MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2019

Deadlines for MBA programs starting between January and May 2019 in the US, Europe and worldwide

Looking for an MBA that starts in the spring of 2019? Below is a list of application deadlines.

For many incoming MBA students, the spring intake is the ideal time to start. The birds are chirping, the weather is getting nicer, and summer is just around the corner.

However, for many business schools, especially in the US, a spring start for full-time MBA programs is not typical; many schools only offer fall starts. However, there are a number of business schools around the world which offer spring intakes for their MBA programs. This is especially true for some business schools in Europe.

Furthermore, sometimes business schools will offer multiple intakes throughout the year, including a spring start. For other schools a spring intake will be offered for students who need a shorter, more focused program. This is true for Columbia's "J-term" MBA intake, which begins in January and finishes in 16 months.

Some schools have not yet announced their spring MBA intake deadlines, and this list will be updated as these become available.

The business schools listed below all have international accreditation and were selected based on the most-viewed university profiles on FIND MBA and other top programs.

Note: unless otherwise noted, all listed application deadline dates are in 2018.


Spring 2019 MBA Application Deadlines

INSEAD's Europe campus

Europe: MBA programs beginning in spring 2019

HEC Paris: full-time MBA, January 2019 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

IE Business School: International MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

ESMT: MBA, January 2019 intake

Deadlines:

  • April 2: early decision deadline
  • July 2 (the deadline 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

INSEAD: MBA, January 2019 intake (class of December 2019)

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: March 14
  • Round 2: May 2
  • Round 3: June 20
  • Round 4: August 1

IMD Business School: MBA, January 2019 intake

Deadlines:

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

Rotterdam School of Management: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: April 10
  • Round 2: June 12
  • Round 3: August 14
  • Round 4: October 16 (last deadline for applicants requiring a visa)
  • Round 5: November 13 (for applicants who do not require a visa)

The Lisbon MBA: January 2019 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: September 30
  • Round 2: November 12

Note: to be considered for scholarships, the application round deadlines are May 31, July 31, and September 30.

EDHEC: Global MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: June 30
  • Final deadline: November 15

WHU: Full-time MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Hochschule Pforzheim: MBA International Management, March 2019 intake (for business graduates only)

  • Application deadline, international students: Dec 15, 2018
  • Application deadline, German visa holders: January 31, 2019

Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City

USA: MBA programs beginning in spring 2019

Columbia Graduate School of Business: J-Term MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Deadline: October 3, 2018

Fordham - Gabelli: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

Georgia State - Robinson: Flexible MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

UMass Boston: Flexible MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Deadline: November 1

Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business: Part-time MBA, February 2019 intake

  • Deadline: January 15

St. John’s - Tobin College of Business: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Round 1: September 1
  • Round 2: November 1

Canada/The Americas: Spring start MBA application deadlines

Queen’s School of Business: MBA, January 2019 intake

Deadlines:

  • Early round scholarship deadline: May 1
  • International applicant deadline: September 14
  • Late round scholarship deadline: October 1 

FIA Business School: International MBA, March 2019 intake

  • Deadlines not announced

Ryerson University - Rogers School of Management: MBA, May 2019 intake

  • MBA deadlines not yet announced

University of Western Ontario - Ivey: MBA, March 2019 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 3: July 16
  • Round 4: September 24
  • Round 5: November 12
  • Round 6: January 7, 2019

York University - Schulich School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

Concordia University - John Molson School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

Deadlines:

  • International applicants: June 1
  • Canadians and permanent residents: October 1

Australia and New Zealand: spring start MBA application deadlines

University of Otago Business School: full-time MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

AGSM: MBA, January 2019 intake

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

Victoria University of Wellington: MBA, February 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

University of Auckland Business School: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

 

The UK's Brunel Business School

UK: Application deadlines for MBAs starting in spring 2019

University of Strathclyde Business School: full-time MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Applications are considered in the order they are received.

University of Aberdeen: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Brunel Business School: MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadline: December 1

Application deadlines for MBAs in Asia starting in spring 2019

Singapore Management University (SMU): full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

Deadlines:

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

McGill University - Japan Campus: MBA, April 2019 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Indian School of Business (ISB): PGP, April 2019 intake

Deadlines for Indian passport holders:

  • October 15
  • January 15, 2019

For non-Indian passport holders:

  • January 15, 2019

Africa and the Middle East: Spring intake MBA application deadlines

London Business School (LBS) - Dubai campus: EMBA, January 2019 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Cape Town (UCT): MBA, January 2019 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

University of Stellenbosch Business School: full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • MBA application deadline not yet announced

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS): full-time MBA, January 2019 intake

  • Applications will open in June 2018

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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