Requirements for Master’s Degree in Business Administration

As an accredited University, UoPeople has a number of requirements for all potential applicants, to help maintain a strong, intellectual student body. To meet admission requirements, applicants need to be 18 years old or older and be able to demonstrate a bachelor’s degree completion. In addition, applicants need to have:

  • English proficiency (international students must meet English proficiency requirements according to the DEAC guidelines for graduate study)
  • A minimum of two years work experience
  • One reference (from an employer/lecturer etc.)
  • An official bachelor’s degree transcript

To apply for admission to our MBA program, applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a non-refundable Application Processing Fee.


Once students complete their online application, they will be considered for admission to the UoPeople Foundations Courses.


Demonstration of English proficiency is required per the guidelines listed here. If you are not able to demonstrate English Proficiency, then you will be required to complete English Composition 1 course in your first term, before continuing to study in the foundation courses.


In order to be accepted to a graduate degree program, students must successfully complete the UoPeople MBA Foundations Courses. The UoPeople MBA Foundations Courses are designed to equip students with the necessary skills needed to thrive in their academic degree studies. Once students have successfully passed the UoPeople MBA Foundations Courses and sent their proof of Bachelor’s degree completion document, they may continue as Degree Seeking Students at UoPeople in their MBA degree program. The UoPeople MBA Foundations Courses count towards the MBA degree credit requirements. Click to view the list of the MBA courses.


Submitting proof of undergraduate degree completion may be satisfied during your first term at UoPeople through the submission of:


1. official diploma (or transcript showing graduation) sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed, submitted online or a scanned copy sent electronically); or


2. a photocopy of the original diploma (or transcript showing graduation) certified by a notary sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or


3. for those who are unable to produce original diplomas/and or transcripts, such as Refugees and Asylum- Seekers, please contact before proceeding with your application. Every case will be evaluated separately at the university’s discretion.


Sending Document 


For the quickest processing of your application materials, it is advised to send your documents electronically via the UoPeople Self-Service Portal here


It is important to verify that all the appropriate documents are included, as well as to be sure that you have copies of your personal records.


Please note that all submitted documents become the property of University of the People, and cannot be returned, due to university regulations.


If applicants have any issues or questions regarding the required documents they need to send, they may contact their personal Admissions Advisor or the Office of Admissions at


Documents that are not in the English language must be submitted along with an official notarized translation. The original, as well as the English version, must be sent to UoPeople.


Diplomas and transcripts that are not in English must be submitted together with an official notarized translation, and in certain cases, the Office of Admissions may require applicants to present additional documentation.