The University of Kansas - School of Business
The University of Kansas - School of Business
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Online MBA Admissions Requirements

The KU School of Business is proud to welcome students from all over the world to this engaging program. Our passionate and experienced faculty are preparing the next generation of business leaders with our online MBA.

Below, you'll find program requirements and other essential information for admission to the online MBA program. The admissions process for the online MBA is simple and straightforward, so you can get started quickly on advancing your career. We view applicants holistically, so there is no GMAT required for admission. Instead, we do require an Essentials Skills Assessment exam and offer waiver options for those who qualify.

Admissions Advisors are here to answer any questions you may have regarding the application and admissions process. Contact an Admissions Advisor at, or call toll-free at 855-639-7799. Please review the application checklist for the online MBA program before starting your application.

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Online MBA Program Requirements

To be eligible for acceptance into the KU School of Business online MBA program, prospective students must provide:

  • Completed online application
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent (with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale preferred)
  • Essentials Skills Assessment score or waiver
  • Resume or CV (two years or more work experience preferred)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee: $65 ($85 for international students)

Provisional admission may be offered to applicants who meet all requirements for admission but have a bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) with a 2.0-3.0 cumulative GPA from an accredited university. Provisional admission affords one semester of enrollment in the MBA program, at the conclusion of which a 3.0 GPA must be earned or the student is subject to dismissal.

Take the First Step Toward Accelerating Your Career

If you're ready to make your business career more financially and personally rewarding, the KU School of Business can help you achieve your goals. Have questions before you apply? Set up an appointment with a friendly Admissions Advisor for more information.


Application Deadline
August 3
Fall 2021 Term
Next Start
August 23
Fall 2021 Term


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