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Master of Business Administration Admissions

When you are ready to apply to the Master of Business Administration Program, please review the admissions requirements and application process below. 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 OMBA 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 program 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.

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.

4. Minimum score of 500 on the GMAT or 147/148 on the GRE OR qualify for a test score waiver; scores should be sent to Boise State’s code: 4018. The GMAT/GRE test score requirement may be waived for applicants with:

    • Three years of significant management experience and a 3.00 GPA in their undergraduate career
    • OR five years of significant management experience and a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate career
    • OR applicants who already possess a master’s- or doctoral-level degree with a minimum 3.00 GPA

Unsure if you qualify? Connect with a Student Success Coach to talk through GMAT/GRE waivers, your 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:

Semester Course Start DateApplication DeadlineMissing Documents DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
2nd 7-Week Start
October 17September 26October 3October 12October 15
1st 7-Week Start
January 9December 19December 19January 4January 7
2nd 7-Week Start
March 6February 13February 20March 1March 4
1st 7-Week Start
May 8April 17April 24May 3May 6
2nd 7-Week Start
June 26June 5June 12June 21June 24

*Students interested in financial aid are encouraged to apply 1 month prior to these posted application deadlines.

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