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Master's in International Business Online Program: Admissions

Application FeeFor the current application season, the application fee is $75.00. We encourage applicants seeking an application fee waiver to begin an online application and complete as much as possible without submitting payment. You may contact the graduate director of the program to which you’re applying here and send a request with your 9-digit application ID — departments may be able to pay the application fee for you.
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Degree and Minimum GPA
  • A bachelor’s degree in any academic background from a regionally accredited institution
  • A GPA of at least 2.8
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 ScoreThe following scores are competitive:
  • GRE: Overall score of 306 or above with a Quantitative score of 155, Verbal score of 151 and Analytical Writing score of 4
  • GMAT: Overall score of 550 or above and scores which are greater than 50% in each sub-score
An exam waiver is available based on GPA, work and education history. An exam waiver may also be available to bachelor’s graduates of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at UD. Speak to an admissions counselor to see if you qualify for an exam waiver.

GMAT/GRE will be optional starting in Fall 2022.
RésuméA résumé or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.
Personal StatementA personal statement or essay addressing the professional and academic achievements that will help you succeed in international business. Your personal statement should answer these questions:
  • Why do you wish to pursue your graduate studies at the University of Delaware? What, in your opinion, makes UD special?
  • What are your career objectives and how will an M.S. in International Business help you achieve your goals?
  • What does the word “global” mean to you?
Letters of RecommendationTwo letters of recommendation. Recommendation forms are emailed directly from the online application to the two recommenders whose names and email addresses you provide. Instructions for returning the completed forms are included in the emails.
Additional RequirementsYou may also be required to pass a formal interview.

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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,
  • or apply through the Conditional Admission Program (CAP).

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 master’s in international business online program accepts up to six transfer credits with the approval of the program director. For more information about transferring your prior credits, contact a helpful admissions counselor at (844) 237-1338.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted at any time up until a week before classes begin and you may begin in the fall, summer or spring semesters. Applicants are considered for admission on a rolling basis. More detailed application dates are below.

Fall Admission

  • Priority consideration for funding: February 1 (first round of funding)
  • Priority consideration for admission: August 4

Spring Admission

  • Priority consideration for funding: October 1
  • Priority consideration for admission: January 1

Summer Admission

  • Priority consideration for admission: May 1

Note: Full-time program applicants interested in merit-based funding consideration should apply early as those awards are distributed on a rolling basis typically at or close to the time of admission.

Note: Your application can be submitted before taking the GRE or GMAT. Indicate on your application the scheduled date of GRE or GMAT exam. However, late exam submission will delay application processing and the admission decision.

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.