Admission Requirements

LMU MBA Admission Requirements

Application Requirements

A completed application consists of the following, submitted online:

  • Application (online form)
  • $50 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official GMAT or GRE score (GMAT scores are sent to colleges/institutions within 20 days of your test date)
  • Two years of work experience is required.
  • International applicants that did not receive a high school diploma or bachelor’s degree in the United States or a foreign country where English is not the primary language must submit a TOEFL score or IELTS score
  • One official copy of all transcripts
  • Personal Statement (2-3 pages) 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume

Learn more about admission requirements for international applicants here.


All applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from a foreign institution. You are required to show evidence of college-level math (either business math or intermediate algebra) before you can enroll in quantitative MBA courses.

Average GPA

The average GPA of admitted applicants is 3.35.

Work Experience

Two years of work experience is required (internships are acceptable). The average work experience of admitted applicants is four years. LMU also offers an Executive MBA program that requires 8+ years of managerial experience.


You must provide official sealed transcripts supplied by all schools you attended. This includes any coursework done at community colleges, junior colleges, extension programs, post-secondary schools and other institutions. Request official transcripts be sent via email or mail directly to:

Loyola Marymount University
Graduate Admission Office
1 LMU Drive, Charles Von der Ahe Building, Suite 235
Los Angeles, CA 90045


We would like to see scores of 600 and above. Submit your highest GMAT score for consideration. In addition to the GMAT score, we review an applicant’s entire experience – both academic and professional.

  • You may take the GRE in place of the GMAT
  • Send GRE score directly to LMU, GRE code is 4403
  • You should have ETS send your GMAT score to LMU, GMAT Institution Code: MSX-XN-25
  • GMAT scores are sent to colleges/institutions within 20 days of your test date
  • LMU will consider GMAT scores that are below average if other application submissions indicate a strong performance profile


You may defer your acceptance for a maximum of one year. After one year, you must reapply. Admission is not guaranteed at a later time.

Spring 2020 Application Deadline

All applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served and space-available basis.

 U.S. StudentsInternational Students
Completed Application Deadlines December 2, 2019 November 18, 2019
Notification By December 18, 2019 December 2, 2019

Start the online application process here. (Note: You will be redirected to Graduate Admission.)

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

On-line applications for Fall 2020 are available here.

All applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served and space-available basis.

   Completed Application Deadlines
(U.S. & International Students)
Notification By
Round 1 November 1, 2019 December 31, 2019
Round 2 January 5, 2020 March 15, 2020
Round 3 March 1, 2020 May 15, 2020
Round 4 May 1, 2020 June 15, 2020

Round 5

We will continue to accept applications after May 1, 2020 until all spaces are full.