Master of International BusinessApplication & Requirements

Application Requirements

Submit your completed application and all supporting documentation to:

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

Please send electronic official transcripts to cobadmissions@fiu.edu.

Hold a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.

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.
  • Foreign educational credentials: Our Office of Admissions evaluates foreign credentials internally as part of the admission process at no cost to the applicant. If not in English, a translation from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator is also required.
  • Official proof of degree: Applicants with foreign educational credentials must provide a copy of the original diploma. If not in English, it must be accompanied by a translation from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator. For domestic students, a photocopy of the diploma is required if degree is not posted on official transcripts.
  • Some suggested agencies are found on the University Graduate School website.
  • If you have less than two years of professional experience, you must earn a score of at least 500 on the GMAT or at least a 304 on the GRE. Scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school.

A GMAT waiver at the discretion of the academic director is available for:

  • Applicants with two years of demonstrative work experience and success in completing other academic programs
  • 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
  • Applicants without a business or related degree having an upper division grade GPA of 3.35, or higher
  • 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

If you earned your Bachelor Degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL or IELTS SCORES: Scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. Minimum scores for the TOEFL are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based. The minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

Detailing your chronological professional experience, and dates of earned degrees. Internships and part-time employment may be included.

Short essay that describes why you want to obtain an advanced international business education, and how the MIB program fits within your personal and career goals.

Must be from academic and/or professional references and must include contact information.

As part of the admission process, a video is required. Please create a video discussing the following:

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Why you are interested in the MIB program
  • Why at FIU
  • Career plans or goals for the next 5-10 years

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 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 click here.

Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the Chapman 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.

Application Deadlines

 

Start Term U.S.-based applicant International applicant
January
Graduate application and supporting credentials
October 1
Graduate application and supporting credentials
October 1
August
Graduate application All supporting materials

June 1*

August 1
Graduate application All supporting materials

June 1*

July 1

*Please contact the MIB program office or via e-mail mib@fiu.edu after this date to inquire about availability


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