Application & Requirements

5 easy steps to apply for your MBA program


Admission Requirements

The Professional Master of Business Administration (PMBA) program considers a candidate’s work experience, industry knowledge, management skills and undergraduate education.

A candidate's professional maturity and managerial experience are highly considered in the admission selection process. The Professional MBA program at FIU seeks a student that can contribute real-world experiences to the classroom, adding value to the overall student learning environment in this competitive degree program.

To be eligible for admission* to the PMBA Downtown program in the Chapman Graduate School of Business, applicants must:

  • Show high promise of success in graduate studies
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • In general, have a minimum upper-division grade point average of 3.0
  • Provide a professional resume and statement of purpose
  • Optional GMAT or GRE

A brief summary of our admission requirements is available for download.

*Admissions at the graduate level are competitive and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the PMBA program.

Application Deadline

The program admits students every Fall term. Applications and supporting documents should be sent as early as possible to allow sufficient time for processing.

Please see deadlines below:
All supporting credentialsJuly 1**

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. Enter the intended major Downtown MBA, in the online admission form.
    3. There is a non-refundable application fee of US $30.00.

    Only those applicants who have submitted complete applications will be considered.

    Meeting minimum requirements does not a guarantee admission.

    Applicants should not 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.

  • STEP 2: Submit all materials

    Submit your completed application and all supporting documentation to:

    FIU - Professional MBA Downtown Program
    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.

      • Applicants with foreign educational credentials in a language other than English must provide us with translated transcripts and diploma(s). Copies of these translations may be sent to us electronically. The transcripts/diploma(s) must be translated by a recognized translation agency or an official translator. Some suggested agencies are found on the University Graduate School website.

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

    3. Current Resume: Detailing your chronological professional experience, specifying employment dates, nature of positions (full-time/part-time), and duties or responsibilities, as well as educational history and dates of earned degrees.

    4. Statement of Purpose: A document of no more than two (2) pages describing how the program fits within your personal and career goals. The essay will be evaluated for applicants' effective and succinct writing skills.

    5. Employment Verification must be submitted to establish professional experience for any position held prior to earning an undergraduate degree

    6. Attend a Professional MBA event or schedule a meeting with a member of our Recruitment team prior to having your file submitted for review.

    7. If requested, applicants must be prepared to formally interview with the admissions committee prior to receiving consideration.

    8. If required, GMAT/GRE scores – FIU Code: 5206

      • GMAT minimum score of 500
      • GRE minimum combined score of 1000 (154 in Verbal and 152 in Quantitative)
    9. Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either:

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

      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.

    10. 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

    Please visit the International Student Services office (ISSS) website.

    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.

  • STEP 3: Check application status

    To check the status of your application, please call 305.779.7909 or email our Professional MBA inbox at