Students may apply to enter the program at the beginning of either the fall or spring semester.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet both the Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees and the College of Business and Public Policy requirements outlined here.

Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 or a GMAT score of 525 or greater is required for acceptance into the program. A GMAT quantitative score of the 30th percentile or higher is preferred for the Quantitative section*. If the score is less than the 30th percentile, students may be required to take a quantitative foundation course.

GMAT waivers may be considered for applicants who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Hold another master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Hold a terminal degree from an accredited university.
  • Have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher or a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher for upper-division courses.

Additional indicators for predicting success in individual cases may be provided through documented evidence of creativity and leadership, or a sustained record of accomplishment in business or other professional activity.

Each applicant must submit the following to the UAA Office of Admissions as part of their application materials:

  • A statement of purpose.
  • A resume, including the names and contact information of three references.

Applicants whose native language is not English must score at least 80 (Internet-based exam scale) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students may apply to enter the program by the published university deadlines. International students will need to provide extra documentation and are advised to apply three months earlier to allow for the extra processing time.

*All students must meet a quantitative skills requirement to be admitted.