MBA Application Deadlines

The following are the published MBA application deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season. We begin updating the deadlines for the new season as schools make their announcements regarding the upcoming cycle. If you’ve already applied, check out the admit notification dates chart.

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Deadlines by School

MBA
Program
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Location Region EMBA Rank Total
Enroll
Avg.
GMAT
Berkeley Haas Sep 20, 2020 Jan 14, 2021 Apr 5, 2021 Berkeley, CA West Coast Yes 8 502 717
Cambridge Judge Sep 7, 2020 Oct 19, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Mar 8, 2021 Cambridge, UK Europe Yes 24 200 696
Carnegie Mellon Tepper Oct 4, 2020 Jan 10, 2021 Mar 2, 2021 Pittsburgh, PA East Coast Yes 22 428 686
Chicago Booth Sep 24, 2020 Jan 12, 2021 Apr 1, 2021 Chicago, IL Midwest Yes 6 1185 726
Columbia CBS Oct 2, 2020* Apr 9, 2021 New York, NY East Coast Yes 4 1326 720
Cornell Johnson Oct 8, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Apr 8, 2021 Ithaca, NY East Coast Yes 15 580 700
Dartmouth Tuck Sep 28, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 Hanover, NH East Coast No 10 567 717
Duke Fuqua Sep 23, 2020 Oct 20, 2020 Jan 7, 2021 Mar 25, 2021 Durham, NC East Coast Yes 10 896 695
ESADE Oct 6, 2020 Nov 24, 2020 Jan 12, 2021 Feb 9, 2021 Barcelona, Spain Europe Yes 31 370 670
Georgetown McDonough Sep 28, 2020 Jan 6, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 Apr 26, 2021 Washington, D.C East Coast Yes 21 546 692
Harvard HBS Sep 8, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Cambridge, MA East Coast No 1 1871 729
HEC Paris May 4, 2020 Jun 8, 2020 Aug 14, 2020 Sep 14, 2020 Paris, France Europe Yes 28 540 690
IE Rolling Admissions Madrid, Spain Europe Yes 29 253 691
IESE Sep 1, 2020 Oct 6, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Mar 10, 2021 Barcelona, Spain Europe Yes 30 350 680
INSEAD Sep 11, 2020 Nov 6, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Feb 26, 2021 France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi East Coast Yes 11 1039 709
Kellogg Northwestern Sep 16, 2020 Jan 6, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 Evanston, IL Midwest Yes 5 1301 728
London Business School LBS Sep 11, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Mar 4, 2021 Apr 27, 2021 London Europe Yes 12 485 708
Michigan Ross Sep 14, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 Jun 1, 2021 Ann Arbor, MI Midwest Yes 14 801 708
MIT Sloan Oct 1, 2020 Jan 19, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 Cambridge, MA East Coast Yes 7 809 724
MIT Sloan Fellows** Oct 1, 2020 Jan 19, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 Cambridge, MA East Coast No 103 700
NYU Stern Oct 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021 New York, NY East Coast Yes 13 790 710
NYU Stern – Fashion & Luxury MBA Sep 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 New York, NY East Coast No 19 N/A N/A
NYU Stern – NYU Andre Koo Tech MBA Sep 15, 2020 Nov 15, 2020 Jan 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021 New York, NY East Coast No 20 N/A N/A
Oxford Said Sep 11, 2020 Oct 30, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 9, 2021 London Europe Yes 23 329 690
Rice Jones Oct 16, 2020 Rolling Admissions Houston, TX South No 26 226 690
Stanford GSB Sep 15, 2020 Jan 6, 2021 Apr 6, 2021 Stanford, CA West Coast No 2 833 737
Stanford MSx** Sep 15, 2020 Jan 6, 2021 Mar 12, 2021 Rolling Admissions Stanford, CA West Coast No 90 700
Texas McCombs Oct 13, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Mar 30, 2021 May 11, 2021 Austin, TX South Yes 17 521 699
UCLA Anderson Oct 2, 2020 Jan 8, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 Los Angeles, CA West Coast Yes 16 734 715
UNC Kenan-Flagler Oct 13, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Apr 12, 2021 Chapel Hill, NC East Coast Yes 19 574 700
USC Marshall Oct 15, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Mar 1, 2021 Apr 15, 2021 Los Angeles, CA West Coast Yes 27 441 708
Vanderbilt Owen Oct 12, 2020 Jan 11, 2021 Mar 29, 2021 May 15, 2021 Nashville, TN South Yes 20 341 691
Virginia Darden Sep 2, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Jan 4, 2021 Apr 7, 2021 Charlottesville, VA East Coast Yes 18 678 712
Wharton at Penn Sep 15, 2020 Jan 5, 2021 Mar 31, 2021 Philadelphia, PA East Coast Yes 3 1708 730
Yale SOM Sep 15, 2020 Jan 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021 New Haven, CT East Coast Yes 9 694 725

