How to Apply

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to be assured a spot in the program and to be considered for the more lucrative scholarships.

Admission Criteria

Application for Admission

Official Transcripts

    • Students must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university before starting the program
    • Submit official transcripts from every college or university you have attended

GMAT or GRE test scores

    • Admission eligibility is based in part on the student’s GPA, calculated over the last 30 hours, and a satisfactory score on the GMAT Exam OR GRE Exam
    • GMAT and GRE test scores should be sent to Boise State University’s code: 4018
    • GMAT: Ideal candidate will have a score of around 550 and a GPA around 3.3
    • GRE: Ideal candidate will have a score of around 155/155 (new test standards) and a GPA around 3.3
    • Students applying for Financial Aid and should take the GMAT or GRE no later than January. All other applicants should take the GMAT or GRE no later than March
    • For more information on the GMAT, see our Exams page
    • “Fast Track” Admission Option waives the GMAT/GRE requirement:
      • For a student with an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 for STEM majors or 3.6 GPA all other majors (GPA calculated using the last 30 hours)
      • OR for applicants with 3 years of significant management experience and a 3.5 GPA in their undergraduate career
      • OR who already possess a master’s or doctoral-level degree and a  3.5 GPA in their graduate career

Please notify the Career Track MBA Director if you would like to be considered for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

International students

International students must complete the TOEFL exam with a score of 587/240/95 or IELTS score of 6.5 or better. They may be asked to provide a statement of adequate funding and certified English translations of transcripts. Please visit the Admissions Website for details.

The steps below should be completed and uploaded on the Apply Yourself online application portal. Once you submit your online application and select the Career Track MBA program, you will be able to upload the following application materials. Note: You may be admitted to the Graduate College once you submit your application, send your transcripts and pay your fee, however, you must complete the following before being considered for admission to the Career Track MBA program.

Resume

A current detailed resume highlighting your professional work and/or volunteer experience. Do not be concerned with brevity. Please include start and end dates (month and year) for each position held, and indicate full or part-time. You must also include three additional references (names and contact information – no letter required). Please include different reference than the people filling out the recommendation forms.

Essays

Please answer the following questions. Essays should be double spaced.

    • Required:
      1) Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating. What did you learn from the experience? (maximum 500 words)
      2) Each of our applicants is unique. Describe how your background, values, academics, and/or leadership skills influenced your career goals. How do you expect a Boise State MBA to help you achieve these goals? (maximum 750 words)
    • Optional:
      Is there anything you would like to share with the MBA Admissions Committee in considering your application? (maximum 500 words)
    • Required for re-applicants only:
      Since your previous application, what are the steps you’ve taken to strengthen your candidacy?

Recommendation Forms (optional)

Please submit two recommendations: The recommendations are to be completed by a person who has been your direct supervisor in a professional setting or your professor in an academic setting. The on-line application system will ask for the name and email of the two people who will be recommending you. They will then be sent instructions on how to complete the recommendation forms and/or letter.

Personal Interview

Once all of your application materials have been processed, we will contact you to schedule your interview.

Deadlines

    • No Deadlines for program admission (we have rolling admission and will accept applications through summer or until all seats have been filled)
    • Deadline to apply for Graduate Assistantship applicants is March 1 but you will need to be accepted to the program (or close to completion to be considered for the Graduate Assistantship)
    • GEM Scholarship applicants preferred deadline is February 15