MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2018

Deadlines for MBA programs starting between January and May 2018 in the US, Europe and worldwide

Most programs in the US, Europe and the rest of the northern hemisphere offer MBA programs starting in the fall each year.

However, some schools offer an alternative start date in the spring i.e. the first half of the calendar year. Most schools in the southern hemisphere start their programs in the first half of the calendar year, as that is their fall.

Here we list more than 30 MBA programs starting in the spring - or first half - of 2018.

Always remember to double-check a school's website for updated information.

Europe

INSEAD: MBA, January 2018 intake (class of December 2018)

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: March 15
  • Round 2: May 3
  • Round 3: June 14
  • Round 4: July 26

HEC Paris: full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: January 1
  • Round 2: February 1
  • Round 3: March 1
  • Round 4: April 1
  • Round 5: May 1
  • Round 6: June 1
  • Round 7: July 1st
  • Round 8: August 15
  • Round 9: September 15
  • Round 10: October 15
  • Round 11: November 15

IMD Business School:MBA, January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: February 1
  • Round 2: April 1
  • Round 3: June 1
  • Round 4: August 1
  • Round 5: September 1

IE Business School: International MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Rotterdam School of Management: full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: April 24
  • Round 2: June 26
  • Round 3: August 21
  • Round 4: October 16
  • Round 5: November 13

The Lisbon MBA:January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: September 30
  • Round 2: November 9

EDHEC: Global MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadline: November 15

ESMT: MBA, January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • April 2: early decision deadline
  • July 2: (for students who would like to enroll in the school’s pre-MBA intensive German language classes in Berlin)
  • October 1: many MBA scholarships are awarded by this deadline
  • November 3: final deadline for non-EU students
  • December 3: final deadline for EU nationals

WHU: Full-time MBA, March 2018 intake

  • Deadlines not yet announced.

Hochschule Pforzheim: MBA International Management, March 2018 intake (for business graduates only)

  • Application deadline, international students: Dec 15, 2016
  • Application deadline, German visa holders: January 31, 2017

USA

Columbia Graduate School of Business:J-Term MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadline: Early October. Specific date to be announced.

Fordham - Gabelli:MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadline: November 1

Georgia State - Robinson: Flexible MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadline: September 15

UMass Boston:Flexible MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadline: To be announced

Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business: Part-time MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Rolling admissions

St. John’s - Tobin College of Business: MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Round 1: September 1
  • Round 2: November 1
  • Then rolling admissions as space permits, until semester begins

Canada/The Americas

University of Western Ontario - Ivey: MBA, March 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1: April 10
  • Round 2: July 17
  • Round 3: September 25
  • Round 4: November 13
  • Round 5: January 8 2018

York University - Schulich School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1: September 15
  • Round 2: October 15

Ryerson University - Rogers School of Management:MBA, May 2018 intake

  • MBA deadlines not yet announced

Concordia University - John Molson School of Business:full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • International applicants: September 1
  • Canadians and permanent residents: November 1

FIA Business School:International MBA, March 2018 intake

  • Deadlines not announced

Australia and New Zealand

AGSM: MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Round 1: June 1
  • Round 2: August 1
  • Round 3: October 1
  • Round 4: October 30 (domestic students only)

MGSM: MBA, January 2018 intake

  • November 10 (international students)
  • December 8 (domestic students)

University of Otago Business School:full-time MBA, April 2018 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Victoria University of Wellington:MBA, February 2018 intake

  • Rolling admissions

University of Auckland Business School: MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Canterbury University: MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadline: January 30

UK

University of Strathclyde Business School:full-time MBA, April 2018 intake

  • Applications are considered in the order they are received

Brunel Business School:MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

Asia

Singapore Management University (SMU):full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1: March 15
  • Round 2: July 15
  • Round 3: October 15

National University of Commerce & Business (NUCB): MBA, April 2018 intake

  • Deadlines not yet announced

Putra Business School, Malaysia: MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Deadlines not yet announced

Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University: MBA, April 2018 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

McGill University - Japan Campus: MBA, April 2018 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Indian School of Business (ISB): PGP, April 2018 intake

Deadlines for Indian passport holders:

  • October 15
  • January 15, 2018

Africa and the Middle East

London Business School (LBS) - Dubai campus: EMBA, January 2018 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Cape Town (UCT): MBA, January 2018 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

University of Stellenbosch Business School: full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

  • MBA application deadline: November 30

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS):full-time MBA, January 2018 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Spring 2018 MBA Application Deadlines Cheat Sheet

MBA Program Intake Final Application Deadline
INSEAD MBA

January 2018 July 26, 2017
HEC Paris MBA January 2018 November 15, 2017
IE Business School MBA January 2018 Rolling Admissions
IMD Business School MBA January 2018 September 1, 2017
Rotterdam School of Management MBA January 2018 November 13, 2017
The Lisbon MBA January 2018 November 9, 2017
EDHEC Global MBA January 2018 November 15, 2017
ESMT MBA January 2018 November 3, 2017
(non-EU students)
Hochschule Pforzheim MBA March 2018 December 15, 2016
(international students)
Columbia J-Term MBA January 2018 Dates not yet announced
Fordham MBA January 2018 November 1, 2017
Georgia State Flexible MBA January 2018 September 15, 2017
UMass Boston Flexible MBA January 2018 Dates not yet announced
St. John's - Tobin MBA January 2018 November 1, 2017 
(recommended)
Western Ontario - Ivey MBA March 2018 January 8, 2018
Queen's MBA January 2018 September 11, 2017
York - Schulich Full-Time MBA January 2018 October 15, 2017
Concordia - Molson Full-Time MBA January 2018 September 1, 2017  
(international applicants)
FIA Business School International MBA March 2018 September 1, 2017
(international applicants)
AGSM MBA January 2018 October 1, 2017
(international applicants)
MGSM MBA January 2018 November 10, 2017
(international applicants)
Otago Full-Time MBA April 2018 Rolling admissions
Victoria University of Wellington MBA February 2018 Rolling admissions
University of Auckland MBA January 2018 Rolling admissions
Canterbury University MBA January 2018 January 30, 2018
Strathclyde MBA April 2018 Rolling admissions
Brunel MBA January 2018 Dates not yet announced
NUCB MBA April 2018 Dates not yet announced
SMU (Singapore) MBA January 2018 October 15, 2017
London Business School Dubai EMBA January 2018 Dates not yet announced
ISB PGP April 2018 January 15, 2018
University of Cape Town MBA January 2018 Dates not yet announced

IMPORTANT: All prospective students are advised to double-check application deadlines with the business schools they are interested as soon as possible before applying.

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