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PMBA Application Requirements and Deadlines

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 graduate level 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 2022 and Fall 2022 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 August 2022, apply by February 15, 2022, for maximum consideration. These applications are reviewed first, and decisions will be announced by March 18 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 Spring 2023 cohort. 

PMBA Fall 2022 (August) Start

Admission Round Application Deadline Interview Day 1 Interview Day 2 Decision Day
Round 1 February 15, 2022 March 2, 2022 March 4, 2022 March 18, 2022
Round 2 March 31, 2022 April 13, 2022 April 15, 2022 April 29, 2022
Round 3 May 15, 2022 June 8, 2022 June 9, 2022 June 24, 2022
Round 4 (final round) June 30, 2022 July 13, 2022 July 14, 2022 July 29, 2022

PMBA Spring 2023 (January) Start

Admission Round Application Deadline Interview Day 1 Interview Day 2 Decision Day
Round 1 September 15 2022 September 28, 2022 September 30, 2022 October 14, 2022
Round 2 October 31, 2022 November 16, 2022 November 18, 2022 December 2, 2022
Round 3 (final round) November 30, 2022 December 7, 2022 December 9, 2022 December 16, 2022

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 becomes 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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