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Application Information

Applying to TU Graduate Business Programs

Graduate Business Programs is happy to guide you through our admission process. Application materials can be submitted as a package or piece by piece as they are ready. When all official documents have been received, your application will be reviewed for admission.

  • Application – Online Graduate School Application
  • $55.00 Fee. You may pay the fee online through our Business Office.
  • Transcripts from ALL institutions of higher education*
    (Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution.)
  • Two letters of recommendation**
    (Letters may be from academic or professional references and must be submitted by the reference.)
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores
  • International Applicants must also submit:
    1) Acceptable TOEFL score (575 paper, 232 computer, 90 internet), or acceptable IELTS score (6.5)
    2) Confirmation of Financial Resources (click here for form)

Acceptable standardized examination:

  • MBA, MACC, MBA/MSF, MEB: GMAT
  • MSF, MSBA: GMAT or GRE
  • MSF/MSAM: GRE

These individuals are exempt from submitting a standardized examination score:

  • Those holding undergraduate degrees from TU with a GPA of 3.5 or higher receive a GMAT waiver for admission to the MBA program.
  • MBA: Applicants with a master’s degree in business from an AACSB accredited institution.
  • MEB, MSBA: Applicants may submit a petition for a GMAT waiver.  Conditions under which an exemption may be granted are stated on the petition.

*International applicants must attain First Class in examinations taken during their undergraduate tenure at a four-year baccalaureate institution, or have an advanced degree. Transcripts must be accompanied by a certified English translation, the rank in the applicant’s graduating class, and a clear explanation of the grading system used at the undergraduate institution.

**MEB applicants require one letter of recommendation from a current supervisor, or if unemployed, from a previous supervisor and the second from a professional or academic reference.

The Collins College of Business conducts admissions on a modified rolling basis. Early in the application cycle, admission decisions are made as complete application packages are received. As the application cycle proceeds, a limited number of admissions may be available. At this point, admission becomes competitive. Submitting a complete application package early is encouraged and has distinct advantages. Submission of a complete application package does not guarantee admission.