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Custom MBA Admission Requirements

  • Application & fee
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation (required for Full-time, Weekend and Evening)
  • Resume
  • Test optional – GMAT/GRE Scores (submission is optional)
  • Interview (Full-time MBA only)
  • International student admission requirements [view requirements]

Submit your online application and the required application fee.

An essay explaining your interest in the program and your professional goals is required.

The Kellstadt Graduate School of Business requires official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions. The admission committee reserves the right to request official transcripts from universities where an applicant attended but did not complete a degree. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.

Full-time MBA applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from current or previous employers. Letters may be submitted through the online application or Be sure to include the name of the recommender and applicant's name on each letter.

All MBA applicants must also submit a professional resume that summarizes their work experience and educational background.

Interviews are required only for applicants to the Full-time MBA program. The admission committee may require applicants to other programs to schedule an interview if necessary.


Full-time MBA: The admission committee meets in February, April and July to make decisions on applicants. Full-time Cohort MBA applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships or graduate assistant positions should apply by April.

The Evening MBA starts in the fall, but students may submit their applications any time of the year. The admission committee meets in February, April and July to make decisions on applicants. 

Students may apply to enroll in any quarter. To ensure that you will be able to enroll in the quarter of your choice, we recommend that you apply by these dates:

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Learn more about Graduate Admission.

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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or