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The Graduate Admissions Committee welcomes applications from individuals whose undergraduate degrees are from accredited colleges or universities. Acceptance is based upon an evaluation of all credentials presented by the applicant. Orientation week is scheduled the week before the start of the Fall semester. Attendance at orientation prior to the beginning of your first term is mandatory.

The Complete Application

Applicants should read the instructions carefully before filling out the forms and should keep copies of all material submitted during the application process. The online application and all supporting documentation become the confidential property of the School of Business and cannot be returned. By submitting the online application, the applicant certifies the information provided in the application is complete and accurate. The applicant also agrees that, if accepted, he or she will become familiar with and abide by the rules and regulations of the University of Miami, its Graduate School, as set forth in the Graduate Bulletin, and the School of Business Administration, Graduate Business Programs. The Admissions Committee will evaluate an application only after the file is complete with the following:

Application Fee - Waived for Fall 2014.

Resume

A current resume must be submitted with the application. Resumes should not be more than two pages in length.

Transcripts

Candidates for admission are required to hold a baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts for all undergraduate coursework as well as any post-graduate coursework from each university attended (including summer school, part-time study, or post-graduate even if only for one course) must be sent directly to the Graduate Business Programs office. An additional final transcript showing degree conferred and date of graduation should be sent after completion of any coursework still in progress at the time of admission. Applicants who received a degree from an international institution must request two official transcripts in sealed envelopes from the university attended. One set must be sent directly to Graduate Business Programs. The second set must be submitted to an official translation service. A certified English translation of both the transcript and the diploma, along with the original transcript and a photocopy of the diploma, must then be submitted to Graduate Business Programs. Transcripts should be sent to Graduate Business Recruiting and Admissions, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248505, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6524.

Applicants from the following countries must send the official transcripts and diplomas as follow:


  • India: Applicant must send all individual mark-sheets indicating all subjects taken and marks obtained for all years of post-secondary study. Consolidated mark sheets will NOT be accepted:

    • All mark sheets must be issued by the university responsible for conducting the examinations and sent directly to your Graduate Program by the university.

      or

    • Photocopies of original mark sheets and diplomas/degrees must be attested by the Controller of Examinations or Registrar’s Office of the university responsible for conducting the examinations.


If the institution you attended (e.g. Indian Institute of Technology) can only provide a transcript, you must request the registrar to send the official transcripts directly to Graduate Business Admissions Office.


Letter of Recommendation

Each applicant is required to submit one letter of recommendation or the online recommendation survey form included within the online application. Most applicants provide a recommendation from a college instructor or from an employer or immediate supervisor.


Official GMAT Score Reports

The applicant is required to submit a recent score (less than 5 years old) of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) on a case-by-case basis. Test scores must be valid at the time of admissions.

  • GMAT:  The GMAT is administered as a computer-adaptive test (CAT) throughout North America and in many other parts of the world. Graduate Business Programs reserves the right to submit an applicant's GMAT score to Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).  For information and registration materials, please contact GMAC at www.mba.com.  GMAT Code for University of Miami: 7NV-S1-96.  
  • GRE:  On a case-by-case basis.  The computer-based GRE is offered Monday through Saturday in various locations.  Contact Educational Testing Service to schedule an appointment by visiting their website www.gre.org or calling (800) GRE-CALL.  The GRE locator code for the University of Miami is 5815 and for the MBA program is 4201.
  • We do not accept the LSAT nor the MCAT in lieu of the GMAT.


English Language Proficiency Exams

Demonstrating proficiency in written and oral English is crucial as students must participate in class discussions and presentations, as well as successfully complete written assignments.  Therefore, International applicants whose native language is not English and/or who do not fulfill one of the criteria mentioned below must take an English language proficient exam.  Graduate Business Programs accepts the following exams and respective scores:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):  The TOEFL should have been taken within 2 years prior to application for admission; a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 94 (internet-based) or 240 (computer-based) is required. Visit the TOEFL website, www.toefl.org, for more information.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): The IELTS should have been taken within 2 years prior to application for admission; a minimum score of 7.0 on IELTS is required. Visit the IELTS website, www.ielts.org, for more information.

