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 OnlineMBA@boisestate.edu.
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.
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 a regionally 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.
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 Date||Application Deadline||Missing Documents Deadline||Registration Deadline||Tuition Deadline
1st 7-Week Start
|August 21||August 7||August 7||August 16||August 19
2nd 7-Week Start
|October 16||September 28||October 4||October 11||October 14
1st 7-Week Start
|January 8||December 18||December 18||January 3||January 6
2nd 7-Week Start
|March 4||February 12||February 19||February 28||March 2
*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply one month prior to these posted application deadlines.