individual basis looking at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of an applicant's professional and academic background.

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Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or bachelor’s degree in business; no business prerequisites are required.
  • Official transcript or transcript evaluation reflecting bachelor's degree
  • GPA approximately 3.0 or higher over last 60 undergraduate credits
  • Current resume with 3 academic or professional references on last page including: reference name, title, company, contact information
  • Four years of work experience - Candidates with less than four years of experience are required to take the GMAT or GRE.
  • Graduate Admissions and Supplemental Applications
  • Two letters of recommendation - academic or professional
  • Optional GMAT OR GRE

GMAT Requirement/GMAT Waiver Information

The GMAT requirement may be waived for the 23-month MBA in Hospitality & Tourism Management program. The applicant must provide the following information when applying:

  • Four years of work experience.
  • Advanced Degree (Master’s, Doctoral, Professional) or;
  • GMAT/GRE waiver eligibility is based on evaluation of credentials listed under “Admission Criteria”

International Students/Students With Foreign Credentials

A graduate of a foreign college or university who has completed an academic program equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree are required to submit a course-by-course evaluation from a foreign credentials evaluation service that is a member of NACES. Please contact evaluation companies directly to determine the documents required to obtain this evaluation.

Official TOEFL or IELTS Score

The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required for international students.

The minimum College of Business requirement for the TOEFL is 600 (Paper-Based Test) and 100 (Internet Based Test). The minimum College of Business requirement for IELTS is a band score of 7.0.

FAU's school code for the TOEFL is 5229.

TOEFL - IELTS Minimum Requirements

TOEFL 600 Paper Based
TOEFL 100 Internet Based
IELTS 7.0 Band Score


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