Getting Started

Getting Started

Challenge Yourself with an Online MBA

Sometimes the most difficult step can be that first one. In this case, it is likely one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. You can be among the first to earn your MBA from UD's new, online program. Are you ready?

Start Dates and Calendar

Course Start Date Completed Application Deadline1 Official Transcripts Deadline2 Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline Term
September 1, 2014 August 11, 2014 October 1, 2014 September 1, 2014 September 1, 2014 Fall I
October 27, 2014 October 6, 2014 November 26, 2014 October 27, 2014 October 27, 2014 Fall II
January 5, 2015 December 9, 2014 February 4, 2015 January 5, 2015 January 5, 2015 Winter I
March 2, 2015 February 9, 2015 April 1, 2015 March 2, 2015 March 2, 2015 Spring I
April 27, 2015 April 6, 2015 May 27, 2015 April 27, 2015 April 27, 2015 Spring II
June 29, 2015 June 8, 2015 July 29, 2015 June 29, 2015 June 29, 2015 Summer I
August 31, 2015 August 10, 2015 September 30, 2015 August 31, 2015 August 31, 2015 Fall I
October 26, 2015 October 5, 2015 November 25, 2015 October 26, 2015 October 26, 2015 Fall II

1 A completed application will consist of ALL required documents outlined in the Admission Requirements. All documents must be received by the University prior to the deadline in order for an applicant to be considered for the associated course start date.

2 Official transcripts are to only be provided once admitted into the program. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted at time of application.

Admissions Criteria

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We encourage everyone to apply. Our goal is to accept students who will be successful not only in completing the program, but also in applying what they've learned in their future career. We read every application individually and admit using a portfolio approach. This means that we consider many factors when making an admission decision, and no single factor will guarantee or disqualify an applicant from admission. Factors considered include:

  • Prior Academic Performance
  • Experience, including work experience, volunteer work, community service, internships, etc.
  • Professional Skills
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Professional and Academic Recommendations
  • Achievements and Performance Awards
  • Career Aspirations

Applicants holding terminal degrees (MD, JD, PhD, EdD, etc.) or who have four or more years of progressive work experience and meet specific GPA requirements may be eligible for a GMAT waiver. GRE, LSAT, and MCAT scores are considered in lieu of the GMAT score for applicants who have taken them for other degree programs which they have completed. Visit the FAQs for additional information on the GMAT waiver.

Applicants must hold the equivalent of a four-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent three-year non-U.S. degree.

The typical applicant has two or more years of experience (work experience, volunteer work, community service, internships, significant academic projects, etc.) but all applicants are considered even if they have limited professional experience.

Typically our applicants will have an undergraduate GPA 2.8 or higher, and for those required to take the GMAT, an overall score of 550 or above and scores which are greater than 50% in each sub-score.

International applicants will need to submit one of the following: a) proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English; b) TOEFL score; or c) IELTS score. Typically students required to submit a TOEFL score have scored a 100 or higher on the IBT version or a 7.5 or higher on the IELTS.

Admission Requirements

A complete application consists of the following items. All documents are uploaded to the application system. No documents should be mailed.

  • Unofficial transcripts from each institution of higher education that the applicant has attended. If admitted, the student will then be asked to submit official transcripts by the Missing Document Deadline.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Recommendations forms are emailed directly from the online application to individuals who will be completing them and must be returned by them electronically.
  • A current resume.
  • Responses to two essay questions. There is no set page length for essays.
    1. Getting your message across to prospective customers is a key element of a business plan. Please critique our efforts to market the University of Delaware MBA programs by using specific examples of where and how you heard about our programs (e.g., specific radio station, Internet site, publication, TV station, etc.). Honestly assess the effectiveness of the marketing efforts, including strengths and areas for improvement. Discuss the role the media played in influencing your decision to apply for admission, as well as the best way(s) to reach prospective students like you. We are looking for insightful, specific and brief essays.
    2. What are your vocational objectives and how will your proposed plan of graduate study relate to them?
  • An official GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) test score unless eligible for a waiver. GMAT, LSAT or MCAT scores may be considered. Visit the FAQs for additional information.
  • $75 application fee. The application fee can be paid online by credit card or by check via postal mail; applications cannot be processed until payment is received. Fee waivers are available for applicants with a GMAT score of at least 600; visit the FAQs for additional information.
  • International applicants will need to submit one of the following: a) proof of having earned a degree in either the United States or a country where the primary language is English; b) TOEFL score; or c) IELTS score.

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