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Curriculum

Is the MBA program part-time or full-time?
It is a flexible evening program that can be accelerated and completed in as little as 21 months or up to 36 months. All classes are held in the evenings Monday through Thursday.

What areas of emphasis are offered?
Three areas of emphasis are currently offered - Entrepreneurship, Finance and Marketing. Three courses in a chosen area of emphasis are required.

When do classes meet?
Classes are offered Monday to Thursday starting at 6:30 p.m. to accommodate working professionals.

Can any classes be waived?
No, classes cannot be waived.

What is the Harvard Business School online course and do I have to complete it?
This short course measures students' statistics proficiency and is required of all students before beginning the program.

Admission

When are the application deadlines?

Fall (August) 2020

Applications are reviewed as they are received, and applicants should expect to receive an admission decision within one month of submitting a complete application. Remaining deadlines for fall 2020 are:

  • May 6, 2020: Final deadline for scholarship consideration; final deadline for international applicants requiring a student visa.
  • July 6, 2020: Final deadline for domestic applicants; candidates are strongly encouraged to apply well before the deadline.

Spring (January) 2021

We review applications for the spring semester on a rolling basis, and the admission committee strongly encourages applicants to apply early. Applications are reviewed as they are received, and applicants should expect to receive an admission decision within one month of submitting a complete application. Our final deadlines for application submission for spring 2021 are:

  • November 18, 2020: Deadline for international applicants requiring a student visa
  • December 2, 2020: Deadline for applicants who do not require a student visa

What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS?
International applicants must take the TOEFL or IELTS unless they received a high school diploma or bachelor's degree in the United States. You must score 80 or above on the Internet TOEFL or 75 or above on the paper TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.

Who should I have my transcript evaluated by?
International applicants must have their transcripts evaluated by the or World Education Service (WES) or the International Education Research Foundation (IERF).

Other

Can I tour the campus?
Absolutely, please contact the Graduate Division to set up a campus tour.

Can I sit in on a class?
Yes, depending on the type of class you would like to visit (e.g. finance, marketing), the MBA Office can arrange that for you. Please contact us at mba.office@lmu.edu.