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Online MBA Degree Program: Admissions

Application FeeFor the current application season, the application fee is $75.00. The application fee is automatically waived for those with GMAT scores of 600 or above or GRE scores of 310 or above.
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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • The equivalent of a 4 year US Bachelor degree in any academic background from a regionally or internationally accredited institution.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 is desirable, but
  • all applicants are considered based on review of the entire application
TranscriptsWhile completing your online application, you will be required to submit one unofficial scanned copy of your transcript or academic record from each school you have attended where you have:
  • earned (or will earn) a degree,
  • studied for one semester or more,
  • earned 12 or more hours of credit, or
  • took classes that relate to your graduate study interests.
If an offer of admission is made, UD graduate students must provide their official, final transcripts before the first day of graduate-level classes.
Official GMAT/GRE Score
Test scores are not mandatory but encouraged if applicants do not meet or exceed our student profile. Our typical applicant has the equivalent of a 4-year US Bachelor’s degree and demonstrates strong analytical and quantitative skills through their prior academic work and/or recent professional experiences. Our applicants typically have five years of professional work experience. However, all applicants are considered even if they have limited work experience.  If taking the exam, the following scores are competitive:

GRE: Overall score of 306 or above with Quantitative score of 155, Verbal score of 151 and Analytical Writing score of 4

GMAT: Overall score of 550 or above with sub-scores in each section of the test in the 50th percentile or above.

The $75 application fee is automatically waived for those submitting official scores of 600 or above on the GMAT or 310 or above on the GRE
RésuméA résumé or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.
Personal StatementResponses to the following prompts. We are looking for insightful, specific and brief essays.
  • Outline your educational plans and career goals and discuss how your proposed plan of graduate study relates to them. What are the specific attributes of the program at UD that lead you to believe that this degree is appropriate to help you achieve your professional objectives? Within the area of study you have selected, are there areas of special interest to you?
  • Getting your message across to prospective customers is a key element of a business plan. Please critique our effort to market the University of Delaware MBA programs by using specific examples of where and how you heard about our program and honestly assess how effective that vehicle was in drawing you to apply for admission. What are some strengths of these marketing efforts and what could be done better? What is the best way to reach prospective students like you?
ExperienceThe typical applicant has two or more years of experience (work experience, volunteer work, community service, internships, significant academic projects etc.), but all applicants are considered even if they have limited professional experience. Outstanding undergraduate GPAs and GMAT/GRE scores will strengthen your application if you have less than two years of experience.
Letters of RecommendationTwo letters of recommendation. You provide names and email addresses for your recommenders, and recommendation forms are emailed directly to them from the online application. Instructions are included as to how to return the completed forms electronically.

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International Students

The University of Delaware is an ideal place for a great education in a global atmosphere. As an international student, you’ll join fellow students from over 100 countries. Nearly 30% of all the University’s graduate students and approximately 44% of the Lerner College graduate students are international. If you are an international applicant, you’ll also need to submit:

English Language ProficiencyAs an international applicant, you must demonstrate your ability to communicate in English by doing one of the following:
  • submit a TOEFL score of 100 or higher, submit an IELTS score of 7.5 or higher, provide proof of having earned a college degree in a country where English is the primary language.

The Graduate & Professional Education office provides more detailed TOEFL information on its test scores page.

Services for International Students

UD and the Lerner College offer many services to help you, both in class and out:

Transfer Credit

The online MBA degree program accepts up to nine transfer credits from another AACSB accredited MBA program with the approval of the program director. For more information about transferring your prior credits that have not already been used toward a completed degree, contact a helpful admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted up until 3 weeks prior to the start date of the admission term. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis.

Start Your Path to Business Success

Fill out your online application now to be considered for the next available start date.

To get more details, contact an admissions counselor by phone at (844) 237-1338 or complete a brief request for more information.