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Our MBA curriculum is designed for anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree, even if they have no prior business education background. The Working Professional MBA program is designed for students who are employed full-time, while completing the program on a part-time basis.

As a Working Professional MBA student, you can begin in the fall or spring semester. Whatever start point you choose, know the deadline and plan ahead. Allow plenty of time to take the GMAT and provide the necessary documentation. Review the checklist below and get started on your application now.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline – June 1
  • Spring deadline – Dec. 1

Admission Process


Fill out your online application for admission here. Submit with a $65 application fee.


Upload these documents in your online application:

Three essays
Current resume

On the last page of 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.


In the application form, enter email addresses for two recommenders. We’ll send them an email requesting they complete a recommendation for you.


Submit your Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores. Register here.

Students who successfully complete all five courses in the Foundations of Business Certificate with a 3.5 GPA or higher are eligible for a GMAT waiver for regular admission into the MBA program.

Your application will be reviewed as soon as all five steps are complete. You don’t have to wait to complete the GMAT before you begin the application process.


International Students:

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international students. If you received a baccalaureate degree (or higher) in residence from an accredited English-medium U.S. college or university or a college or university in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, English-speaking province of Canada, or an English-speaking Caribbean country, with instruction conducted in English, you will not be required to provide English proficiency scores. Degrees earned online may not be used to verify English proficiency. 

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
3155 Capitol Federal Hall

Jinae Krieshok
MBA Director of Admissions

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Get them answered at an upcoming info session. We'll provide lunch. Get a chance to talk with our MBA admissions director at KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

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