Completing the Admissions Process

As a student submitting admissions materials, it’s crucial you submit everything required, and on time. The materials checklist below lists the requirements. A Graduate Admission Committee reviews all application materials received for all College of Business Administration (CBA) graduate programs. Review our Graduate Application Flowchart for a visual representation of the process.

Deadlines - Domestic and International

Domestic Students
  • Fall Semester Start - July 15
  • Spring Semester Start - November 15
  • Summer Semester Start - April 15
  • Saturday MBA - Fall Start only – July 15
  • Fall Graduate Assistantship - March 1
  • Spring Graduate Assistantship - November 1
International Students
  • Fall - June 15
  • Spring - October 15
  • Summer - March 15
  • Fall Assistantship - March 1
  • Spring Assistantship - November 1

Online and Mailed Application Materials

To apply, you will need to complete an online application portion and send certain materials through the mail by the deadline.

To apply, complete all the following steps:

Step 1 : Complete the online application, which includes:

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • $45 for domestic students
  • $75 for international students
  • $45 reapplication fee

Step 2: Mail the following:

  • At least 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official transcripts
  • Standardized test scores
  • GMAT (send a copy of your results). Request to have the official copy sent to our office either when taking the test or after.
  • Students who have taken the GRE, MCAT or LSAT tests can request consideration for admission based on those scores. A minimum score of 50 percent on all sections of the test is expected. Students holding a Masters, Doctorate or Juris Doctor from an American university may request admission based on the Master's degree. The student's overall application will be reviewed and the GAC reserves the right to require the GMAT for admission. If a student without a Masters or Doctorate has not taken a test, the GMAT should be taken.

International applicants

In addition to the above requirements, please provide:

TOEFL or IELTS scores (International Applicants - minimum scores of 79 IBT or 550 PBT, and 6.5 on the IELTS are expected). This is your standardized test score. Declaration and Certification of Finances 

Mailing address: Graduate School
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2101

Standardized Test Scores

GMAT

The Graduate Admission Committee prefers that applicants have a minimum GMAT score of at least 500. It is unlikely that applicants with scores below this threshold will gain admission. For those applicants with scores slightly below this level, it is possible to submit a petition to the Admission Committee requesting provisional admission. GMAT information is available at www.mba.com.

Other standardized tests: GRE, MCAT, LSAT

Beginning Fall 2012, students who have taken the GRE, MCAT or LSAT can request consideration for admission based on those scores. A minimum score of 50 percent on all sections of the test is expected.

Students holding a master’s, doctorate, or Juris Doctor from an American university may request admission based on the master's degree.

The student's overall application will be reviewed and the admission committee reserves the right to require the GMAT for admission. If a student without a Master's or Doctorate has not taken a test, the GMAT should be taken.

The College of Business generally does not offer an applicant admission without a GMAT score. If you have a non-business undergraduate degree and have not yet taken the GMAT, you could enroll as a non-degree student, which allows you to take up to nine (9) credit hours of Gateway or Foundation coursework while you prepare for the GMAT. However, please note that degree-seeking students have priority for enrolling in classes.

If you have questions, contact the Graduate Advising Office by phone at (330) 972-7043, or e-mail at grad.cba@uakron.edu.