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Admissions Process

Admissions Criteria + Online Application + Interview + Final Decision

Learn about the admissions criteria you need to meet before applying, what information you will need to submit a successful application, how to prepare for the interview, and how you will be notified of the final decision. Once you apply, you will have an interview with the MBA committee.

Admissions Criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Official academic transcripts showing the completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution
  • Submission of a current resume and 2 letters of recommendation (professional and educational, preferred)
  • Completion of a short essay (500 words maximum – prompt found in application)
  • GMAT/GRE optional

Additional requirements for International Students

  • Copy of current passport for applicant and any dependents
  • Financial support documents which include the following:
    1. Bank statement with liquid funds in the amount of full tuition
    2. Affidavit of Support
  • English Language Proficiency Exam Score: TOEFL of at least 80 or IELTS score of at least 6.5

The MBA program utilizes a rolling admission process. Rolling admission means the students will be notified of a decision within a few weeks of completing and submitting the entire application. This process also means that admission is granted to those that apply first, assuming qualifications are met.


Prerequisite Courses

No pre-application prerequisites required. Students without experience or undergraduate business education may be subject to prerequisite courses.  Talk to an advisor  for more information.


Start Your Application 

Start your online application today! The online application will require supplemental items to be uploaded and the application fee to be paid to be considered complete.


*Be sure to select MBA- Part-time Professional Program or MBA- Full-time Accelerated Program.

DO NOT select Graduate Certificate

Important Dates

Based on when you wish to attend, submit your online application by one of the deadlines listed below. Please note, applications cannot be submitted after the final deadline date. It is always best to apply early. 

Fall (Full & Part-Time Available):

  • Application Opens: August 1st
  • Priority Deadline: March 1st
  • International Deadline: May 1st
  • Domestic Final Deadline: July 15th

Spring (Part-Time Available):

  • Application Opens: April 1st
  • Priority Deadline: October 1st
  • Final Deadline: November 15th

Pay the Application Fee

After you have registered within the application system and completed the application form, you will need to pay the application fee. 

Attach Applicable Supplemental Items

After you have submitted the application fee, the application system will ask you to attach various supplemental items. All applicants are required to provide the following items:

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher based on a 4.0 scale
    alternatively, we will accept a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher based on the last 60 earned credits

More Transcript Information

For transcripts to be considered official, they must be submitted to UVU’s Admissions Office directly from a college or university to the following email address or to the following mailing address.

Email: [email protected] (preferred)

Utah Valley University
Admissions Office
800 West University Pkwy
Orem, UT 84058-6703

No other delivery format will be accepted as official. Those that have a degree from UVU can have their transcripts uploaded to their application by MBA Staff. Transcripts uploaded in this manner will also be considered official.

  • Professional resume or CV
    highlight the most relevant professional experiences
  • Mandatory essay
    pdf format with a maximum of 500 words

Submit Online Application

Complete applications submitted before the relevant review deadline will be sent to the MBA Admissions Committee for review. The committee selects qualified applicants to proceed to the next step in the application process based on the applicant’s potential for success in the MBA program. This will entail a 20 to 30 minute interview with the MBA Admissions Committee.

How to prepare

We recommend that you prepare for this interview as you would for a professional job interview. Be ready to provide more information about aspects of your application and demonstrate your understanding of UVU’s MBA program. Successful candidates will also be able to speak to their background, aspirations, interests, and how the MBA program fits their plans and life goals.

Final Decision

What to expect once you have completed your online application and your interview

Once all interviews have been conducted, each candidate will be notified of the committee’s final decision. If you have received an offer of acceptance, you will need to confirm your acceptance with the MBA Office in order to hold your place in the program. This can be done by responding to the offer email or calling the MBA office.

Contact Information

Masters of Business Administration | Phone: 801-863-5504 | Office: KB 457