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Application Information

Candidacy for the Professional MBA program is based on an evaluation of academic and professional preparation and accomplishments. Professionally, the applicant should have demonstrated an aptitude for career advancement and leadership. Whether the applicant is in the early stages of a career or mid-career, career potential is measured by increased workplace responsibility, demonstrated managerial skills, recommendations and assessment of the nomination. Motivation, intellectual curiosity, high ethical standards, and perseverance are essential characteristics for success in the Professional MBA program.

The Admissions Committee considers the "total" person - men and women who show a pattern of achievement and the ability to assume increased responsibility during their careers. The Admissions Index assesses each candidate on the following factors:

  • Years of business-related work experience
  • Years of management experience
  • Level of current position
  • Maturity
  • Undergraduate grade point average
  • GMAT score (if required)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate School
  • Undergraduate Major
  • International experience
  • Intercultural experience

Classes start each January and July. Because class size in the Professional MBA program is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee monthly and candidates are notified in writing when an admission decision is reached. Admission to the Professional MBA program does not guarantee a seat in the program. Once admission is granted, a seat is only guaranteed upon receipt of the non-refundable enrollment fee. After a class has been filled, a waiting list of qualified candidates is compiled. Candidates are notified when their status changes.

Required Admissions Materials

Application Form

An application form for admission must be completed, signed by the applicant, and submitted to the Graduate Business Programs Office with a $100.00 application fee. Applications will be reviewed by the admissions committee only upon receipt of the application fee and a completed file.


Candidates for admission are required to hold a baccalaureate degree. Official transcripts for all undergraduate course work, as well as any post-graduate coursework from each college or university attended, must be sent directly to the Graduate Business Programs' office. Applicants who received a degree from an international university must provide a photocopy of the diploma and an official certified English translation of both the transcripts and the diploma. In addition, an original transcript in a sealed envelope from the attended university must be included. The candidate's file must be complete, including receipt of all official transcripts, prior to entering the program. Transcripts should be sent to:

Via Courier
University of Miami
School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Admissions Office
5250 University Drive
221 Jenkins Building
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6524


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


A detailed current resume listing all work experience is required, including a current business card.

Letter of Recommendation

Each applicant is required to submit one letter of recommendation from a current employer. If the applicant is self-employed a letter from a current client is required.

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.


Students are required to attend orientation which is the official beginning of the program.

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.
    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641