2024-2025 MBA Application Deadlines + Decision Release Dates

MBA application deadlines for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 of the 2024-2025 admissions cycle are listed below (with extra information about early decision and Round 4 / Round 5 deadlines at schools that offer them).

Applying in a future year?

Application deadlines don’t change much from year to year, so if you are planning to apply for an MBA in a future year, you can still reference this data. The application deadlines next year for a given MBA program are very likely to be similar to the ones this year for that same MBA program, meaning it is reasonable to base your MBA application timeline on whatever data is currently available.

Where deadlines have not yet been released, we have inserted a dash (-); we encourage you to check back soon for updated deadlines.

Top U.S. MBA Programs

Top U.S MBA Programs2024-2025 MBA Application DeadlinesNotification
Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 1Round 2Round 3
Harvard Business SchoolSep 4, 2024Jan 6, 2025Dec 10, 2024Mar 26, 2025
Stanford GSBSep 10, 2024Jan 8, 2025Apr 8, 2025Dec 5, 2024Apr 3, 2025May 29, 2025
UPenn WhartonSep 4, 2024Jan 3, 2025Apr 2, 2025Dec 10, 2024Apr 1, 2025May 13, 2025
Northwestern KelloggSep 11, 2024Jan 8, 2025Apr 2, 2025Dec 11, 2024Mar 26, 2025May 7, 2025
University of Chicago BoothSep 19, 2024Jan 7, 2025Apr 3, 2025Dec 5, 2024Mar 27, 2025May 22, 2025
Columbia Business SchoolSep 10, 2024Jan 7, 2025Apr 1, 2025Dec 20, 2024Mar 26, 2025May 15, 2025
Columbia Business School J-TermJun 18, 2024Aug 15, 2024
MIT SloanSep 30, 2024Jan 14, 2025Apr 7, 2025Dec 12, 2024Apr 4, 2025May 15, 2025
Dartmouth TuckSep 26, 2024Jan 6, 2025Mar 26, 2025Dec 12, 2024Mar 13, 2025May 1, 2025
Berkeley HaasSep 12, 2024Jan 9, 2025Apr 3, 2025
UVA DardenSep 5, 2024Oct 2, 2024Jan 7, 2025Oct 16, 2024Dec 11, 2024Mar 12, 2025
Yale School of Management (Yale SOM)Sep 10, 2024Jan 7, 2025Apr 8, 2025
Duke FuquaOct 1, 2024Jan 9, 2024Feb 20, 2024Dec 12, 2024Mar 14, 2025Apr 4, 2025
University of Michigan RossSep 9, 2024Jan 6, 2025Mar 24, 2025Dec 6, 2024Mar 14, 2025May 2, 2025
University of Texas, Austin McCombsOct 15, 2024Jan 15, 2025Apr 1, 2025Dec 17, 2024Mar 27, 2025Apr 29, 2025
Cornell University, Johnson
UCLA AndersonOct 1, 2024Jan 6, 2025Apr 14, 2025Dec 13, 2024Mar 27, 2025May 16, 2025
NYU SternSep 16, 2024Oct 16, 2024Jan 16, 2025Dec 1, 2024Jan 1, 2025Apr 1, 2025
Carnegie Mellon Tepper
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Emory GoizuetaOct 2, 2024Jan 6, 2025Mar 19, 2025Dec 4, 2024Mar 12, 2025May 7, 2025
USC Marshall
Georgetown McDonoughOct 1, 2024Jan 6, 2025Apr 2, 2025Dec 10, 2024Mar 20, 2025May 14, 2025
Indiana KelleyOct 15, 2024Jan 5, 2025Mar 1, 2025Dec 20, 2024Mar 15, 2025Apr 30, 2025
UW FosterOct 1, 2024Jan 7, 2025Mar 12, 2024Dec 20, 2024Mar 28, 2025May 15, 2025
Rice JonesOct 14, 2024Jan 6, 2025Mar 10, 2025Dec 9, 2024Mar 10, 2025Apr 21, 2025

Top International MBA Programs

Top International MBA Programs2024-2025 MBA Application DeadlinesNotification
Round 1Round 2Round 3Round 1Round 2Round 3
IESESep 26, 2024Jan 9, 2025Mar 20, 2025
INSEAD (Aug Intake)Sep 10, 2024Nov 5, 2024Jan 14, 2025Nov 15, 2024Jan 10, 2025Mar 21, 2025
INSEAD (Jan Intake)Mar 11, 2025Apr 22, 2025Jun 17, 2025May 16, 2025July 4, 2025Aug 22, 2025
Cambridge JudgeAug 27, 2024Oct 7, 2024Jan 6, 2025
London Business SchoolSep 6, 2024Jan 3, 2025Mar 24, 2025Nov 28, 2024Mar 25, 2025June 5, 2025
Oxford SaïdSep 2, 2024Oct 1, 2024Nov 1, 2024Oct 11, 2024Nov 8, 2024Dec 13, 2024
HKUST
Note: Please note that the 2024-2025 admissions deadlines for all the Top MBA programs have not been released yet. Once they are published on the official business school websites, we will promptly update the latest deadlines.
Application dates sometimes change throughout the MBA admissions cycle. Although we do our best to keep our information up-to-date, please see the business schools’ websites for confirmation.

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Other MBA Application Deadlines for U.S. and International Business Schools

Early Decision Deadlines

Columbia’s “Round 1” date listed above is considered “Early Decision” and is for August-entry applicants only. Candidates applying in this round indicate Columbia is their first choice, and must pay a nonrefundable $6,000 tuition deposit. 

Similarly, UNC Kenan Flager’s Round 1 date is treated as “Early Action” meaning applicants are committed to enrolling at the school upon acceptance and must pay a $3,000 deposit.

Early Action Deadlines

In addition to a traditional Round 1 deadline, the following schools have an “Early Action” deadline:

SchoolsDeadlineDecision
Duke Fuqua Sep 4, 2024Oct 18, 2024
UVA DardenSep 5, 2024Oct 16, 2024
Georgetown McDonoughSep 9, 2024Oct 30, 2024

Round 4 Deadlines

Finally, a few MBA programs offer a Round 4 deadline, which is the last application round of the year at those schools.

Business SchoolsDeadlineDecision
NYU SternApr 16, 2025Ongoing
UNC Kenan-Flagler
Georgetown McDonoughApr 28, 2025Rolling decisions
IESEMay 6, 2025
INSEAD (Aug Intake)Mar 4, 2025May 2, 2025
INSEAD (Jan Intake)Aug 5, 2025Oct 10, 2025
Cambridge JudgeMar 31, 2025

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