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Requirements for International Admission

To be admitted into the MBA Program for International Students, applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and intend to be full-time students (a minimum of 6 credit hours per trimester) until the completion of their graduation requirements. Scholarships are not available for international students, although campus jobs and graduate assistantships are available on a limited basis.

International Students seeking admission into the MBA Program must submit the following application materials:

1.  Submit an online application

2. Transcripts 

Official bachelor's degree transcripts are required to be translated and received directly from World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators. Transcripts sent by students or their agency are not acceptable.

3. TOEFL or IELTS Score Report

Must be official report sent directly to Avila from TOEFL or IELTS. The TOEFL or IELTS is required as proof of English proficiency unless the student is a native speaker of English or is from a country whose main language is English. Minimum required scores (see table below):

4. GPA/GMAT REQUIREMENT:

Applicants with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale from the baccalaureate degree will be considered for GMAT exemption.

TOEFL or IELTS Score Report

TOEFL Paper
TOEFL CBT
TOEFL IBT
IELTS
550
213
79
6.5

Please note:

* Students who do not meet the criteria above (TOEFL, GPA, GMAT) can directly enroll in Avila's Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP) initially, and then apply to the MBA program.

5. Copy of Passport 

Names must match on all documents.

6. Verification of Financial Support 

In order to meet U.S. Immigration requirements for entry into the United States, proof of sufficient financial resources to cover educational and living expenses for the duration of your program must be in place before visa documents can be issued. Proof of funding can consist of either student's certified bank statements or student's sponsor (parents or cultural commission) guaranteeing the student's ability to meet the costs of study in the United States.  Documentation must show a minimum of $19,500 USD.

All application materials should be submitted to:

MBA Admissions Advisor - MBA@avila.edu 
Avila University
MBA Office
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145
USA

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