UTAH Resident and Non-Resident

  1. Application: Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION and pay the $45 application fee.
  2. After submitting the application fee, applicants will be directed to complete the additional Supplemental Items
    • Recommendations: List the name and email address of three references who will be sent a link to submit their recommendation. 
      • NOTE: Students are encouraged to select references from professional and academic relationships. The Graduate Admissions Committee discourages recommendations from family members or clergy.
    • Upload response for two essay questions. Concise and detailed response should be limited to 400 words for each essay response. 
      • DEFINE YOUR FUTURE - How does completing an MBA relate to your career and life goals?
      • DEFINE YOUR SELF - Your application presents a variety of information about you to the admissions committee. What additional information would you like to share that demonstrates your potential for success in the program?
      • Suggested Essay Format - Open a Word document and type your name at the top. Type the first question listed below and answer it; type the second question and answer it. Save the file as a PDF document and upload to the application.
    • Resume: Attach current resume which highlights educational background and professional work experience.
    • College Transcripts: After the application fee has been paid, request official transcripts to be sent to etranscriptr@uvu.edu. Transcripts will be evaluated based on cumulative GPA or last 60 semester credits.
      • NOTE: To be considered official, transcripts must be submitted to UVU directly from a college or university to the email address noted. No other delivery format will be accepted as official.
    • Graduate Test: Provide evidence of potential for success by submitting an official GMAT or GRE test score.
      • Minimum Score - 500+ on GMAT (perfect score is 800); GRE scores converted to determine a GMAT equivalent.
      • Test preparation resources and registration information available at GMAT/GRE Prep.
    • Important Notes:
      •  Consideration to waive the graduate test requirement may be given to students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or higher and interview with the MBA program director. Interviews scheduled after student has met with Admissions Advisor and application fee has been paid. Ideal candidates for consideration will have completed business or quantitative courses.
      • Interviews will not be conducted prior to the application fee being paid and after having met with an MBA Admissions Adviser.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Additional requirements

In addition to the above requirements, international students who will require a student visa (F-1) may apply for the Full-time MBA program ONLY. This application includes requirements and fees in addition to those required for resident applications. All submitted documents must be original, except for copy of passport.

  1. English Proficiency:  Submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. Required of applicants for whom English is a second language AND who earned a bachelor’s degree outside of the United States.
  2. Minimum Score - TOEFL score of 80 or above (or) an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Official results should be sent to etranscriptr@uvu.edu.
    • NOTE: To help prepare for the TOEFL, students may find useful information in the links on the right.
  3. Affidavit of Support:  Upload a signed Affidavit of Support that has been completed by person accepting financial responsibility. This includes showing a financial resources that will cover tuition, fees, and living expenses. If student will be self-sponsoring, they must provide a letter from their bank showing the required financial resource amount on deposit under the student's name. ALL FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND SHOW AMOUNTS IN U.S. FUNDS.
  4. Bank Statement:  Provide document as requested on Affidavit of Support from student or sponsor.
  5. Copy of Passport:  Attach a copy of the passport for the student and any dependents who will also need an I-20.
  6. Interview:  An interview with members of the MBA Graduate Committee may be required as part of the application review process.


TOEFL and IELTS Test Prep resources

 Students may find the following resources useful in preparing for an English proficiency exam.

 Please note, these resources have not been fully vetted by UVU or the MBA office. We are not able to endorse any particular training program.


Visa Submission Deadlines for International Students

To ensure that visa paperwork is processed in enough time for students to begin the program, all required visa documents must be submitted prior to the following dates, as by the dates below a student will need to receive an admissions decision. Submitting these documents prior to these dates will provide our admissions committee the time necessary to review the application. Students who submit final documenation on these dates may not be processed in time and may need to consider beginning a program the following year. 

Current Student Location

Fall Start

If outside the U.S.

May 15

If in the U.S.

July 15


ALTERNATIVE GMAT WAIVER OPTION  - Part-time Professional Program

IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES:  Students applying to the Part-time Professional program may be eligible to submit a professional portfolio in place of the graduate test requirement in order to provide evidence of potential for success in the MBA program. Applicants who might qualify for this alternative waiver option will have a minimum of 8 to 10 years of full-time professional experience and have demonstrated progressive management responsibility in their careers.

Schedule an appointment to review your background and receive answers to your questions with Kaylyn Curtis, Graduate Admissions Coordinator.