MBA Application Process

Fisher's MBA program operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications are reviewed as they are received and admissions decisions are made within four weeks of receipt of a completed application.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions if you have questions about the application process.

Semester Entry Options

  • MBA: Fall, spring, and summer entry

General Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation which can be submitted online. Please refer to the online application for instructions.
  • Current résumé and personal goals statement
  • Results of the TOEFL (if native language is not English)
  • Graduate Transfer Credit Request Form [pdf] and supporting documents (if applicable)

Specific MBA Application Requirements

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required. This exam can be waived if the applicant has:

  • An undergraduate business or business related degree with an overall grade point average of 3.3 or higher
  • An advanced degree

MBA Program Requirement Waivers

Upon meeting all admission requirements, students may be eligible for waiver(s) from foundation courses based on prior academic preparation at a regionally accredited institution.

  • Waivers require a minimum grade of "B" or higher in equivalent coursework.
  • In the case of GMGT 573 and GMGT 580 a "B" average is required for the two required classes.
  • Courses must have been taken within the last 10 years from the semester the student will enroll.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit is accepted with scores of 4 or 5 on the exams.
  • Applicants may be asked to provide additional supporting documentation to help with specific course evaluation.
MBA Program Requirement Waivers
Graduate CourseGeneral Waiver EquivalentsFisher Equivalents
GMGT 573 - Financial Accounting Fundamentals Principals, Fundamental or Managerial Accounting I and II ACCT 101 and ACCT 102
GMGT 576 - Statistics for Managers Statistics ECON 221
GMGT 579 - Organization Structure and Process Organizational Behavior MGMT 211
GMGT 580 - Economic Foundations and Practice Microeconomics and Macroeconomics ECON 105 and ECON 106
GMGT 585 - Managerial Finance Corporate or Managerial Finance FIN 315
GMGT 590 - Operations Management Operations or Production Management MGMT 409