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University of Miami online MBA

Build deep connections in Miami and broaden your perspective with an online MBA from the Miami Herbert Business School.

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About the program

  • The Miami difference: Experience Miami’s energetic, multicultural community of professionals finding sustainable solutions to tomorrow’s business challenges.
  • Accelerated track available: Complete a condensed course of study if you have a recent degree in business and at least two years of professional experience.
  • Globally focused curriculum: Learn to lead diverse teams at international companies, and prepare to transform the global business landscape.

About the University of Miami 

The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School shapes principled leaders through an innovative educational model based on leadership, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, technology, and a global focus. Whether online or in person, learners tap into the energy of a diverse student population and vibrant business community. The school is triple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Program tracks

The Miami Herbert Business School’s online MBA program offers two academic tracks based on your prior academic experience. Both are led by expert faculty who will help you become a better negotiator, strategic thinker, and more effective team leader for a global business environment.

  • Traditional track: Learners witha bachelor’s in any field and a minimum of two years’ professional experience will complete 42 credits, including two immersions. The program takes 20 months on a full-time schedule, or 28 months part time.
  • Accelerated track: Learners with a bachelor’s, master’s, or equivalent degree in business (earned within the last seven years) and at least two years’ professional experience will complete 35 credits, including one immersion. The program takes 16 months on a full-time schedule, or 24 months part time.

Admissions

The online MBA program offers three start dates per year. Candidates who submit their application by the early priority deadline will have their application fees waived. Scholarships are available to qualified applicants, including international applicants. 


To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • Professional résumé 

  • Personal statement (between 500–750 words)

  • Two letters of recommendation (ideally from professional supervisors)

  • Official transcripts

  • Application fee

Immersions

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As a learner in the online MBA program, you will attend two immersion experiences: one virtual and one on the University of Miami campus. The immersion on campus gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and network with peers and faculty in Miami for three to five days. 

The one-credit Leading Change in Organizations immersion explores how to manage challenges associated with organizational change processes in order to overcome obstacles and ensure that changes are sustainable over time. The two-credit Negotiations immersion covers topics such as power, persuasion, problem-solving, ethics, and cross-cultural negotiation through self-assessment, role-play negotiation exercises, and case studies.

Frequently asked questions

The value of an online MBA will often depend on a range of factors such as school and program ranking, faculty quality, and curriculum difficulty. MBA learners at the Patti and Allan Herbert Business School value the expertise of faculty and the global alumni network that includes professionals at organizations such as Amazon, Capital One, Citi, IBM, and Visa.

Each organization is different, but many treat an MBA earned online the same as an MBA earned on campus; they are, after all, often the same degree. For example, the online MBA program at the University of Miami is designed and taught by the same faculty who teach in the on-campus program.

Typical MBA programs take two to three years to complete, based on whether they are full or part time. The online MBA at the University of Miami can be completed in as few as 20 months on a full-time schedule, or 28 months on a part-time schedule. Also, the accelerated track can be completed in 16 months full time or 24 months part time.

Every year, more and more MBA programs accept standardized test scores such as the GRE instead of the GMAT, or they waive GMAT test scores altogether. The online MBA program at the University of Miami does not require either GRE or GMAT test scores to apply — the admissions committee prefers to focus on potential for leadership and experience.

Applicants to the online MBA program at the University of Miami need two years of prior professional work experience and a bachelor’s degree from any field. Applicants to the accelerated online MBA track must have previously earned a bachelor’s, master’s, or equivalent degree in business in the last seven years.

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