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 from varied backgrounds, skill sets, cultures, and talents.
Learn more about our streamlined application process.
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.
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.
|Application||Due by||Notification on or before|
|October 14, 2020||December 10, 2020|
|Round 2*||January 20, 2021||March 10, 2021|
|March 24, 2021||April 28, 2021|
|Rolling admissions||Ongoing||Three weeks after application completion|
*Priority deadline for international applicants: 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 March 24 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.
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.