Successful applicants demonstrate high performance in the following areas:
Applicants must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or its four-year international equivalent. In reviewing the academic record, the Admissions Committee considers the caliber of the institution attended, rigor of the curriculum, performance in quantitative courses and record of scholastic achievement. Official scores (within the last five years) from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) provide another important indicator of the candidate's ability to succeed academically. Applicants who are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must meet the minimum standards set forth by the University of Florida's Office of Graduate Admissions. In recent years, admitted Full-Time Programs candidates have averaged a 3.4 GPA and 680 GMAT.
Applicants are required to have at least two years of significant, full-time, post-baccalaureate work experience prior to enrollment. For all applicants, the Admissions Committee is interested in work-related responsibilities and accomplishments, career advancement and potential, managerial or international experience and future career goals.
UF MBA requires two professional recommendations to help evaluate prior performance within an organization, appropriateness of the MBA degree and potential for future business leadership. Current and former supervisors provide the best recommendations, as well as anyone else who can speak to your professional abilities. Recommendations should not be submitted by friends, relatives, or former professors. If an applicant knows a current UF MBA student or alum, they can serve as a recommender by providing a brief endorsement directly to a UF MBA Admissions representative. Recommenders have the option of using our recommendation form or providing a standard letter. Letters should be submitted directly from your recommenders to the UF MBA Programs Office at email@example.com.
The applicant's written essays and personal interview provide opportunities to convey one's unique background, personality, and ability to add to the diversity of the UF MBA community. A selection of required and optional essays allows candidates to describe important attributes that are not apparent in other parts of the application. The essays are evaluated not only for content, but also for writing style and grammar.
Candidates may be asked to interview with a UF MBA admissions representative prior to the Admission Committee's final decision. Interviews are by invitation only.