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Graduate Pathway in Business Administration (MBA)

Students who successfully complete an INTO UAB Graduate Pathway program in business are assured progression to a UAB graduate business degree program upon submission of additional required application materials. After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter the graduate degree program. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression.

Degree Program Components

2-Semester:

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 24 credit hours remaining toward degree

1-Semester:

  • 36 credit hour program
  • 9 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 27 credit hours remaining toward degree

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the US with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
  • Students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills through internships after completing course work.
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Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, or IELA 176.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 26 April 2019 1 Semester $15,240
1 May 2019 9 August 2019 1 Semester $15,240

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 9 August 2019 2 Semesters $26,500
1 May 2019 13 December 2019 2 Semesters $26,500

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, or IELA 176.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
20 August 2019 13 December 2019 1 Semester *
8 January 2020 1 May 2020 1 Semester *
6 May 2020 14 August 2020 1 Semester *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Graduate Pathway programs allow you to begin earning credits toward a Master's degree even if you do not meet the direct entry requirements.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
20 August 2019 1 May 2020 2 Semesters *
8 January 2020 14 August 2020 2 Semesters *
6 May 2020 11 December 2020 2 Semesters *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, or IELA 176.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 26 April 2019 1 Semester $15,240
1 May 2019 9 August 2019 1 Semester $15,240

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
2 January 2019 9 August 2019 2 Semesters $26,500
1 May 2019 13 December 2019 2 Semesters $26,500

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 80, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, or IELA 176.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
20 August 2019 13 December 2019 1 Semester *
8 January 2020 1 May 2020 1 Semester *
6 May 2020 14 August 2020 1 Semester *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

TOEFL iBT 65, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, Completion of Academic English Level 4, Password overall Level 6, or IELA 169.

Age requirements: 17 years and above
Entry requirements additional information:

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 80 or IELTS 6.5 or PTEA 53 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 65 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password overall Level 6

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Tuition
20 August 2019 1 May 2020 2 Semesters *
8 January 2020 14 August 2020 2 Semesters *
6 May 2020 11 December 2020 2 Semesters *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

9-13 hours per week

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
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