Full-time International MBAApplication & Requirements

Application Requirements

Submit your completed application and all supporting documentation to:

FIU - Full-time International MBA
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.

  • 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.

  • 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. There is a fee for the examination. The minimum scores for all accepted exams are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL:
    • Paper-based: 550
    • Computer-based: 213
    • Internet-based(iBT): 80

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.

A document of no more than two pages outlining your objectives for pursuing this graduate degree program.

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
August
Online application All supporting materials
June 1 August 1
Online application All supporting materials
June 1 July 18

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