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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

[ ] Create application account

Visit and choose 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.

[ ] Two letters of recommendation

Within the application, submit the name and email address of each 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 application

[ ] 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

[ ] GMAT Exam: Graduate Management Admission Test

GMAT optional: The GMAT is not required for admission, however, strong scores can be submitted for additional scholarship consideration.

  • 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 to schedule your exam date if you intend on submitting a score.
  • If you intend on taking the GMAT, notify the UofL MBA office
Report GMAT Exam Date

Note: GRE scores are also accepted.