Admissions at a Glance

Factors for Admissions

The BYU MBA program is high quality with low tuition. Because of this and other reasons, admissions into the program is highly competitive. Here are four factors the admissions office considers when determining admissions:

  • Work Experience: Two years is the minimum and four years is the average in positions that typically would require a degree. Most examples of working during studies strengthen an application but do not count towards the required experience. Progression is strongly preferred, which can be seen in earning a promotion, winning an award, taking on bigger projects, etc.
  • GPA: 3.5 is the average for admitted students
  • GMAT/GRE: 680 is the average for admitted students. GMAT waivers are available for select candidates, and the waiver request form is available here.
  • Personality/fit: The ideal classroom consists of students who are professional, confident, and accomplished; but who are also team players and will contribute to the overall classroom experience.

Timeline

The application opens September 1 for the next upcoming fall intake. Once an application is complete, you will hear a decision within three weeks knowing if your application was deemed competitive on paper and qualifies you for an interview. After the interview, a letter of admissions or rejection will be issued within two weeks.

Any questions can be directed to mba@byu.edu.