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Master of Business Administration Admissions

When you are ready to apply to the Online Master of Business Administration (MBA), please review the admissions requirements and application process. If you have questions or need additional assistance with any of the steps, contact your student success team at (208) 426-5921 or

Candidate Profile

Boise State Online MBA candidates possess a high degree of motivation, professional work experience, strong managerial potential and an aptitude for graduate study. Our Online MBA students come from diverse backgrounds, including engineering, social sciences, liberal arts, business, and health care.

The Online MBA is designed for students from every industry and undergraduate background. No prerequisites are required.

Our curriculum is relevant, applicable and built for working professionals to use the next day at work. It is important that students are prepared academically and experientially to succeed in the program.

Admission Requirements:

The admissions committee will review and evaluate prior academic performance, leadership experience, professional experience, aptitude for graduate study, writing skills, general motivation and managerial attributes based on the admission standards set by the College of Business and Economics for graduate business programs. No GMAT or GRE required.

A well-qualified Online MBA candidate will possess:

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher

  • Applicants with a 2.75-3.00 GPA may be considered for provisional admission.
  • If an applicant’s GPA in their last two years (60 credits) of study is better than an overall cumulative, the higher GPA will be considered
  • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.75 are considered on a case-by case basis and must show significant work experience. Talk to an enrollment specialist to see if you may qualify.

3. Two years of significant, full-time management experience

This is experience where applicants have managed people, budgets and customer accounts beyond a basic supervisory level. For example, roles where applicants have been responsible for hiring/firing, company training, fiscal management, and/or contract negotiations would typically qualify.

Please note

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning. All official admission standards are published on the graduate catalog site.

Unsure if you qualify? Connect with a student success coach to talk through your qualifications, GPA or any other admissions questions you may have.

Application Deadlines by Semester

Admission is offered every seven weeks each fall, spring and summer semester. Space is limited, so early application is recommended. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. The priority deadlines to submit materials are:

Application Deadlines Table

Semester Course Start DateApplication DeadlineMissing Documents DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
1st 7-Week Start
August 19July 29August 5August 14August 17
2nd 7-Week Start
October 14September 23September 30October 9October 12
1st 7-Week Start
January 13December 16December 16January 8January 11
2nd 7-Week Start
March 10February 17February 24March 5March 8

*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply one month prior to these posted application deadlines.

Before You Apply

Watch our application process video to learn what to expect and get tips from Eliseo Che, a Boise State Online student success coach. You can also call a student success coach today at (208) 426-5921 and we’ll walk you through the admissions process and answer any questions.

Note: The application process video focuses on the Boise State Graduate College application. You will need to take additional steps to apply to the Online MBA program.

This video is available with closed captions and a transcript.

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