Asterisks, Caveats and Notes:
* The first deadline for Columbia , CBS, is the Early Decision deadline.
** MIT Sloan Fellows and Stanford MsX are mid career professional programs for 10+ years of work experience usually.

EMBA is the executive MBA and is geared towards professionals with 10+ years of work experience and managerial responsibilities. Learn more here.

Ranking order is a composite of different ranking reports merged with SBC’s client demand. It’s approximate.

We do our best to keep this list up-to-date. However, dates may change at the last moment.

Notification Dates by School

MBA Program Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Berkeley Haas December 17, 2020 March 25, 2021 May 13, 2021
Cambridge Judge
Carnegie Mellon Tepper December 9, 2020 March 10, 2021 May 6, 2021
Chicago Booth December 3, 2020 March 18, 2021 May 20, 2021
Columbia CBS
Cornell Johnson December 18, 2020 April 9, 2021 June 1, 2021
Dartmouth Tuck December 10, 2020 March 18, 2021 May 6, 2021 July 1, 2021
Duke Fuqua October 27, 2020 December 18, 2020 March 20, 2021 April 30, 2021
ESADE
Georgetown McDonough December 11, 2020 March 18, 2021 May 5, 2021 May 21, 2021
Harvard HBS December 10, 2020 March 30, 2021
HEC Paris
IE
IESE October 23, 2020 December 12, 2020 March 23, 2021 May 24, 2021
INSEAD November 20, 2020 January 22, 2021 March 19, 2021 May 7, 2021
Kellogg Northwestern December 9, 2020 March 24, 2021 May 12, 2021
London Business School LBS November 19, 2020 March 31, 2021 May 25, 2021 June 22, 2021
Michigan Ross December 4, 2020 March 17, 2021 May 5, 2021
MIT Sloan December 16, 2020 April 2, 2021 May 20, 2021
MIT Sloan Fellows**
NYU Stern January 1, 2021 February 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
NYU Stern – Fashion & Luxury MBA January 1, 2021 February 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
NYU Stern – NYU Andre Koo Tech MBA January 1, 2021 February 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
Oxford Said October 16, 2020 December 11, 2020 March 19, 2021 May 28, 2021
Rice Jones
Stanford GSB December 10, 2020 April 1, 2021 May 20, 2021
Stanford MSx**
Texas McCombs December 17, 2020 March 25, 2021 May 6, 2021 June 17, 2021
UCLA Anderson December 18, 2020 March 26, 2021 May 21, 2021
UNC Kenan-Flagler December 14, 2020 March 8, 2021 April 12, 2021 May 24, 2021
USC Marshall December 31, 2020 March 31, 2021 May 15, 2021 June 15, 2021
Vanderbilt Owen December 18, 2020 March 26, 2021 May 7, 2021
Virginia Darden October 7, 2020 December 9, 2020 March 17, 2021 May 5, 2021
Wharton at Penn March 25, 2021 May 11, 2021
Yale SOM December 8, 2020 March 26, 2021 May 18, 2021

Notes:
We do our best to keep this list up-to-date. However, dates may change at the last moment. Check the program sites for current information.

 

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