Our students come from varied backgrounds; there is no one “right” or “wrong” background for a good PMBA candidate.

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Advance your career this year.

Applying to Olin is your first step to the next step up. Our Admissions Committee, using a holistic approach with both objective and subjective criteria, carefully considers every PMBA applicant. In other words, there is no one “right” or “wrong” background for a good PMBA candidate. Each entering class is comprised of students with varied backgrounds, talents, and interests.

We consider every applicant’s academic ability, leadership potential, professional experience, and career goals — and how well those are communicated to us.

Semesters of Entry

You can choose to enter the program in late August or mid-January.
  • Fall Semester — Attend core classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Spring Semester — Attend core classes with two sessions on Saturday.

Professional MBA Application Deadlines

Currently, the PMBA program is accepting applications for the Spring 2020 class. 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 deadlines
Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

September 5, 2019
September 26, 2019
Round 2October 10, 2019October 31, 2019

Round 3

November 15, 2019December 6, 2019

Round 4

December 4, 2019December 20, 2019

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.