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MBA Admission Help

Information to help aid prospective students gain admission to the MBA Program.

The UWF Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program has been streamlined to enable more people to obtain this widely recognized professional degree. It consists of a core of 33 semester hours. Prospective students entering the program without adequate preparation in business must complete all necessary prerequisites via accelerated foundation or undergraduate courses.

These courses cover the areas of accounting, business communications, business calculus, economics, finance, management, management information systems (e-Business), marketing, microcomputer application packages, and statistics.

Admission to the MBA program requires a bachelor's degree with high academic achievement from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*

  • Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee
  • Submission of official transcripts
    *International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements

  • The following requirement is waived for all applicants with a start term of Summer 2023 or prior.
    • Attain a minimum score of 450 or better on the GMAT or attain an equivalent GRE score. Admission test score waivers apply to applicants who meet the department’s waiver criteria. Review your eligibility for an admission test score waiver. 
  • Furnish a current resume.
  • Provide answers to the following essay questions:
    • Why did you choose UWF's MBA program to pursue your educational objectives?
    • Describe personal and professional achievements within the last five years which indicate your potential for a successful business career.
    • What career are you considering?
    • Provide any other relevant information to support your application.
  • Meet with an MBA Advisor prior to beginning the program. Schedule an appointment by contacting the MBA Office at or 850.474.3124.


Application Deadlines

To be considered for admission, all application materials must be received by Graduate Admissions by the deadline date.

Priority Deadline July 15 November 11 April 15
Firm Deadline August 1 November 15 May 1

Applications received after the deadline will be considered for the following semester.

GMAT Information

For an overview of the GMAT, a collection of test preparation tools, and other relevant links, please visit's Take the GMAT web site.

The University of West Florida offers an online GMAT preparation course through the Division of Continuing Education's Online Instruction Center.

GRE Information

The University of West Florida offers the GRE in its testing center on the Pensacola campus. The GRE General Test is available six days a week and current information on available test dates and times can be obtained by calling the testing center at 850.473.7339 or visiting

The University of West Florida also offers an online GRE preparation course through the Division of Continuing Education's Online Instruction Center. 

MBA Technology Requirements

The decision to enter the Master of Business Administration Program is typically not taken lightly, nor should a student's decision about his/her computer equipment for the program. In order to assist you in the assessment of your technological readiness for the MBA classes, examine this list of required and preferred technology: MBA Technology Requirements.

VA Information

The University of West Florida's Military & Veterans Resource Center is located in Building 38, Room 147 and may be reached by either calling 850.474.2550 or emailing

This office is the main campus point of contact for students receiving education assistance from the DVA. It has a professional staff augmented by veteran peer counselors to assist students by providing information about entitlements, filing claims to the DVA, and certifying enrollments at the University. Clients can receive peer counseling for personal and academic concerns, as well as referrals to appropriate University and community agencies.

The office also monitors the academic progress of all those receiving educational benefits from the DVA. Each student receiving benefits from the DVA must visit this office during registration and whenever changes occur to initially reported class schedules.

Please check with the Military & Veterans Resource Center for information about the Post911 GI Bill Benefits.

Financial Aid Information

The Financial Aid Office is located in Building 18. Office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 850.474.2400. The Financial Aid web site may be visited at The purpose of the Financial Aid Office is to help eligible students meet educational costs while attending UWF. Understanding the financial aid process is critical. You probably have many questions about what you can expect and what is expected of you. You will find many of your answers here, and you can get answers to questions through direct interaction with the financial aid staff at UWF. You may email the Financial Aid Office at Due to the volume of emails received by the Financial Aid Office, please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

The College of Business offers a limited number of undergraduate scholarships, graduate scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, and graduate tuition waivers. Please visit the for more information.

Career Development & Community Engagement

UWF's Career Development & Community Engagement is available to students and alumni. Their services include career education, community & employer engagement opportunities, internships, and much more!