Olin's full-time MBA features global immersion in business capitals such as Shanghai

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​Full-Time MBA Admissions

​Transform your career with a truly global MBA. 

Admission to the Olin MBA Program is competitive. Each applicant is carefully considered by the Olin Admissions Committee—using both objective and subjective criteria—and there is no formula used to arrive at a decision. Rather, the Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to candidate evaluation with specific interest in your academic ability, professional potential, leadership qualities, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated achievements, motivation and diversity.

We purposely maintain a relatively small class size. The consequence of this choice is that every student matters. As we craft a class, we value and seek diversity by accepting candidates with varied backgrounds, skill sets, cultures and talents.

Learn more about our streamlined application process.

Test Requirements

Although we recommend submitting a test score, GMAT and GRE waivers are available. Please review the waiver criteria on the Apply page.

Application Fee

There is no application fee for the Full-Time MBA Program. At Olin, our goal is to consider every candidate who has a serious interest in our school and our program regardless of ability to pay an application fee.

Application Deadlines

Admissions decisions are made for applications submitted by 11:59 PM Central Time according to the deadlines for each round noted in the table below.

Summer 2024

Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 5, 2023
November 9, 2023
Round 2
November 1, 2023
December 14, 2023

Round 3*

January 5, 2024
February 29, 2024

Round 4

March 1, 2024
April 18, 2024

Final Domestic Only (or SEVIS Transfer)

April 15, 2024May 16, 2024
Rolling admissionsAfter April 15, 2024Before program start

*Priority deadline for international applicants living outside the United States: Applications may be submitted after the international priority deadline. However, please ensure that your file is complete at the time of application in order to avoid any processing delays.

Transfer Credits

Olin Business School will accept up to nine credits of graduate-level coursework taken at other AACSB-accredited institutions if the grades earned are “B” or above, the Academic Review Committee judges the courses to be equivalent to Olin classes in quality and content, and the credits have not been used toward the completion of another degree. Please submit the course syllabus and transcript to your academic advisor for any classes you’d like to be considered for transfer credit. The review process takes at least two weeks to complete. Please note, no transfer credit will be awarded until after the student has completed one semester here at Olin and is in satisfactory academic standing.

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