Important Information for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

COVID-19 is hitting everyone in our community hard, emotionally and economically. Access to standardized tests has been impacted significantly. We’re here to help you, and we want you to be part of the Tippie community.

We've made the following changes to our Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 enrollment policies. See Admissions for full details.

  1. All Professional MBA courses in Fall 2020 will be delivered fully online
  2. The GMAT/GRE requirement has been suspended; no score is needed now (or at any point during the program)
  3. You are no longer required to be fully employed at the time of admission
  4. All application fees are waived through August 1, 2020

Get started—apply now

The process is similar whether you’re applying for full admission or PreMBA status, with some additional steps for international applicants.

In all cases, you’ll submit an application online, and attach your resume and transcripts. Applying for full admission means you’ll also need your GMAT or GRE score report, names of two references, and a personal essay. Here’s a checklist to get you started:

Full admission

Resume
Submit in online application. At least 18 months full-time, post-undergrad professional work experience required.

Transcripts
Bachelor's degree required. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded in online application. See details.

TOEFL or IELTS scores
Required for international candidates only.

Personal essay
Provide your one-page essay in online application.

Official GMAT or GRE score report*
Request score reports at mba.com or ets.org/gre. You may be able to waive the exam.

Application fee**
$60 domestic or $100 international

PreMBA status

Resume
Submit in online application. At least 18 months full-time, professional work experience required.

Transcripts
Bachelor's degree required. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded in online application. See details.

TOEFL or IELTS scores
Required for international candidates only.

Personal essay
Not required.

Unofficial GMAT or GRE score report
Not required.
 

Application fee
$0

*Waived for all Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 applicants. 
**Waived for all Fall 2020 applicants. 

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The details

Work experience

You should be fully employed and have at least 18 months of full-time, post-undergrad professional work experience before you start classes. Work experience earned after receiving your undergraduate degree can be counted toward that 18 month number—however, if you are a non-traditional student, we can consider work experience gained before your bachelor's. Applicants transitioning employment may be considered by exception.

Essay

If you're applying for full admission, you'll be asked to submit a one-page essay in the online application. You can copy/paste or upload a PDF or Word document. The essay question is:

  • Discuss your overall professional goals and how a degree from the Tippie College of Business will allow you to achieve those goals.

Plan your response so it reaches a max length of one typed page.