MBA Program Admission Process

Step 1: Complete Online Application

  • Complete the online application: Graduate School Application.
  • This is an electronic process that requires a $60 application fee due at the time of submission.

Step 2: Request Official Transcript(s)

  • Submit documentation showing all previous college coursework. If undergraduate degree was earned from the University of Montana, we do not require official transcript(s) to be submitted.
  • Send electronic transcripts to kendall.kihn@umontana.edu or by mail to: Kendall Kihn, 32 Campus Drive GBB L35, Missoula, MT 59812

Step 3: Three Letters of Recommendation

  • Submit letters provided by those qualified to attest to your academic potential or professional performance.
  • Names and email address are supplied during the application process and the letters will be electronically collected by the university

Step 4: Current Resume

  • Include all work experience with dates of employment.

Step 5: Letter of Intent

  • Address letter to the MBA Review Committee, 2-3 paragraphs in standard business format. Describe your objective for receiving an MBA, also outline your career highlights, achievements and goals.

Step 6: Official GMAT Scores

  • More information can be found at www.mba.com/us. The website provides a complete description, including test dates and locations. A score older than 5 years will not be accepted. Please review GMAT tips.
  • A GMAT waiver will be considered for those applicants who meet one of the following criteria by the application date:
    1. Joint Program Degree GMAT Waiver - A graduate entrance exam has been completed for another University of Montana graduate program and the applicant is seeking joint enrollment.
    2. Executive  GMAT Waiver - The applicant must demonstrate the following:
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional and/or military experience
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA achieved in undergraduate degree
And one of the following:

  • Possess both managerial (team leader, senior-level position, or project manager) and financial responsibilities (e.g., budgeting)
  • A terminal degree (JD, MD, PhD, etc.)
  • Have owned your own business with supporting documentation of ownership for at last five years

To be considered for the Executive GMAT Waiver, please submit a written request and your resume to kendall.kihn@umontana.edu . The written request must include the years of work experience and a description of relevant leadership /managerial experience in 250 words or less. 

International students

Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores. NOTE: The TOEFL is waived for students whose undergraduate degree is from an English-speaking school.

TOEFL Score Requirements
Paper Based 580
Computer Based 237
Internet Based 92

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission Deadlines Spring Admission Deadlines
February 1 October 1
April 1 December 1
July 1