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MSBA Admissions Checklist

Applicants are more than their paperwork – which is why qualified candidates are invited for in-person or SKYPE interviews after all materials are received. Below is a checklist intended to help with the admissions process. It is recommended that your application be submitted within 30 days of creating your account, thereby providing you sufficient time to focus on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Contact the UofL MBA Office with any questions via telephone 502-852-7257 or email msba@louisville.edu.


[ ] Create application account

Visit Business.louisville.edu/mba and chose the program for which you are applying. It is okay if you don’t have all of your documents ready. Getting started with your application is a critical step. Starting early secures your place in the application pipeline. Admissions counselors will help you throughout the process. So get started early.


[ ] One letter of recommendation

Within the application, submit the name and email address of your recommender. He/she will receive an email invitation on your behalf. Your recommender will be provided with prompts from which to address.


[ ] Professional resume

Within the application, upload your resume.


[ ] Personal statement

Within the application, attach a 1-2 page Word document describing your interest in the UofL MSBA program, why you selected UofL, your short and long term goals and any additional information you feel is relevant.


[ ] Submit and pay application fee


[ ] Official college transcript(s)

Order an official college transcript from all colleges you have attended including your degree granting institution.

Mail transcripts to:
College of Business, MSBA Office
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

E-Transcripts will be accepted directly from the institution only.
Have these sent to msba@louisville.edu.


[ ] GMAT Exam: Graduate Management Admission Test

  • The admissions application includes a field in which you can provide your GMAT test date and/or scores. If you have not scheduled the GMAT, visit www.mba.com to schedule your exam date.
  • Once registered for the exam, notify the UofL MBA office:
Report GMAT Exam Date
  • Attend the Free GMAT workshops offered monthly at the College of Business.
  • Take your GMAT
  • Report your GMAT or GRE scores to us

Note: GRE scores are also accepted

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