MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2020

Deadlines for MBA programs starting between January and May 2020 in the US, Europe and worldwide

Although fall is the 'typical' time to start an MBA, a number of incoming students find that spring is an ideal time to start. 

However, many business schools, especially those in the US, only offer fall starts for their MBAs, which makes looking for a program that starts in the spring a bit tricky.

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 2019.


Spring 2020 MBA Application Deadlines

INSEAD's Europe campus

Europe: MBA programs beginning in spring 2020

HEC Paris: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • May 2
  • June 3
  • July 1
  • August 16
  • September 16
  • October 15
  • November 15

ESMT: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • April 2: early decision deadline
  • June 3: early bird tuition discount 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 4: final deadline for non-EU students
  • December 2: final deadline for EU nationals

INSEAD: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: February 20
  • Round 2: April 17
  • Round 3: June 5
  • Round 4: July 24

IMD Business School: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: February 1
  • Round 2: May 1
  • Round 4: August 1
  • Round 5: October 1 (for applicants exempt from long-term Swiss visa requirements)

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM): full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Round 1 deadline: April 2
  • Round 2: June 4
  • Round 3: August 6
  • Round 4: October 8
  • Round 5: November 5

IE Business School: International MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

EDHEC: Global MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline for those applying from outside the EU / EEA: November 15
  • Deadline for EU / EEA nationals: December 5

WHU: Full-time MBA, April 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Hochschule Pforzheim: MBA International Management, March 2020 intake (for business graduates only)

  • Application deadline, international students: Dec 15, 2019
  • Application deadline, German visa holders: January 31, 2020

The Lisbon MBA: January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: September 30
  • Round 2: November 8

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

Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City

USA: MBA programs beginning in spring 2020

Columbia Graduate School of Business: J-Term MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline: October 4, 2019

Fordham - Gabelli: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline: October 11, 2019

Georgia State - Robinson: Flexible MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Application deadline not yet announced

UMass Boston: Flexible MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Deadline: November 15

Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business: Part-time MBA, February 2020 intake

  • Deadline: January 15

St. John’s - Tobin College of Business: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Canada/The Americas: 2020 Spring start MBA application deadlines

Queen’s School of Business: MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • International applicant deadline: September 1

FIA Business School: International MBA, March 2020 intake

  • Deadlines not announced

Ryerson University - Rogers School of Management: MBA, May 2020 (spring) intake

  • First round application deadline: January 20, 2020
  • Second round MBA application deadline: February 24, 2020

University of Western Ontario - Ivey: MBA, March 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 4: September 23
  • Round 5: November 12
  • Round 6: January 6, 2020

York University - Schulich School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2020 (spring) intake

  • Round 1 MBA application deadline: July 5
  • Round 2: August 9 (international MBA applicants strongly encouraged to apply by round 2)
  • Round 3: September 20
  • Round 4: November 15 (late application deadline, subject to space availability)

Concordia University - John Molson School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

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

Australia and New Zealand: spring 2020 MBA application deadlines

University of Otago Business School: full-time MBA, April 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

AGSM: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Round 1 May 1
  • Round 2: June 1
  • Round 3: July 1
  • Round 4: August 1
  • Round 5: September 1
  • Round 6: October 1
  • Round 7 (domestic MBA applicants only): October 30

Victoria University of Wellington: MBA, March 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: December 1

University of Auckland Business School: MBA, April 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: November 1

 

The UK's Brunel Business School

UK: Spring 2020 application deadlines for MBAs

University of Strathclyde Business School: full-time MBA, April 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

University of Aberdeen: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Brunel Business School: MBA, January 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: December 20

Application deadlines for MBAs in Asia starting in spring 2019

Singapore Management University (SMU): full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1: March 15
  • Round 2: July 15
  • Round 3: October 30

McGill University - Japan Campus: MBA, April 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline for students outside of Japan needing a student visa: December 15

Africa and the Middle East: 2020 Spring intake MBA application deadlines

London Business School (LBS) - Dubai campus: EMBA, January 2020 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Cape Town (UCT): MBA, January 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadlines: October 31

University of Stellenbosch Business School: full-time MBA, January 2020 intake

  • MBA application deadline: November 2019

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS): full-time MBA, January 2020 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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