What we look for in applicants
We can't predict your standing based on test scores and work experience alone. We are also interested in learning about your values, goals and the impact you’ve had on your organization.
We value individuals who:
- Can motivate a team to drive impact
- Are not afraid to question the status quo and seek the non-obvious solutions
- Approach business problems with a mix of intellect, energy, and creativity
- Seek diversity in their networks and teams
- Are eager to dive in and collaborate with an engaged, ambitious community of peers
What we look for:
Work Experience is Recommended
- Intellectual ability
- Work experience
- Professional goals
- Interpersonal skills
We strongly recommend that you have at least two years of full-time work experience upon matriculation. The admissions committee believes work experience will enrich your academic experience and allow you to fully participate in classroom discussions and group projects.
Best Time to Apply
Applying early may be advantageous for grants, scholarships or on-campus housing preferences. Candidates who apply in Round 1 or 2 can also take advantage of our admitted-student weekends.
We admit candidates for all programs during all three rounds. We encourage international candidates to apply in Round 1 or 2 to allow time for visa processing. We also tend to admit One-Year MBA and MMM students in Round 1 or 2 to accommodate the programs’ early start date.
Candidates may not be considered for more than one program at a time. Please note that all application fees are non-refundable.
Updates to Your Application
You may submit employment changes, grades for recent classes, or new GMAT, GRE or TOEFL scores to your application after submitting it. We encourage you to add this update directly to your application. To do this, please sign in to your application and then add your update in the supplemental information page. Please note that there is no guarantee that we will consider this information prior to rendering a decision.
Deferral requests are rarely granted and considered on a case-by-case basis. We ask that you provide a detailed explanation for the request and appropriate documentation.
Applying with Your Spouse or Partner
If you are applying with your partner, each file is assessed independently. If you are applying with a partner, you may note this in the application.
Feedback on Denied Applications
We wish any denied candidates well in their future endeavors. We do not provide feedback to candidates who were denied admission.