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Online MBA Admissions Requirements

A woman studies on a laptop.Earn an MBA degree part-time with the University of Georgia’s Online MBA program. 

On this page, you’ll learn more about admissions requirements, application materials and deadlines, and how to apply to the Online MBA program.

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Application Deadlines

The University of Georgia reviews applications for admission to the Online MBA program on a rolling admissions basis. We are accepting applications for the class entering Fall 2023. 

We recommend you apply before May 30, 2023, though we will continue to accept and review applications until the class has been filled.

Application Requirements (GRE/GMAT Not Required)

Online MBA application requirements include:

  • Two (2) years of professional work experience (post bachelor’s degree) by the time classes begin in September. 
  • A résumé highlighting your career growth.
  • Two (2) professional recommendations (delivered online). Requests for recommendations are made from and submitted back to your online application.
  • A personal statement.
  • Transcripts from institution(s) where you earned your degree(s).
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if you do not hold a U.S. degree) unless waived.
  • $100 nonrefundable application fee (paid online at the time of application submission) unless waived.

We do not require standardized test scores as part of your application. We believe your previous academic achievements and professional accomplishments are the strongest indicators of your ability to be successful in the Online MBA degree program. At the discretion of the admissions committee, you may be advised to take the GMAT or GRE to strengthen your application or to better assess your academic readiness for the program.

*If you plan to take or have already taken the GMAT or GRE, you may voluntarily provide your test information in your application. Submit GMAT scores to school code Z95-H2-71. Submit GRE scores to school code 5813.

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Register for a virtual information session where you can learn more about the Terry College of Business and the unique features of the OMBA program. You’ll get the chance to meet some of our admissions team members and ask them questions about the program, admissions, applications, and more.

Online MBA Admission FAQs

How do I apply to the Online MBA program?

  • Complete the online application.
  • You will then answer several questions, upload the Online MBA required application materials, and pay the application fee. (Attend a virtual event to receive an application fee waiver.)
  • You can save the application and return to it multiple times until you finish it.
  • Do not submit the application until it is complete. You cannot change it after submitting.

How can I have the Online MBA application fee waived?

If you attend a virtual admissions event, your application fee will be waived. Also, if you’re a military veteran, you may qualify for an application fee waiver. To find out your eligibility, visit the Online MBA Military Veterans page or request an application fee waiver now.

Who should I ask to provide a recommendation?

For your online master's in business administration degree application, recommenders should be direct supervisors or those who have relied on you/your work. Professional work experience should be supported by both recommenders. Recommendations from peers, ministers, family, or friends are not recommended.

How are recommendations submitted?

From within your OMBA program application, you will provide the names and contact information of each provider. Following this action, an email will be sent to your recommenders. Your recommenders will then submit their recommendations back to your application.

What should I communicate to my recommenders?

Explain you are asking them to provide a recommendation to support your application to the University of Georgia’s Online Master of Business Administration program. They will receive an email from the program with instructions on how to submit the recommendation. Recommendations typically take 15-25 minutes to complete.

How long should my personal statement be?

Your personal statement should be between 500 and 750 words and should address the following questions: How will the Online MBA support your immediate and long-term professional objectives? Which skill sets do you wish to hone and improve?

Am I required to submit an additional writing sample or essay?

There is an optional essay component in which you are invited to share anything else that you would like us to know. Feel free to discuss unique events, previous life experiences, or for re-applicants, what has changed since you last applied.

Do I need to send UGA my official transcript(s)?

Applicants to the Online MBA degree program must provide either an unofficial or official transcript from institution(s) where a bachelor’s degree or higher was earned. 

Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Admissions reviews and decisions will be possible with unofficial transcript(s). Official transcripts are those that are received directly from the institution. Electronic delivery is preferred via secure services such as Scrip-Safe, AVOW, Docufied, and National Clearinghouse and sent directly to pmba@uga.edu.

All transcripts should include degree(s) earned and degree conferred date(s). If you are admitted to the program, you will be required to provide an official transcript(s) before enrolling. 

For those who attended a non-U.S. institution, review country-specific academic credentials and material requirements.

Can I enroll in the Online MBA program as an international student?

The Online Master of Business Administration degree program is designed for full-time working professionals and cannot sponsor student visas for purposes of studying in the U.S. Review your country-specific academic credentials and requirements before applying. A waiver of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) will be granted if you have been living and working in the U.S. for two consecutive years by the time classes begin.

Will there be an interview during the application process?

Once we receive a submitted and completed application, select candidates may be contacted to schedule an admissions interview.

Take your business career to the next level. Apply to the Online MBA program at UGA

The Online Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia will help you accomplish your goals and begin or advance your career in the business sector. With an accessible online application, optional GMAT/GRE test scores, and rolling admissions, you can take the next step toward a thriving career in business.

Begin your application now, or learn more about the Online MBA program by visiting the program page.

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