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Master of Business Administration


As a full-time MBA student, you’ll begin your education in the fall semester. Know your deadline and plan ahead so you have plenty of time to take the GMAT and provide all necessary documentation. The priority scholarship deadline is Jan. 15. Review the checklist below and get started on your application now. You’re automatically considered for scholarships once you’ve completed your application.

Application Deadlines

Scholarship priority deadline
JANUARY 15 View Scholarships >
Domestic deadline
JUNE 1 (Application Term: Sept. 1 - June 1)
International student deadline
MAY 1 (Application Term: Dec. 2 - May 1)

Admission Process


Fill out your application. When complete, submit it with the $65 fee.


Upload the following required documents to your online application:

Three essays
Current resume

Official transcripts must be mailed directly from your undergraduate institution to the Office of Graduate Studies, 213 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045. You can also deliver a sealed official transcript in person to the Admissions Office in Lawrence or the Edwards Campus.

Some universities (including KU) offer official, secure electronic transcripts, which should be sent from the degree-granting university directly to KU Graduate Admissions ( In your application, upload the receipt verifying the official transcript. The receipt should list the processing date and mailing address.


On the online application, enter email addresses for two recommenders. After you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send them an email requesting they complete a recommendation form for you.


Take the mandatory Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). It’s not necessary to submit scores before beginning the application process. Your file will be reviewed as soon as we receive your scores. Register here.

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students. If you received a baccalaureate degree (or higher) from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, or from an institution whose medium of instruction is English, this requirement is waived. This does not apply to degrees earned online.

Learn more about MBA programs

If you have questions about any of our MBA programs, fill out this quick form and an admissions officer will contact you.

Contact the MBA office
Lawrence MBA Office
124 Summerfield
Jinae Krieshok
MBA Director of Admissions
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