MBA Application Deadlines for 2023-2024
The MBA application season is in full swing! Most top business schools have released their MBA application deadlines for 2023-2024. Some schools have also officially opened their applications, and many have shared essay questions.
If you are applying in Round 1, now is the time to get started. By July, we recommend that Round 1 applicants have solidified their test score, drafted their MBA resume, selected their recommenders, and honed their ‘personal brand’ (i.e., what they’ve done, what they want to do, and why they need an MBA to do it). There is still time to catch up if you are behind, but don’t delay much longer or you risk sacrificing the quality of your applications – the first of which can take 50+ hours to complete!
Remember, when you apply matters. Early action programs tend to have higher acceptance rates but are typically binding commitments. Round 1 is the optimal round for most applicants, especially those with 4+ years of work experience or who are applying from an over-represented background like consulting. But at the end of the day, the most important factor is what you submit. So, weigh the factors but don’t sacrifice quality for speed (see our longer article on Round 1 vs. Round 2 if you’re on the fence).
If you can’t put forth your best effort for all of your target programs in Round 1, it is possible to split your applications between Round 1 and Round 2. Just know that you may have to commit to a Round 1 school before receiving a final answer from your Round 2 schools – prioritize accordingly.
Here are the MBA application deadlines for 2023-2024 that have been announced so far. Please note that we did not include Round 3 deadlines below as they are not ideal for most applicants (see footnotes for exceptions).