How to Apply for the Flex MBA

At Olin, we try to make the application process as streamlined as possible. We ask you to submit the information that is relevant and necessary for us to make an informed decision about your candidacy.

Flex MBA Application Deadlines | Fall 2024

Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and admission decisions will be made one to two weeks after completed applications have been submitted. Applications must be turned in by the “Priority” deadline to be considered for scholarships.

Application Due by
Early March 13, 2024
Priority May 22, 2024
Final July 24, 2024

Application Process

Our application process requires submitting a complete online application. You must include the required items listed below:

  • One-Page Resume
  • Academic Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Required Essay: We believe that people often carry their personal values into their professional lives. Please share with us a value that is important to you, and describe how that value connects to your career aspirations. (500-word maximum)
  • Application Video: You will receive a unique link via email after you submit your other materials.

Applicants may choose to submit the following optional items at their discretion:

  • Optional Essay: Is there anything else you would like to share? If so, please provide any additional information not previously addressed in the application that would help the Admissions Committee assess your candidacy. (250-word maximum)
  • Standardized Test Scores (GMAT or GRE): Standardized tests are recommended but not required. Candidates should review our test policy description below to determine the best course of action for their particular set of circumstances.
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Flex MBA Admissions Documents and Policies

  • GMAT or GRE

    Standardized tests (GMAT or GRE) are one part of the application process used to evaluate academic ability. Submission of test scores is not required but is recommended for most candidates. It is up to each applicant to decide how best to submit their strongest case for admission. For those who choose not to submit a test score, the Admissions Committee will carefully consider how past academic and professional experiences have prepared them for the academic rigor of the program. In particular, the committee will consider:

    • A strong undergraduate GPA from a US institution;
    • Demonstrated quantitative skills in prior academic and/or professional experience;
    • An advanced or terminal degree (e.g., JD, MD, PhD or quantitative MS degree);
    • A quantitatively oriented professional certificate (e.g., CPA, CFA);
    • An officer’s rank in the military; or
    • Performance on an expired GMAT or GRE.

    Test scores must be released when you submit your application. We can accept the online versions of the GMAT and GRE. See your program requirements for more information.

  • Transcripts and Academic Records

    Applicants must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution at the time of enrollment to be eligible for the program. Most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.

    You must show proof of your degree. Our Admissions Committee accepts unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores for the sole purpose of rendering an admissions decision.

    For most US institutions (and many non-US institutions), an official transcript sent directly from the university or college will include the degree awarded and the date conferred. If you have not yet graduated, the official transcript from the degree-granting institution should be sent as it becomes available.

    Transcripts must include all coursework taken and grades received for each course, plus any transcript instructions or descriptions provided by the institution. Transcripts for study abroad programs or transfer credits are not required if the course titles, grades and credit hours are included in the transcript of the degree-granting institution. 

    Credential evaluations of transcripts, such as WES or ECE, are not required.

    For students who graduated from non-US institutions where the academic transcript does not show the degree awarded and date of degree conferral, you must bring your diploma, diploma book or another equivalent document with you to St. Louis. When you arrive—and before classes start—bring your transcript to Olin’s  Graduate Programs Office for visual verification. These documents will be returned to you. ​

    International students must submit both an original-language document and an English translation.

    Upon acceptance, you must submit official transcripts and valid, official test scores (if included in your application) no later than two weeks before the start of orientation programming. Official transcripts may be submitted as follows:

    1. Electronic: An Official Electronic Transcript from your university emailed via eSCRIP-SAFE® or any other authorized provider, emailed to
    2. Mailed by your university in a sealed, official university envelope to:
      Washington University in St. Louis
      Olin Business School
      Graduate Program Admissions Office
      Knight Hall 310, CB 1156
      One Brookings Drive
      St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
      Phone: 888-622-5115
    3. In person: An official transcript from your university in a sealed, official envelope brought to:

      Olin Business School
      Graduate Programs
      Admissions Office
      Knight Hall, Room 310
      8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    If you have not yet graduated, the official transcript from the degree-granting institution should be sent as it becomes available.

    If your transcript does not show the degree awarded and date of conferral, you need to bring your diploma or equivalent document to St. Louis and present it to the Graduate Programs Office for verification before the start of classes.

    International students must submit both an original-language document and an English translation.

  • Application Interview Video

    Applicants to the Flex MBA program must submit a video interview as part of the application process. Once you submit your application to Olin, a unique URL link will be sent to your email address with instructions outlining the video submission process.

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Olin Business School - Knight Hall
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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