Despite COVID-19, learning continues at FIU College of Business. We are committed to our students, and together we will shape the future of business education.

  • All FIU Business face-to-face classes had a seamless transition to remote instruction thanks to our experience accumulated over more than two decades of online education.
  • We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. We will support you through the application process and provide deadline flexibility if necessary. This page has the latest information about 2020-2021 graduate admissions.
  • As always, our enrollment advisors are available to help you with any questions or concerns regarding our graduate programs.

Professional MBA OnlineApplication & Requirements

Our Professional MBA (PMBA) Online candidates are highly motivated professionals intent on reaching that next level of leadership success. Admissions decisions can be quite competitive. Admission to the PMBA Online program is based on a variety of factors and will be evaluated holistically. Our admissions team carefully screens each application to ensure candidates are an optimal fit for the program demands and objectives.

We encourage you to meet with a member of our recruitment team to review the program, your academic and professional goals, and how our program can help you achieve them. To schedule a personal meeting, please call us at 305-779-7880.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for admission to our Professional MBA Online program, you must:

  1. Hold a four-year U.S. equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Be in good standing with all previously attended colleges and universities.
  3. Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English 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)
    • Pearson Test of English – Academic (minimum score is 53)
    • Cambridge English – Advanced

    TOEFL and IELTS 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.

  4. GMAT/GRE Waiver
    • 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 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

*Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the PMBA Online Program.

Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for October 2020! Apply Now!
Start Term Last day to submit
all Supplementary Materials
October 19, 2020 October 7, 2020
January 11, 2021 December 28, 2020

Application Process

To apply for the program:

  • Complete the online application form for the Professional MBA Online program.
  • We encourage you to submit the online application form prior to having all of your supplementary materials. You may submit supplementary materials such as your essay, recommendations, and test scores after submitting the online application form. We prefer that you send us your supplementary materials directly rather than uploading them onto the online application.
  • Pay a $30 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are also accepted and should be made payable to Florida International University.

Applicants should submit their supplementary materials electronically to PMBAOnline@fiu.edu. Official documents, such as transcripts and test scores, should be sent to:

FIU – Chapman Graduate School of Business
Attention: Professional MBA Online
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199

Below please find the supplementary materials required to complete your application:

  1. Resume detailing your professional experiences to specify employment dates, nature of positions (full-time/part-time/internships), and duties or responsibilities; as well as educational history and dates of earned degrees.
  2. Official Transcripts from all previously attended universities. These must be original transcripts in a sealed envelope from the degree-granting institution.
    • If your official transcripts are not in English, you must submit translated transcripts. Ask your university to provide two original transcripts. The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope. The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translation company for translation.  Please note that FIU accepts transcript and diploma translations only, and all evaluations of official academic records are to be performed by FIU staff only. Some suggested agencies are found on the  University Graduate School website.
  3. TOEFL or IELTS

    Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English 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)
    • Pearson Test of English – Academic (minimum score is 53)
    • Cambridge English – Advanced

    TOEFL and IELTS 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.

  4. Statement of Purpose should be a one (1)- to two (2)-page essay describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing the MBA at Florida International University. You may also choose one of the following prompts:
    • Describe a situation where you used your skills to solve real-world problems, or describe any hardship or struggle you endured to get to where you are today.
    • Of FIU's core values [creativity, rigor, diversity, team, integrity, and global community], which value resonates most with you and why?
    • Give us insight into an entrepreneurial endeavor you spearheaded or were a key contributor to.
  5.   Two (2) Recommendation Letters from employers, faculty or professional associates (optional)
  6. Proof of Florida Residency or US Citizenship 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
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 note that on a case-by-case basis the admissions committee may request additional materials such as but not limited to:

  1. Employment Verification to establish professional experience for any position listed on your resume.
  2. GMAT or GRE for consideration.
  3. Interview with the admissions committee for consideration.

Upon submitting your application, a member of our recruitment team will reach out to you within two (2) business days. For an update on your application, please reach out to us at 305.779.7880 or e-mail us at PMBAOnline@fiu.edu.


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