Online MBAApplication & Requirements

Application Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or, in the case of foreign students, from a well-established institution of higher learning that it is authorized to grant degrees by appropriate authorities in that country
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or better based on upper-division coursework. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0, strong work experience, and other credentials will be considered.
  • Four years of professional work experience*
    Two years of professional work experience* and a minimum score of 500 on the GMAT or combination of 154 (verbal) and 152 (quantitative) on the GRE score.

    *Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume, and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual's accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. FIU considers the individual's managerial responsibilities, role in setting direction & strategy, and his/her role in allocating resources. Normally, professional experience begins at the point of graduation; however, FIU may consider prior work experience based on type of experience.

Application Deadlines

Program Start Date Application & Financial Aid Deadline Session
10/22/2018 10/5/2018 Fall B
1/14/2019 12/28/2018 Spring

Application Process

To apply for the program:

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

Submit your completed application and all supporting documentation to:

FIU - Online MBA
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
Miami, Florida 33199
  • Official transcripts from all previously-attended universities (undergraduate and graduate) in an envelope sealed by the degree-granting institution(s).
  • For Florida residents only, proof of 12 months of residency in Florida by providing two of the following documents by email, mail or fax:
    • Driver's License
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Florida ID
    • Voter's Registration (U.S Citizens)
    • Full Tax Return with a copy of W-2's
    • W-2s with letter from employer stating current employment
    • Professional License issued by the State of Florida
  • Official proof of degree. A copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from professional contacts.
  • Statement of Purpose: A document of no more than two pages outlining your objectives for pursuing this graduate degree program (Choose one of the following):
    • Describe a professional situation where you demonstrated one of the following leadership competencies: visionary, strategic, tactical, focused, persuasive, likable, decisive, ethical or inspirational
    • Of FIU's core values [creativity, rigor, diversity, team, integrity, and global community], which value resonates most with you and why?
    • Describe your academic and career interests, and explain how and why an MBA from FIU would help you explore them.
  • Provide a copy of your professional resume.
  • For international transcripts needing translation, applicants must request two sets of transcripts: one for the translation agency and another one for us.
  • If applicant is an international student whose native language is other than English, he/she also must achieve a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL, or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or an equivalent score on a comparable examination

Note: Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Online MBA program.

Note: No I-20s or F-1 transfers will be issued for the program.

To check the status of your application, please call 305.348.0111 or e-mail the Online MBA office at

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