We welcome applications from all undergraduate majors and all work experience levels. We seek to admit a diverse group of students with unique backgrounds, experiences and goals. As such, there are no specific class prerequisites for the Manderson programs. Our prerequisites are few but our expectations are many, including a dedication to excellence, a rigorous pursuit of goals, an innovative mind, and a resolve to be at the forefront of what is current and relevant to modern enterprise.
Experience is important to the dynamic of Manderson’s learning environment. Typically more than 60% of each entering class has significant prior work experience. The program also has a niche group of approximately 40% high achieving students with little or no prior work experience. No matter your prior work experience, Manderson gives you experience for the future.
The online Graduate Application Center is found here. If you are a first-time user of the online graduate application system, you will have to create an account. Be sure to keep track of this information, as you will need it during your application. Once logged in, be sure to select the appropriate type of application. All applicants to the program must use the general graduate application.
You have the option to electronically submit your essay after finishing your online application. This is the most efficient means of submitting your essay. Statements of purpose turned in digitally must be submitted at the graduate application center. If you wish to mail a hard copy, you can send it to the Graduate School application office here:The University of Alabama Graduate SchoolBox 870118Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Manderson programs accept either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants should take either exam and request that scores be submitted electronically to The University of Alabama, which may be done immediately following the completion of the exam. We accept only official score reports from ETS or Pearson VUE that are less than five years old. Official scores must be received before we can evaluate your application.
The Graduate School office requires two official transcripts from each undergraduate institution that you have attended. Even if you were/are a UA undergraduate, you still must submit two official transcripts before your file can be reviewed. The registrar should sign across the seal on the back of each transcript envelope. The registrar may return the sealed transcripts to you for you to submit with the rest of your application materials, or they may send them directly to the Graduate School office. Send your transcripts to the Graduate School office location:The University of Alabama Graduate SchoolBox 870118Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
A fee of $250.00 will be imposed on each graduate course taken. A business school technology fee is assessed at the rate of $11 per credit hour. Other fees (parking, student health services, housing, etc.) are not included in this estimate.
Students enrolled in the Enterprise Consulting concentration are required to register for a class offered in the interim term (the three-week period between spring semester and the summer internship). Visit enrollment at The University of Alabama to find updated tuition rates for the interim term.
Full-time enrollment for graduate students is 9–15 hours per regular semester. An overload fee is assessed for each credit hour in excess of the full-time tuition schedule.
The Manderson MBA Program has rolling admissions. This means we fill our class - and award financial assistance - as applications are received. All prospective students are considered for scholarships and graduate assistantships based on merit, with preference given to earlier applicants.
October / March annually
Manderson Open House
1st Priority Deadline
2nd Priority Deadline
Transfer / Special Deadline