Application & Requirements

5 easy steps to apply for your MBA program

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for consideration to our Executive MBA program you must:

  • Have a minimum of five years in a managerial role (managing people, budgets, projects)
  • Meet the general university requirements for admission to a graduate degree program
  • Be in good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Formal interview with Executive Leadership, to be scheduled by recruitment manager

Application Deadline

Our program begins in August of each year with orientation. For priority consideration, submit a completed application by June 1. Afterwards, applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space remains available in the program.

Ideal candidates for the Executive MBA program are highly motivated individuals who want to accomplish even more than they already have. Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Prospective students do not need to wait until they have all of the materials together to apply. Submit your online application now and the rest of the materials as you complete them.

Application Process

  • STEP 1: Apply for the program

    To apply for the program:

    1. Please click here to initiate your graduate application. Select “Create a new user Account”
    2. Select "Professional MBA" under program name in the online admission form; then select "Executive" under the Subplan.
    3. There is a non-refundable application fee of US $30.00.
  • STEP 2: Submit all materials

    Submit your completed application and all supporting documentation to:

    FIU - Executive MBA
    Chapman Graduate School of Business
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
    Miami, Florida 33199

    1. Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. Transcripts must be sent directly to:

      • If the official transcripts are not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be evaluated by an official translation agency and sent to our mailing address above. Visit the University Graduate School’s website for more information.

      • Official proof of degree: A notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript

    2. Current Resume - should detail your chronological professional experience, reflect 5 years of management experience & degrees earned

    3. Statement of Purpose - document of no more than two pages outlining your objectives for pursuing this graduate degree program

    4. Two Recommendation Letters from employers, faculty or professional associates (optional)

    5. Screening interview with the recruitment manager

    6. Formal interview with Executive leadership, to be scheduled by admissions manager

    7. Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either:

      • Duolingo (minimum score is 110)
      • TOEFL (minimum scores are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based)
      • IELTS (minimum score is 6.5)

      Test scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

    8. Citizenship and immigration document as outlined below:

      Type of Citizenship/Residency Status

      Documentation Required

      Native-born U.S. Citizen

      No residency documents required

      Naturalized U.S. Citizen

      Copy of passport

      Lawful Permanent U.S. Resident

      Copy of permanent resident card

      Resident or Citizen of any other Country

      This program meets the requirements for international student visa guidelines and can accommodate students who require an F-1 Visa. Additional documents are required. Please contact our office for details.

    Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please visit the Florida Residency for Tuition page.

    International Student Requirements

    Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the University Graduate School and the Office of International Students and Scholar Services. You are responsible for compliance with any and all University requirements. For more information on studying in the United States as an International or Foreign student, please visit the State Department website.

    International applications who require an F-1 Visa will be required to submit these additional documents to complete their application package:

    1. Bank Letter

    2. Sponsor Letter (Waived if applicant is sponsoring self)

    3. DCF form The Declaration and Certification of Finances must be completed and returned to Graduate Admissions. Students with Internet access can complete the DCF form online. Once completed please print it and return it.

    4. F1 Transfer Form (If needed) F-1 students transferring from another institution in the United States must provide a copy of the F-1 Student Transfer Form with a suitable release date from his/her current institution.

    5. Proof of Medical Insurance By Board of Trustees and university rule, all international students at FIU in F-1 and J-1 status are required to have medical insurance prior to registration. Proof must be submitted to the Health Compliance Office at University Health Services. Students will NOT be allowed to register for classes without complying with the medical insurance requirement, and will receive a hold on their registration.
      The medical insurance requirement can be met in one of two ways:

      • By purchasing the University-approved policy
      • By submitting an International Student Health Insurance Compliance Form completed by your current insurance company and approved by UHS

      The cost of this insurance is not covered by the program’s tuition and fees. For information on program coverage and alternate compliance, please visit the University Health Services Medical Insurance Policy for International Students page.

    A Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students (Form I-20) will be issued once the applicant has been found admissible to the University and the Declaration and Certification of Finances has been approved.

    The University is required by immigration authorities to check carefully the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Therefore, it is important that you be aware of the cost of participating in the program and have the necessary support and funding for your period of enrollment. The total funds available for the entire program must equal the total estimate of institutional costs and living expenses for the duration of the program (estimate of $72,315.00 for the 2020-2021 academic year). Please make sure that you provide us with sufficient proof of funds for at least this amount.

    International students must have an I-20 in order to secure F-1 status and participate in the program. Students must secure an F-1 Visa from the U.S. consular in their home country in order to enter the U.S.

  • STEP 3: Check Application Status

    To check the status of your application, please call 305.779.7875 or e-mail the EMBA office at