The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree or certificate. Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse academic backgrounds greater access to our Online MBA or Graduate Business Certificate programs.
2023/2024 Application and Other Important Deadlines
There's no better time to begin your Online MBA or Certificate than now. We offer multiple start dates per year and the convenience of a fast application-to-start calendar so you don't have to apply months before you want to start your degree program.
|Term||Application Deadline||Registration Opens||Registration Deadline||Class Start Date||Class End Date|
|Fall 1 2023||July 31, 2023||June 1, 2023||Aug. 11, 2023||Aug. 21, 2023||Oct. 3, 2023|
|Fall 2 2023||Sept. 25, 2023||June 1, 2023||Oct. 6, 2023||Oct. 16, 2023||Nov. 29, 2023|
|Spring 1||Dec. 11. 2023||Nov. 1, 2023||Dec. 31, 2023||Jan. 8, 2024||Feb. 20, 2024|
|Spring 2||Feb. 12, 2024||Nov. 1, 2023||Feb. 23, 2024||Mar. 4, 2024||Apr. 16, 2024|
|Summer||Apr. 8, 2024||Mar. 1, 2024||Apr. 19, 2024||Apr. 29, 2024||June 11, 2024|
|Fall 1 2024||July 29, 2024||Jun. 1, 2024||Aug. 9, 2024||Aug. 19, 2024||Oct. 1, 2024|
|Fall 2 2024||Sept. 23, 2024||Jun. 1, 2024||Oct. 4, 2024||Oct. 14, 2024||Nov. 26, 2024|
Application Deadline: Application must be submitted via your Graduate Application Portal by this date to be considered for your desired term of entry.
Registration Deadline: Last day to register for courses in your desired term.
Payment Deadline: Students will be billed on the first business day after you register for classes. Payment is due on the last day of the month that you were billed.
The Application Process
Step 1. Start Application
The 2023 and 2024 Online MBA and Certificate applications are currently available. Your application will be reviewed when it is received along with all required materials. For the Online MBA, once you have started your application, select "MBA - Online" as your Degree of Interest.
Step 2. Submit Your Required Materials
A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university is required. Transcripts are required only from degree-granting institutions of bachelor's and higher degrees. The transcript from the institution you graduated from must show proof of degree. Transcripts are not required for transfer credits.
Unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores are acceptable for the evaluation process. You can upload unofficial copies of transcripts with your application.
If the Business School approves your application for admission, you will need to send official transcripts in order to complete the admission process and be eligible for future course registration.
It may take some time for your official transcripts to reach Baylor. If you are submitting your application close to or on the application deadline date, we encourage you to submit official copies of transcripts with your application. Baylor students and graduates need to request a Baylor transcript from the Registrar's Office: Request Baylor transcripts.
Review the delivery instructions for official transcripts.
A detailed current resume, indicating professional work experience, including start and end dates (month and year) for each position held is required. Provide accomplishments and skills acquired, including managerial experience.
A one-page cover letter is optional. The cover letter should include reasons why you are qualified for a place in the Online MBA or Graduate Business Certificate program and define how your participation will add value to the program, as well as explain any other useful information, just as if you were applying for a professional position.
While admission to the Baylor Online MBA or Graduate Business Certificate program is based on a holistic review of your file, the average work experience is between 7 - 10 years of full-time, post-graduate work experience. Your career progression will be considered as well as whether you have had direct reports, managed projects and budgets or held significant leadership roles.
Three Letters of Recommendation**
Include three professional letters of recommendation from employers or superiors who can attest to your talents, professional skills, work accomplishments and qualifications for consideration as a Baylor Online MBA student. Submit contact information for your three references when completing your application.
** Not required for certificate-seeking applicants.
English Language Tests: All foreign national applicants are required to provide a score from the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic test. Minimum scores are required.
Foreign Transcripts: If you are an international applicant or attended a foreign university, please follow the guidelines for foreign transcripts.