Application Process

Class of 2018 Application Deadlines

November 1, 2017 Round 1 (Priority I Deadline for December Grads)
December 1, 2017 Round 2
February 1, 2018 Round 3
February 15, 2018 Deadline for international applicants
March 1, 2018 Round 4 (Priority II Deadline for May Grads)
April 1, 2018 Round 5
May 25, 2018 Final Deadline

Admission Reviews

Applications are accepted for summer admission only. The admissions committee uses a rolling admission process. Applications received by the deadline for each round are reviewed and evaluated as a batch. Subsequent applications will be evaluated in later batches based on receipt date and applicants will be considered for the remaining seats in the program at that time. The committee evaluates applications until the first week of classes or until the number of seats in the program has been filled.

In an application review batch, all application portfolios completed prior to the round deadline posted above will be considered. After evaluation by the admissions committee, each application will receive one of three decision outcomes:

  1. Invite to continue admission process. These applicants will receive an invitation from the MS Business office to schedule a personal interview (see below for additional details).
  2. Hold for next review round. These applicants will be reevaluated in the next round of reviews. These applicants do not receive any notice from the MS Business program or the Mays Business School. (Exception: No applications will receive this decision outcome in Round 5.
  3. Deny admission. These applicants will receive a final decision notice from Mays Business School.

Application decisions will be made based on a review of the entire application portfolio which includes an applicant’s grade point average (GPA), scores on GMAT/GRE, TOEFL or IELTS score (for international applicants), undergraduate transcript, résumé, written essay responses, and letters of recommendation.

Priority Deadlines

We recognize that most applicants to the MS Business program are currently completing their undergraduate degrees. To assist applicants in evaluating their post-graduation options, we use two priority deadlines. The Priority I deadline is for applicants who plan to graduate in December 2017. Completed application portfolios received by the November 1 Priority I deadline will be reviewed and receive an admission decision by November 17, 2017.

The Priority II deadline is for applicants who plan to graduate in May 2018. Completed application portfolios received by the April 1 Priority II deadline will receive an admission decision by April 13, 2018.

Personal Interview

After each application review batch, the admissions committee invites a subset of students to continue the admission process by participating in a personal interview. The interviews are by invitation only. The final admission decision is made after the personal interview.

Admission Decision

Students admitted to the program will receive a letter from the Mays Business School with an official offer of admission.

Admission Deposits

Upon notification of selection for admission, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to hold a seat in the class. This deposit will be applied to the tuition/fee statements of students who matriculate into the program. Individuals who ultimately do not begin classes in the program will forfeit the deposit. The deposit deadline will be communicated to admitted students after the admission offer is extended.