Full-time MBA Admissions
The application deadline for fall 2021 will be May 15, 2021.
We value a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives in our classroom, so we encourage applicants from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds to apply.
Our admissions committee will look at your application in its entirety. Your undergraduate transcripts and GMAT scores will indicate to us if you have the academic ability to be successful in a fast-paced program. We also look for a history that demonstrates goal setting and achievement. Our final consideration is the level of professionalism you exhibit throughout the application process and during your program interview.
Professional work experience is not required for admission to the full-time program.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. It is to your advantage to apply as early as you are ready. The admissions committee cannot predict the quality of future applications and is inclined to admit well-qualified applicants early in the process. In addition, early application ensures that you will receive a decision earlier.
The non-refundable application fee is $98 for domestic applicants and $148 for international applicants. We do not offer application fee waivers.
While you do not need to submit all of your application requirements at once, your application will not be considered for admission until we have received all required parts of your application.
Official Paper Transcripts can be sent to:
University of Oklahoma
Office of Graduate Admissions
731 Elm Avenue, Room 318
Norman, OK 73019
Official Electronic Transcripts can be sent to:
We require the GMAT or GRE from all full-time MBA applicants without exception. Test scores are valid for five years and we only consider your highest GMAT or GRE scores.
Which test you choose to take is entirely up to you, and we do not give preferential treatment to those who select one test over the other. If you choose to take the GRE, your score will be converted to a predicted GMAT score.
Provide a copy of an up-to-date professional résumé. Include information about full-time positions, military assignments, and significant part-time or summer work experiences. Résumés should also list education history with dates of attendance and graduation.
As part of the online application, you will be asked to respond to one brief, required essay question detailing why you want to pursue an MBA at OU and your future career goals (500 words maximum). Please do not use your personal statement to address how COVID-19 may have impacted your academic, personal, or professional plans. There is a separate, optional space dedicated to addressing these concerns in the Personal Information section of your online application. In addition, if you feel there are unaddressed gaps in your educational background or professional experience, you may also submit another optional brief statement (200 words maximum).
The admissions committee will contact you via email to schedule the interview at a mutually convenient time. Interviews can be conducted in-office, online through WebEx, or over the phone.
Requests for transfer credit are reviewed upon acceptance to the full-time MBA program. Courses must be from an AACSB-accredited institution with an earned grade of B or higher, taken within the last five years, and approved by the MBA department.
There are no prerequisites for the MBA program. The curriculum provides introductory business courses at the graduate level
Letters of Recommendation are optional. If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, follow the prompts on the online application.
Reapplying the following year, after being denied, does not hamper your chances of being admitted into the program. We will evaluate your application as brand new and not consider the previous denial. If you want to improve your application and are unsure of how to better your chances, feel free to reach out to us. We would be happy to discuss how you can improve your application.
Deadline for international applicants remain May 17th.
All international applicants must provide evidence of financial support for their first year of study. Applicants can wait until they have been accepted to proceed with providing this documentation.
The non-refundable application fee for international applicants is $148.
The language of instruction at OU is English. Adequate English language skills are essential to academic success. If English is not your first language, you will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency before admission. The MBA program requires a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.