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  • Baccalaureate Degree: Applicants must be holders of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Quantitative Requirement: The UAB MBA Program requires that students have completed the equivalent of a pre-calculus course with a grade of C or better within the past five years. A free, self-paced pre-calculus tutorial and quiz is provided online for admitted students who do not meet this requirement and must be successfully completed before the start of their first term. Students can enroll in the pre-calculus proficiency exam after registration for their first term by contacting Christy Manning, Administrative Director, Graduate Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Application Deadlines

SemesterApplication Deadline


July 1


November 1 


April 1

Note: The MBA program accepts international applications for fall and spring terms only.


The GMAT application requirement is currently being waived. Applicants will be evaluated using all other listed requirements.  However, students who need to strengthen their application may want to consider submitting a GMAT score of 480 or higher.  

  • Online application, including three professional letters of reference and transcripts.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Current resume detailing work experience.
  • Kira Talent Assessment.* 
* Once your application is moved to "Under Review," you will receive an email link to access the Kira platform. This talent assessment consists of five questions, four requiring video responses and one requiring a written response. This assessment takes the place of an in-person interview and allows the admission committee to meet you virtually and evaluate your personal qualities, soft skills, and characteristics for fit with our program.

International Applicants Only: Additional Requirements

  • TOEFL IBT score of 80 (minimum of 20 in each subscore) or IELTS of 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each subscore).
  • Application is required at least six months in advance of the deadline to ensure time for transcript evaluation and processing of all Visa paperwork. 

Transcript Evaluations

Applicants with coursework earned from institutions outside the United States must provide a course-by-course foreign college transcript evaluation of all attended non-U.S. institutions.* We will accept a transcript evaluation from any NACES accredited evaluation company. To determine academic eligibility for admissions, academic credentials must be:

  • Translated to English;
  • Evaluated course-by-course;
  • Include the overall academic GPA; and
  • From an approved third party company. We will accept a transcript evaluation from any NACES accredited evaluation company.


SpanTran created a custom application for UAB that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application through the SpanTran application – The University of Alabama at Birmingham portal opens a new website.

International Student and Scholar Services will have access to your decision and a representative will contact you directly if any other documentation is necessary to begin processing your immigration documents.

*UAB will complete the evaluation for institutions outside of the United States if they are on a 4.0 grading scale. UAB reserves the right to request a NACES-accredited evaluation if a determination is made that the evaluation cannot be completed internally.

Special Admissions Consideration

Some students require special admissions consideration.

  • Readmission

    The records of students who have not registered for courses for one year or more will be removed from the UAB computerized registration system. Such students must apply for readmission before they may register again.

    Degree-seeking students who:

    1. have been absent one year but have registered for and passed at least one course at UAB within the last five years,
    2. have not attended any other university or college in the interim, and
    3. wish to return to the graduate program to which they were earlier admitted

    may complete the Application for Re-admission to a Graduate Degree Program form and pay the required processing fee. These readmitted students must meet the degree requirements operative at the time of re-admission.

    Students who wish to return to the nondegree category after an absence of one or more years must submit a new Nondegree Application form along with the required processing fee.

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  • Admission of a Student Previously Dismissed

    When any individual applies to a graduate program, a major part of the admissions decision involves an estimate, based on the applicant's academic history, of whether the applicant can perform satisfactorily at the graduate level. To be readmitted, applicants who have previously been dismissed from the Graduate School must present convincing evidence to the faculty and the Graduate School dean that a substantial improvement has occurred so that it is probable that the applicant can now perform at the required level in graduate work.

    After a student has been dismissed from the UAB Graduate School, no new application for admission (either as a degree-seeking student or as a nondegree student) will be considered until at least two regular terms have passed.

  • Non-degree Seeking Admission

    The non-degree category serves students who do not wish to pursue a graduate degree at UAB, as well as those who wish to begin graduate study before being admitted to a degree program. Non-degree seeking admission is available for those that meet all admission requirements or already hold a master's degree. Students with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for non-degree seeking admission with approval of the MBA program manager. Non-degree seeking students can take up to 12 hours of coursework, and must be cleared through the Graduate School of Management to register. Degree seeking students have priority to courses.

    Because of U.S. immigration requirements, international applicants (i.e., those who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents) cannot normally be considered for the non-degree seeking category unless already residing in the United States. Immigration laws should be consulted to determine eligibility of students.


Dual Degrees

Our MBA Dual Degrees have additional requirements beyond the regular MBA admissions requirements. Learn more.

Administrative Contacts

Collat School of Business