The above requirement may be waived for non-native English speakers provided the applicant fulfills one of the following criteria:

  • An applicant has earned an undergraduate degree in a country where the official language is English (this does not include degrees from just English-speaking institutions or just a country where English is spoken).  
  • An applicant has studied in the United States at an undergraduate level for at least one year or the equivalent of 30 consecutive credits.   
  • An applicant has lived and worked in an English-speaking country for the past two or more years.


Admission Interview

Candidates may be asked to interview with an Admissions representative prior to the Admission Committee's final decision. Interviews are by invitation only.

Orientation

Business attire is appropriate for this event. This four-day event will provide you with the opportunity to meet your fellow classmates, faculty, and the Dean of the School of Business Administration. It is mandatory that you attend the orientation in order to receive course registration materials and other pertinent information applicable to your first semester of classes.

Upon admission, complete the verification and roster form mailed to your current address, and mail them back to Graduate Business Programs along with a $1,000.00 deposit check to reserve your place in the program. The deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the first semester's tuition.

Immunization Requirements

All new students are required to provide proof of immunity against measles and rubella. In addition, all international students are required to submit proof of a tuberculosis test within 12 months prior to registration. A proof of Immunization Compliance Form will be mailed by the Student Health Center prior to the start of your program. Students have the option of taking the required immunization shots at the University Student Health Center upon arrival. All students must complete this requirement during their first semester of enrollment.

Students who do not comply with the immunization requirements will not be permitted to register for classes in subsequent semesters. For information call 305-284-5933. Website: http://www.miami.edu/student-health

International Student Financial Statement

Any international student who requires a student visa must submit, upon admission to a graduate business program, a bank verification statement or an official letter of sponsorship from their government or agency (in English). The bank verification must include the student's name and relationship to the sponsor, if other than the student, and confirm that there are sufficient funds to cover the amount listed on the expense sheet provided to the international student upon admission. The expense sheet covers all estimated educational expenses including; tuition, books, housing, meals, personal expenses, fees and medical insurance for a minimum of one year's study.

If the student wishes to include their family, the following is additionally required: 1) In the bank verification or letter of sponsorship list each family member's name, date of birth, country of citizenship and relationship, and 2) financial support of approximately $8,113 for a spouse and $2,000 for each child per year.

No Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) will be issued unless the above documentation is on file. The bank verification or sponsorship letter must be dated no more than 6 months prior to enrollment. International students are encouraged to apply early to allow sufficient time to process the I-20 form. The I-20 form will be sent to the student upon receipt of a deposit confirming the student's intent to enroll in the program.

To All Applicants

The staff of the University of Miami Graduate Business Programs office is available to assist students in the application process. For questions regarding admission requirements, or the status of an application, please call 305.284.2510, toll free 800.531.7137 (U.S. only), email mba@miami.edu or write:

University of Miami
School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
P.O. Box 248505
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6524

The Honor Code

The University of Miami School of Business Administration is a community comprised of students, faculty, staff and administrators who strive to learn and grow together in an atmosphere of integrity, trust, and mutual respect. It is assumed that the moral values that define this community are the values of all its members. It is further assumed that the moral values that define this community serve as a clear guide to the behavior expected of its individual members. Each individual is expected to take responsibility for his or her own ethical behavior and to support the ethical standards of the community at large. The Honor Code specifies the behavioral and ethical expectations of the community and outlines the policies and procedures that come into play when an individual's actions fail to meet these expectations.

By signing the Honor Code Pledge, each student is affirming his or her own commitment to the highest standards of academic integrity and to the fact that these standards are the foundation of our own learning community.

By signing the pledge, therefore, each student commits to:

  • honesty and integrity in the completion of all class and program assignments;
  • good faith compliance with all class and program requirements;
  • honest disclosure of personal information required by the admission and career development processes;
  • support and respect for the norms, values and people that make up our learning community.

All students are required to sign the Honor Code Pledge at the time of registration.

"The circle of professional contacts and close friends I have developed as a result of this program has been phenomenal. I would go through this program a second time just to keep the momentum of building relationships going strong!"
--Ali Aidi, MBA 2005

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