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Business Analytics MBA Admission Requirements

  • Application & fee
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Test optional – GMAT/GRE Scores (submission is optional)
  • Interview (Full-time MBA only)
  • International student admission 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 one letter of recommendation from a current or previous employer. Submit the letter through the online application or Be sure to include the name of the recommender and applicant's name on the 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.


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 15
June 15
Winter December 1 October 15
Spring March 1 January 15
Summer June 1 April 15

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