Online MBA Admissions and Application Process

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.

Program Start Dates

  • Spring 2020 classes begin January 11, 2020
  • Summer 2020 classes begin May 23, 2020

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; no business prerequisites are required
  • GPA approximately 3.0 or higher over the last 60 undergraduate credits
  • Four years professional work experience
  • GMAT/GRE (see waiver information below)

GMAT/GRE Waiver Information

The GMAT/GRE exam score may be waived for the program. GMAT/GRE waiver eligibility is based on evaluation of credentials listed under “Admissions Criteria.” Additionally, a waiver may be granted with the completion of an advanced degree (Master’s, Doctoral, Professional).

Application Process

Supplemental Application, including:

Item 1: Submit Current Resume
Current resume with three academic or professional references on last page including: reference name, title, company, contact information.

Item 2: Submit Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) or Unofficial/Official Transcript Evaluation
Upload your transcript(s) from your bachelor’s program or transcript evaluation (this step is NOT required for FAU graduates). If you only have an official copy of your transcripts or evaluation, please mail them to our office (listed below).

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.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of two years of post-secondary education in the United States are exempt from this requirement.

Item 3: Submit Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS Exam Score 

  • Evidence of English proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of proficiency in English from: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum university requirement for TOEFL is 500 (Paper-Based Test) and 61 (Internet Based Test). The minimum university requirement for IELTS is a band score of 6.0.
  • Please Note: Applicants are responsible for making arrangements to schedule the test(s).
  • Non-Native speakers of English are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency if they meet one of the following:
    • Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in the United States or abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.
    • Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in a country where English is the majority native-speaking language, or where English is the primary language of instruction starting in the primary grades.
    • Completion of at least sixty (60) post-secondary credits or an associate degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited postsecondary institution or from a recognized post-secondary institution abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.
  • Here is the official FAU regulation on English Language Proficiency: Regulation 4.009.

Item 4: Submit Letters of Recommendation
The Supplemental Application includes a "Recommendations" tab with space to enter two email addresses corresponding to your recommenders. If email addresses are entered, please notify your recommenders that they can expect a request from you - via email - containing a link to our database. Alternatively, upload scanned letters of recommendation. Recommenders should be academic (professor, instructor) or professional (colleague, manager, associate) and can be a subset of your references.

Fall 2019: Click here to start/return to the Supplemental Application.

Application Deadlines

We prefer that you apply by early December for programs starting in January, by late July for programs starting in August, and by late April for programs starting in May; however we have a rolling admission and will admit students until the program starts based on availability.

You are encouraged to apply early to secure your admission to the program.

Decision and Next Steps

Upon successful review of the Supplemental Application documents, you will be informed of your admission status. If accepted, your admissions coordinator will send you information for the next steps to complete the application process.

Accreditation

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

The FAU College of Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB
(The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

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