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 visit: https://calendly.com/pmbaonline.

Application Requirements

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

  • Demonstrate at least two years of professional experience with a GMAT or GRE score.
    • Applicants with more than four years of professional experience and strong academic performance may qualify for a GMAT or GRE waiver.
  • Be in good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have a grade point average of 3.0 or better based on upper-division coursework.
    • Applicants with less than a 3.0 with strong work experience may be considered.

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

Application Deadlines

We are still accepting applications for January 2019! Apply Now!
Start Term Last day to submit
Online Application Form
Last day to submit
all Supplementary Materials
January 2019 December 1st December 21st
March 2019 February 15th March 1st
June 2019 April 26th May 17th

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 EILTS Exam for applicants who completed their studies in a country whose official language is not English. For a University list of countries that are exempt, please click here. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.
    • Minimum scores for the TOEFL are as follows: 80 internet-based, 550 paper-based and 213 computer-based. Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5.
  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 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?
  5.  Two (2) Recommendation Letters from employers, faculty or professional associates, of which one (1) must be for a current or previous supervisor.
  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 305.348.0111 or e-mail us at PMBAOnline@fiu.edu.


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