MSBA 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.
  • Submit official transcripts to:

Step 3: Three Letters of Recommendation

Step 4: Current Resume

  • Include all work and/or internship experience with dates of employment.

Step 5: Letter of Intent

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

Step 6: Official GMAT Scores

  • More information can be found at 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. A previously earned Graduate Degree that required GMAT/GRE scores
  2. All foundations completed with a B or better

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