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 16 years old or older and be able to demonstrate a bachelor's degree completion. In addition, applicants need to have:
- Be able to demonstrate undergraduate degree completion
- Have English proficiency
- A minimum of two years work experience
- One reference (from an employer/lecturer etc.)
To apply for admissions consideration to our MBA program, applicants must complete an online application, including payment of a $60 non-refundable Application Fee.
Non-Native English Speakers
In addition, applicants who are non-native English speakers, or did not complete their undergraduate degree in an institution where the primary language of instruction is English, are required to provide proof of English proficiency during their application process. Should applicants be unable to provide proof of English proficiency, they will need to successfully complete a UoPeople English course before proceeding to UoPeople MBA Foundations.
Entrance-exams are not required for admission – this means that you do not need to submit any standardized test scores in order to be accepted to the online degree program at UoPeople. GMAT is not needed.
MBA Foundations 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 submit their proof of Bachelor's degree completion document, they may continue as degree students at UoPeople in their MBA degree program. The UoPeople MBA Foundations Courses count towards the MBA degree credit requirements.
Applicants submit a resume showing at least two years of work experience.
Letter of Recommendation
Applicants submit a letter of recommendation from one individual who can write knowledgeably about their academic background and/or work experience. The letter should be formally written and addressed to the UoPeople Office of Admissions. Applicants should submit the recommender’s first and last name, email address, and phone number including the country code.
Submitting Proof of Bachelor’s Degree Completion
Submitting proof of Bachelor's degree completion may be satisfied during your first term at UoPeople through the submission of:
official diploma (or transcript showing graduation) sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or
a photocopy of the original diploma (or transcript showing graduation) certified by a notary sent directly to UoPeople (either mailed or submitted online); or
the best evidence available, including a signed certification from the applicant regarding earning a diploma, a written explanation of why a diploma cannot be sent, and an attachment of the best evidence available. Every case will be evaluated separately and it is at the university discretion to allow sending only the best evidence available.
For the quickest processing of your application materials, it is advised to send your documents electronically directly to your admissions advisor or to [email protected]
Refugees and Asylum-Seekers who are unable to produce original diplomas and/or transcripts may submit alternative documentation.
For applicants still wishing to send their documents to the Office of Admissions in Pasadena, California, must send to the following address: