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At Olin, we look for people who intend to transform their careers into something more meaningful.

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 from varied backgrounds, skill sets, cultures, and talents.

Learn more about our streamlined application process.

Application Fee

There is no application fee for the Full-time MBA Program for Fall 2017 admission. 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.

Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 3, 2017December 15, 2017
Round 2November 30, 2017January 26, 2018

Round 3*

February 1, 2018March 23, 2018
Round 4April 10, 2018May 9, 2018

*International student priority deadline: 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.

After April 1 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

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 towards 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.

Caitlin Malone | MBA 2014

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