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

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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.

Professional MBA Application Deadlines

You can choose to enter the program in January or September. 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. Applications received after the final deadline will be reviewed on a first-come. first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will shift to subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Fall 2022 - Application deadlines
Due byNotification on or before
Round 1November 16, 2021
December 8, 2021
Round 2January 12, 2022
February 2, 2022
Round 3March 16, 2022
April 6, 2022
Round 4May 18, 2022
June 1, 2022
Round 5June 15, 2022
July 6, 2022
Round 6July 14, 2022
August 3, 2022

Application for Spring 2023 is now open.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Completed applications will receive notification within 3 weeks of completion.

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.