Application & Requirements

What we look at to determine admission eligibility:

A 4-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent

Hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Minimum GPA of 3.0 on upper-division coursework

We look at your upper-division credits, versus your overall GPA, to determine admission eligibility. Upper-division credits are typically taken in your last two years of your undergraduate program.

Proof of English Proficiency

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 code 5206.

GMAT or GRE Exam

We accept either the GMAT or GRE exam. For the GMAT we require a minimum score of 500. For the GRE we require that you meet within the 40th percentile of the quantitative and verbal sections, which is approx. 152 quantitative and 154 verbal.

GRE/GMAT waiver opportunities available if applicant meets one of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants with two years of demonstrative work experience and success in completing other academic programs;
  2. Applicants who have an undergraduate business or related degree (economics, hospitality management, etc.) with an upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.25, or higher;
  3. Applicants without a business or related degree having an upper division grade GPA of 3.5, or higher;
  4. If the applicant has already completed a graduate degree from an accredited university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, or is entering a business master's program under a special agreement for admissions with specific foreign and domestic universities.

An interview may be requested upon submission of a complete portfolio.

Application Requirements

  • Apply for the program
    • Complete the Graduate Admission Application. Select “Create User Account” (Unless you have created one previously). Complete all required fields.
    • Application fee is $30 and nonrefundable.
  • Resume

    An up-to-date resume detailing your chronological professional experience, and dates of earned degrees. Internships and part-time employment may be included.

  • Statement of purpose

    A well-written statement describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree at Florida International University. The statement of purpose should be around 500 words.

  • Letters of recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation from employers, faculty or professional associates.

  • Official transcripts

    Official transcript (an official record of a student’s work, showing courses taken and grades achieved) from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. Transcripts must be sent directly to FIU by all formerly attended institutions in a sealed university envelope.

    • If the language of instruction at your institution was not English, then you must provide the original-language copies of all transcripts and diplomas as described above along with translations from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator.
    • Foreign educational credentials: Our Office of Admissions evaluates foreign credentials internally as part of the admission process at no cost to you.

    If transcripts can be sent electronically, have them sent to Otherwise, have transcripts sent to either of the following addresses:

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


    ATTN: Bryam Ricaurte
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, MANGO 460
    Miami, Florida 33199

  • Proof of degree

    A copy of your diploma. If you have not yet received your diploma then we will need a letter from your advisor or program leadership detailing your major and expected graduation date.

    • If the language of instruction at your institution was not English, then you must provide the original-language copies of all transcripts and diplomas as described above along with translations from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator.
  • Official Test Scores (If applicable)

    If you need to take an English Proficiency and/or the GMAT/GRE exam, the testing service must release the scores to us. FIU Institutional code is 5206.

  • International students seeking a visa

    If do not have a valid visa for study in the U.S., you will need an initial I-20. FIU creates this document for you to go to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your home country to request the F-1 student visa. If you are currently in the U.S. on a valid I-20 and are transferring your visa to FIU or another program within FIU, you’ll need a new I-20.

    International applicants seeking an F-1 (student) visa must also submit the additional documents listed below.

    • A completed digital Declaration of Finances form via MyFIU (hyperlink MyFIU with portal
    • Bank letter has to reflect $80,829.
    • Sponsor letter (Waived if applicant is sponsoring self). Please download a sample sponsor letter.
    • Proof of medical insurance. 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

    ***Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admissions.

  • Citizenship and immigration documents

    Citizenship and immigration document as outlined below:

    Type of Citizenship/Residency StatusDocumentation Required
    Native-born U.S. CitizenNo residency documents required
    Naturalized U.S. CitizenCopy of passport
    Lawful Permanent U.S. ResidentCopy of permanent resident card
    Resident or Citizen of any other CountryPlease see our international students section below, and the International Student Services office (ISSS)
  • 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. Please note that a voter’s registration for US citizens will work as both a proof of residency and citizenship.

Application Priority Deadlines

Applications submitted after priority deadlines are reviewed on a space available basis.

Part-Time program available during fall intake only.

Spring (January): November 1
Fall (August): June 1
DurationPacing FormatIntake
Part Time24 months1 course per 8-weeksFall Term Only
Full Time12 months2 courses per 8-weeksFall & Spring

Mandatory Program Orientation

Admitted students will be required to complete mandatory orientation events in order to begin the program.