Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I do an accelerated (12 month) program? How is the University of Redlands accredited and ranked? Do I need to purchase my own books? Do I need to purchase health insurance? Will I need to obtain a visa? Where will I live? Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS? Are student services provided? Is there a mentoring program? Is there a scholarship for international students? Can I get an internship or job? How many courses will I take and when are they offered? How long to do the programs take? Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE? When is the deadline to apply? How much do the programs cost? Who will be my point of contact at the University? How many students will be in my classes? When do I need to arrive in the US?
Why should I do an accelerated (12 month) program?

Students who wish to earn their MBA or MSIT in one year do so in an accelerated format. This full-time, focused study format gives students a concentrated opportunity to develop and hone their business skills, to participate in mentorship and corporate visit programs, and to enhance English skills.

How is the University of Redlands accredited and ranked?
  • Ranked by Forbes as #36 in Best Universities in the West.
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report 2016 Edition—America’s Top Colleges: #12 Western Regional Universities.
  • Named “One of Higher Ed’s Better-Kept Kept Secrets” in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 edition.
  • Ranked by Princeton Review 2017 as one of the Best 381 Colleges.
  • Named by Washington Monthly 2016 among the Top 30 Nationally for the Public Good.
  • Payscale.com - Graduates’ Salaries Rank in the Top 25% of Colleges Business Students
  • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), considered the gold-standard for higher education accreditation in the United States. 
Do I need to purchase my own books?

Yes. Book information and where to purchase is emailed to you four weeks prior to the start of your program so you have enough time to prepare.

Do I need to purchase health insurance?

All international students are required to purchase and maintain health insurance throughout the duration of their academic program at the University of Redlands. The University strongly recommends that students review their health insurance policies to ensure their policy provides coverage/benefits to the health care facilities located near their campus location.

All currently enrolled students can use the Student Health Center regardless of their insurance. Medical visits are free; however, there is a charge for lab tests, immunizations, and prescription medications. The Student Health Center does not process or bill insurance.

Minimum Health Insurance Requirement for International Students

To satisfy program requirements, you must maintain health and emergency evacuation insurance during your entire program that meets the minimum standards set by the University of Redlands with respect to the following:

  • Medical benefits: at least US $100,000 per person per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains: US $25,000
  • Medical evacuation: US $50,000
  • Deductibles not exceeding US $500 per accident or illness

 

International students enrolled in a School of Business program may  use their current insurance or purchase insurance through any provider they choose, as long as the limits above are met. Major providers include ISO Insurance or GeoBlue.

Regardless of which option students choose they must supply proof of coverage no later than 2 weeks prior to their program start date.

Will I need to obtain a visa?

Yes. International students studying in the U.S. need an F-1 or J-1 visa.

International students who receive an I-20 from the University of Redlands will not be granted an I-20 transfer until the completion of two consecutive eight week terms.

Where will I live?

You may choose to live in University of Redlands housing or find housing in one of the many apartment buildings close to campus.

Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS?

A TOEFL minimum score of 213 for the computer-based test or 80 for the Internet-based test is required for international students whose primary language is not English.

An IELTS minimum score of 6.5 will also satisfy the language requirement.

Are student services provided?

Yes, students will be assigned to a Student Services Manager who assists students with academic schedules, course changes, and tutoring requests.

The University’s Armacost Library offers full academic library services on campus and via the Internet.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as a catalyst to the campus community on matters related to diversity, multicultural programming and cultural pluralism.

Is there a mentoring program?

Yes. The School of Business mentoring program provides students with an opportunity to be paired with a seasoned professional—often a University alumni—to help students fulfill their professional and personal aspirations, build self-confidence and support overall academic and career success.

Is there a scholarship for international students?

Yes. For those eligible students, there may be up to 15% off of the tuition. Students may also qualify for other program-specific scholarships. 

Can I get an internship or job?

While an internship or job cannot be guaranteed, students have full use of the Professional Development Office on campus which does often supply internship and job interviewing opportunities. Additional services from this office include:

Focus II Online Assessment and Planning

Professional Coaching

Internship and Employment Strategies

Resume, Cover Letter and Personal Statement Critiques

Employment and Interview Preparation

Workshops and Class/Group Presentations

UR Professional Network of Alumni, Parents and Friends

How many courses will I take and when are they offered?

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) consists of 12 courses.

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) consists of 13 courses.

The Master of Management consists of 9 courses.

Students take one or two classes per term. Each term is 8 weeks long.

Classes are held in the evening from 6-10 pm and some Saturdays

How long to do the programs take?

Master of Business Administration: 12 or 24 months, depending on the program chosen

Master of Management: 18 months

Master of Information Technology: 12 or 24 month, depending on the program chosen

Do I need to take the GMAT or GRE?

The GMAT and GRE are not required, however, applicants are welcome to send scores as an additional optional piece of the application 

When is the deadline to apply?

There are different deadlines for each term. Please see the international deadlines page for these dates.

How much do the programs cost?

The Master of Science in Business Administration, the Master of Management and the Master of Science in Information Technology cost $33,327 (with international scholarship.)

There is no application fee. 

Who will be my point of contact at the University?

For admissions-related inquiries, please contact our Director of International Recruitment, Brian Jauregui.

+1-909-748-8856

brian_jauregui@redlands.edu

How many students will be in my classes?

The average class size is 20.

When do I need to arrive in the US?

Students will need to arrive a week before classes begin in order to attend international student orientation.

Learn more about start dates on our international deadlines page.