The Indiana University Kelley School of Business Evening MBA program admits students on a highly competitive basis, consistent with other nationally ranked programs. Our goal is to bring together a cohort of motivated and talented students who will bring as much to this IU MBA program as they will take from it.
We admit students two times each year, in August and in January.
- For August Admission: Initial deadline - April 1 (Applications are accepted after the deadline on a space-available basis, up until June 1)
- For January Admission: Initial deadline - October 1 (Applications are accepted after the deadline on a space-available basis up until November 1)
Your Academic Credentials
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, which may be in any subject. Typically, the average undergraduate GPA of those admitted is 3.2. Most applicants have not had prior coursework in business.
Your aptitude for graduate work at Indiana University is based on an evaluation of your previous academic experience, work experience, and your performance on the GMAT. Admission decisions are based on the following:
Candidates for the Kelley Evening MBA Program are expected to have above average GMAT scores. In 2013, the average GMAT score of admitted students was 608. Applicants are strongly encouraged to thoroughly prepare before sitting for the GMAT exam.
If you have taken the GMAT in the last five years, you do not need to retake the test. Simply arrange to have Pearson-Vue send the official results directly to our office.
Your Contribution to the Learning Experience
Attention is given to the your full-time work experience and progression in job responsibilities. It is recommended that you have a minimum of two years full-time, continuous work experience prior to entering the MBA program. On average, students admitted to the Evening MBA Program have six years of professional work experience and have demonstrated leadership skills. In requesting recommendations, it is preferred that you select individuals from your work, academic or community service environment who have worked closely enough with you to address the areas of assessment on the recommendation form.
Your Ability and Willingness to Make the Commitment to Graduate Study
Our program is built on the premise that in a program with students who have substantial work and life experience, learning comes not only from the faculty and course materials but also from each other. Travel schedules, cross-functional responsibilities, and personal and community activities often divert attention from graduate studies. Your success and the success of your teammates depend on your ability and willingness to make a commitment to attend class sessions, participate in team sessions, and prepare for class.
Our Admissions Staff is available to meet with you to answer your questions about the Evening MBA Program. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about our program and how it can help you achieve your career goals.