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Considering the University of Georgia Professional MBA? Take the next step.

Are you considering applying to the UGA Professional MBA? Then take the next step. On this page, you’ll learn more about admissions requirements, application materials and deadlines, and how to apply to the Professional MBA program.

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Application Deadlines

We review applications for admission to the Professional MBA on a rolling admissions basis. It is recommended that applicants apply before May 30, 2023

Application Requirements

Professional MBA application requirements include:

  • Two (2) years of work experience (post bachelor's degree) by the time classes begin in September.
  • Your resume highlighting your career growth
  • Two (2) professional recommendations (delivered online)
  • Transcripts from institution(s) where you earned your degree(s)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if you do not hold a U.S. degree) unless waived
  • $100 nonrefundable application fee (paid online at time of application submission)

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Professional MBA Admission FAQs

How do I apply to the Professional MBA program?

  • Complete the online application.
  • You will then answer several questions, upload the Professional MBA required application materials, and pay the application fee.
  • You can save the application and return to it multiple times until you finish it.
  • Do not submit the application until it is complete. You cannot change it after submitting.

Do you require standardized test scores?

We do not require standardized test scores as part of your application. We believe your previous academic achievements and professional accomplishments are the strongest indicators of your ability to be successful in the Professional MBA program. At the discretion of the admissions committee, you may be advised to take the GMAT or GRE to strengthen your application or to better assess your academic readiness for the program. If you plan to take or have already taken the GMAT or GRE, you may voluntarily provide your test information in your application. Submit GMAT scores to school code Z95-H2-83. Submit GRE scores to school code 5813.

Whom should I ask to provide a recommendation?

Recommenders should be direct supervisors or those who have relied on you/your work. Professional work experience should be supported by both recommenders. Recommendations from peers, ministers, family, or friends are not recommended.

How are recommendations submitted?

From within your Professional MBA program application, you will provide the names and contact information of each provider. Following this action, an email will be sent to your recommenders. Your recommenders will then submit their recommendations back to your application.

What should I communicate to my recommenders?

Explain you are asking them to provide a recommendation to support your application to the University of Georgia’s Professional MBA program. They will receive an email from the program with instructions on how to submit the recommendation. Recommendations typically take 15-25 minutes to complete.

How long should my personal statement be?

Your personal statement should be between 500 and 750 words and should address the following questions: How will the Professional MBA support your immediate and long-term professional objectives? Which skill sets do you wish to hone and improve?

Am I required to submit an additional writing sample or essay?

There is an optional essay component in which you are invited to share anything else that you would like us to know. Feel free to discuss unique events, previous life experiences, or for re-applicants, what has changed since you last applied.

Do I need to send UGA my official transcript(s)?

Applicants to the Professional MBA degree program must provide either an unofficial or official transcript from institution(s) where a bachelor’s degree or higher was earned. 

  • Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to your application. Admissions reviews and decisions will be possible with unofficial transcript(s). 
  • Official transcripts are those that are received directly from the institution. Electronic delivery is preferred via secure services such as Scrip-Safe, AVOW, Docufied, and National Clearinghouse and sent directly to

All transcripts should include degree(s) earned and degree conferred date(s). If you are admitted to the program, you will be required to provide an official transcript(s) before enrolling. 

For those who attended a non-U.S. institution, review country-specific academic credentials and material requirements.

Can I enroll in the Professional MBA program as an international student?

The Professional MBA program is designed for full-time working professionals and cannot sponsor student visas for purposes of studying in the U.S. Review your country-specific academic credentials and requirements before applying. A waiver of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) will be granted if you have been living and working in the U.S. for two consecutive years by the time classes begin.

Will there be an interview during the application process?

Once we receive a submitted and completed application, select candidates may be contacted to schedule an admissions interview.

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