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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Our holistic approach to admissions.

OHIO's College of Business takes a holistic approach to considering a candidate’s application package, which means we'll consider all parts of your application so you have an opportunity to highlight your strengths.

Application Requirements

To be admitted to Ohio University's Professional MBA program, you must generally meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Two or more years of professional work experience
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • Official/certified transcripts (sealed) from all institutions of higher education attended
  • Professional statement
  • No GMAT or GRE required
  • TOEFL or IELTS required if English is not your native language

A maximum of six transfer credits are accepted from AACSB-accredited business schools or colleges. Some restrictions may apply. 

Application Deadlines

Professional MBA cohorts start in January and August. Admission to this program is selective, with a limited number of seats available for qualified candidates. We seat our cohort through several rounds of admission with dates listed below. Admission decisions are made after each round of admission, meaning that fewer seats are available in later rounds. Apply to the earliest round for maximum consideration for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 cohorts.  After you apply, you may be invited to interview for a spot in the program.

If you would like to join the cohort that will start the program in January 2021, apply by September 15, 2020, for maximum consideration. These applications are reviewed first, and decisions will be announced by October 16 so you can start planning early for your future. If the cohort fills before the last round of admission, qualified candidates will be invited to interview for a seat in the Fall 2021 cohort. 

PMBA January 2021 Start

Round App Deadline Interview Day 1 Interview Day 2 Decision Day Final App Deadline
Round 1 Sept. 15, 2020 Sept. 28, 2020 Sept. 30, 2020 Oct. 16, 2020  Nov. 30, 2020
Round 2 Oct. 31, 2020 Nov. 16, 2020 Nov. 18, 2020 Dec. 4, 2020
Round 3 Nov. 30, 2020 Dec. 7, 2020 Dec. 9, 2020 Dec. 18, 2020

 PMBA August 2021 Start

Round App Deadline Interview Day 1 Interview Day 2 Decision Day Final App Deadline
Round 1 Feb. 15, 2021 March 1, 2021 March 3, 2021 March 19, 2021 June 30, 2021
Round 2 March 31, 2021 April 14, 2021 April 16, 2021 April 30, 2021
Round 3 May 15, 2021 June 2, 2021 June 3, 2021 June 18, 2021
Round 4 June 30, 2021 July 14, 2021 July 15, 2021 July 30, 2021

Additional Information on Admission Rounds

All dates are subject to change.  The admissions committee must receive at least one letter of recommendation, in addition to the other application materials, in order to consider extending an invite to interview.  If an application is not complete enough to invite to interview at least 5 days prior to the next scheduled interview day, applicants will instead be considered for the following scheduled interview day.  Interviews typically (but not always) take place in the afternoon. 

Following the interview, and assuming that an application is complete, applicants should receive communication on an admission decision on or before the listed decision day.  If not complete by that date, a decision will be made as soon as the application become complete and the admissions committee reviews the materials. 

Applicants who have attended universities outside of the United States should be aware that review of international documents requires more time, and interview and admissions decisions may take place later than the listed dates.

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