College of Business > Academics > School of Hospitality Leadership > Graduate Programs > Hospitality Leadership (MBA) > Admission Requirements
online application and the $60
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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:
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