Admissions Criteria

  1. Academic Ability – Academic ability includes your ability to solve problems, test new methodologies, challenge assumptions, and reason. We look at your ability to absorb new material and think creatively and strategically to develop solutions to problems. Applicants must show evidence of a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in the United States of America or equivalent from a recognized international university. International applicants who received a degree from outside the U.S. must submit all official transcripts, diplomas, and marksheets to the International Education Research Foundation for a credential evaluation and request a Detail Report. International applicants should plan on this process taking up to four weeks to be completed. Applications requiring a credential evaluation will not be reviewed without a credential evaluation.

    • GMAT/GRE Score—675 avg. GMAT, 20th to 80th percentile (640–710); or GRE, 85th percentile on quantitative and verbal sections.
    • GPA—3.55 avg. Additional consideration given to the rigor of your undergraduate program and analytical courses taken. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is required for all applicants.
    • Bachelor’s degree. Degree must be awarded by an accredited university.
    • University transcripts. International students must provide transcripts in English along with credential evaluation. A TOEFL English score is also required for most international students.
    • Essay. Statement of purpose/letter of intent
  2. Work Experience – Gaining qualified work experience will not only help you better understand course concepts but also put you on solid footing for internships and job offers. We are particularly interested in work where you managed budgets and people and achieved strong results. Evidence of your career progression and leadership skills can be shown in your statement of intent, résumé, letters of recommendation, work experience, and interview with a member of the admissions committee. Interviews are conducted by invitation only to applicants deemed competitive for admission.

    • 2 years post-graduate, full-time work experience. Four years average.
    • Résumé.
    • Two professional letters of recommendation. We recommend at least one from a professional associate (i.e., a supervisor or colleague).
  3. Commitment to live the BYU Honor Code—The BYU Marriott MBA program is committed to developing individuals who will be an influence for good in the world through service to their families, professions, and communities. All enrolled BYU students are required to sign and commit to live by the BYU Honor Code while attending the university. While the university is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, membership in the Church is not required for admission to BYU. Applicants who are unfamiliar with the Church are encouraged to visit to learn more about BYU’s sponsoring institution.

    • Signed Honor Code commitment
    • Ecclesiastical endorsement

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