How to Apply

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On-Campus Graduate Programs

Our graduate enrollment advisors are available to guide you through selecting the program and format that best aligns with your career goals. Once you have determined the program that is right for you, the first step is to access and create an account within the BusinessCAS application portal.

BusinessCAS Account

Visit this link and follow these instructions:

  • Select program term in which you are applying for
  • Create BusinessCAS account
  • Search "Miami" to narrow program selection
  •  Select program of interest
  • Begin application

You must use the same login information to apply to any program in BusinessCAS. Please note that it is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox when accessing the BusinessCAS application portal. For the optimum user experience, please visit this link for browser compatibility and other technical requirements.

Each graduate program has a specific start date per year so it is important to select the appropriate term of interest when logging into the application portal. If you do not find your program of interest listed on the program selection page, you may need to login again and confirm that you have selected the correct term for your program. Once you have added the program(s) in which you plan to apply, you will continue into the application.

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Deadlines to Consider

Miami Herbert's graduate application deadlines vary depending on the program term in which you are applying. Below is an outline of important deadline dates to consider. Deadlines for our Miami Online MBA and Online Master of Science in Finance differ from the deadlines below, please refer to the program's pages for more information. The Fall 2024 application deadline for doctoral programs is December 15, 2023. Keep in mind that the application deadline is the date by when you would need to submit your interest by submitting a completed application form. However, certain application materials such as recommendations, test scores (if applicable), and official transcripts may still be submitted after the deadline date and after your application is received. 

2025 - 2026 Graduate APPLICATION DEADLINES  

Submit By Decision Date

Round 1
: October 15, 2024

Round 2*: December 15, 2024

Round 3**: March 1, 2025

Round 4: May 1, 2025

Round 1: 
November 15, 2024

Round 2: January 15, 2025

Round 3: March 31, 2025

Round 4: May 31, 2025

​*Last day to apply for Spring 2025 programs.

​**International applicants for Fall 2025 are encouraged to apply before Round 3 to process their visa application in time for orientation. 



  • Doctoral Programs: The Fall 2025 application deadline for doctoral programs is December 15, 2024.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit early for priority admission and scholarship consideration.
  • Applicants have 10 days from the application deadline to submit all required materials for consideration. Files that are incomplete beyond 10 days of the application deadline will be moved to the next application.

Application Criteria

The University of Miami Herbert Business School welcomes applications from individuals that have earned or are in the process of earning an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. The Admission Committee assesses each candidate on a number of dimensions including academic performance and professional leadership experience. We seek students with the intellectual and interpersonal abilities to contribute to the classroom experience, to excel academically, and who possess the leadership potential to succeed.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is a chance for the admission committee to get to know you, your experience and goals, and what you may bring to the program. A personal statement prompt and supplemental essay prompt are provided within the application to help guide you.

Current Resume

The resume (or CV) should outline any current and previous professional and academic achievements that you would like the committee to consider.

Official Academic Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded within the BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review process. However, official transcripts from all post-secondary attended are required for enrollment.

Official GMAT (or GRE) score

Many full-time graduate business programs will require a GMAT or GRE score for admission. However, this may be submitted after your application is received. The committee may also consider requests to waive the test requirement on a case-by-case basis. Doctoral Programs do not consider waivers. Programs that do not require the GMAT or GRE include all Executive MBA programs, the Professional MBA, the Master of Science in Leadership, and the Master of International Business.

Letters of Recommendation

The number of recommendations required may vary depending on the program in which you are applying. You will find this information listed within the Program Materials section of the BusinessCAS application. Recommendations are used as a gauge of your academic and professional achievements and managerial and leadership potential. 

International Applicant Criteria

The following supplemental materials may be required for international candidates. Please review the complete details of these requirements within the Program Materials section and contact your enrollment advisor if you have questions.

Academic Evaluation (if applicable)

For those with studies completed outside of the United States, it is necessary to provide an official course-by-course evaluation to confirm completion of a degree equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s and GPA equivalency. The ICAP service by World Education Services (WES), a partner of BusinessCAS, is recommended but evaluations from other NACES member evaluation services are also accepted.

English Proficiency and Conditional Admissions

International applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit an English language proficiency score report. This requirement may be waived for individuals that have earned a degree in a country where the official language is English. Miami Herbert accepts the following exams:

TOEFL - Minimum score of 94 / TOEFL code for the University of Miami is: 5815

IELTS - Minimum score of 7.0 / IELTS code for the University of Miami is: 4861

For specialized master’s programs, candidates that have not achieved the minimum TOEFL or IELTS score and have strong academic performance may be considered for conditional admission. A minimal TOEFL score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5 is required to be considered for conditional admission. These students must successfully complete a 4-week Graduate Business English Certificate Course prior to matriculating in the academic program. Click here for more information about the English for Graduate Business English Certificate Course.

Online graduate programs

Miami Online MBA

The online MBA program offers three start dates per year, and no GMAT scores are required to apply. Applicants who apply by the early priority deadline will receive a waived application fee, receive an admissions decision sooner, and have more time to plan for the future. Scholarships are also available for qualified applicants.
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Online Master of Science in Finance

Begin your application at UOnline!