How to Apply

The Fox School of Business utilizes an online application process. Start and complete your application at your own pace through our Application Portal. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible while space is available in the program.

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If you have any questions about using the Application Portal, please contact an admissions representative for more details.

Admissions Criteria

When you apply to the Fox Online MBA, the Admissions Committee considers a number of factors:

  • Professional experience
  • Motivation to participate in and contribute to a highly interactive learning environment
  • Time and willingness to commit to attending classes and participating in program-related activities
  • Academic and professional aptitude
  • Managerial skills and experience
  • Potential for professional development

Application Requirements

Basic application requirements include:

Completed application

$60 application fee


College transcripts

(degree and non-degree)

Current resume

Two letters of recommendation

One required essay

(essay topic available through the Application Portal)

GMAT or GRE score

*Applicants may be considered for a GMAT waiver. See GMAT waiver details.

Admissions interview

conducted by invitation only, after an application has been submitted

GMAT Waiver

Applicants may be eligible for a GMAT waiver if they meet the following qualifications:

  • Possess managerial-level experience that demonstrates growth.
  • Hold an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited university.
  • Have a minimum of seven years of professional experience. Applicants with 7-10 years of experience must show a minimum 3.0 GPA from their undergraduate experience; applicants with more than 10 years of experience are exempt from the GPA requirement.
  • Candidates who have a terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.) are not required to produce GMAT scores, regardless of their level of work experience.

To receive GMAT waiver consideration:

  1. Start your application.
  2. Upload your transcripts from every college/university you have attended. (Unofficial transcripts may be submitted for GMAT waiver consideration.)
  3. Upload your resume. We recommend highlighting job responsibilities that show your quantitative skills and including any quantitative-focused professional certifications (Six Sigma, CFA, CPA).
  4. Email — be sure to include your full name and the email address associated with your application.

All GMAT waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Deadlines