MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2021

A listing of application deadlines for MBA programs with intakes in the spring of 2021

While most full-time MBA programs start in the fall, an increasing number of business schools are offering spring intakes. 

For some students, MBAs with spring intakes—typically between January and May—are ideal, as they might mesh more effectively with family and work obligations. 

Traditionally, a number of European schools have offered spring intakes for the full-time MBA programs. Some school in the US, Canada, and other areas around the world also offer spring intakes. 

See a listing below of application deadlines for MBA programs starting in the spring of 2021. 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. Deadlines that have already passed are not listed. Please note that due to the Covid19 pandemic, many business schools are continuously adapting to new developments, so it's best to check with the schools themselves for up-to-date application information. 

Note: unless otherwise noted, all listed application deadline dates are in 2020.


Spring 2021 MBA Application Deadlines

Europe: MBA programs beginning in spring 2021

HEC Paris: full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • August 14
  • September 14
  • October 14
  • November 16

ESMT: MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • June 28 (the deadline for students who would like to enroll in the school’s pre-MBA intensive German language classes in Berlin)
  • August 31: early bird MBA tuition discount deadline
  • October 4: many MBA scholarships are awarded by this deadline
  • November 1: final deadline for students needing a visa to enter Germany
  • December 6: final deadline for students not needing a visa

INSEAD: MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 3: July 1
  • Round 4: August 5

IMD Business School: MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • July 1
  • September 1

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM): full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

  • August 4
  • October 6
  • November 3

IE Business School: International MBA, January 2021 intake

  • Rolling admissions

EDHEC: Global MBA, January 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

WHU: Full-time MBA, April 2021 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Hochschule Pforzheim: MBA International Management, March 2021 intake (for business graduates only)

  • Application deadline, international students: Dec 15, 2020
  • Application deadline, German visa holders: January 31, 2021

The Lisbon MBA: January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • Round 1 deadline: September 30
  • Round 2: November 11

Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York City

USA: MBA programs beginning in spring 2021

Columbia Graduate School of Business: J-Term MBA, January 2021 intake

  • Deadline: October 2, 2020

Fordham - Gabelli: MBA, January 2021 intake

  • Spring MBA application deadline not yet available

UMass Boston: Flexible MBA, January 2021 intake

  • Deadline: November 15

Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Business: Part-time MBA, February 2021 intake

  • Deadline: January 15

St. John’s - Tobin College of Business: MBA, January 2021 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

Canada/Latin America: 2021 Spring start MBA application deadlines

Queen’s School of Business: MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • International applicant deadline: September 1

FIA Business School: International MBA, March 2021 intake

  • Deadlines not announced

Ryerson University - Rogers School of Management: MBA, May 2021 (spring) intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Western Ontario - Ivey: MBA, March 2021 intake

Deadlines:

  • July 13, 2020
  • September 21, 2020
  • November 9, 2020
  • January 4, 2021

York University - Schulich School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2021 (spring) intake

  • July 29, 2020
  • September 10, 2020
  • November 6, 2020: accepting late domestic applications

Concordia University - John Molson School of Business: full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

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

Australia and New Zealand: spring 2021 MBA application deadlines

University of Otago Business School: full-time MBA, April 2021 intake

  • Rolling admissions

AGSM: MBA, January 2021 intake

  • July 1
  • August 1
  • September 1
  • Round 6: October 1
  • (domestic MBA applicants only): October 30

Victoria University of Wellington: MBA, March 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadline: December 1

University of Auckland Business School: MBA, March 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadline: February 1, 2021

 

The UK's Brunel Business School

UK: Spring 2021 application deadlines for MBAs

University of Strathclyde Business School: full-time MBA, April 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadlines not yet announced

University of Aberdeen: full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

  • Rolling admissions

Brunel Business School: MBA, January 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadline: December 20

Application deadlines for MBAs in Asia starting in spring 2021

Singapore Management University (SMU): full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

Deadlines:

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

McGill University - Japan Campus: MBA, April 2021 intake

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

Africa and the Middle East: 2021 Spring intake MBA application deadlines

London Business School (LBS) - Dubai campus: EMBA, January 2021 intake

  • Application deadlines not yet announced

University of Cape Town (UCT): MBA, January 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadlines: October 31

University of Stellenbosch Business School: full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

  • MBA application deadline: November 2020

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS): full-time MBA, January 2021 intake

  • July 16
  • August 26
  • September 30

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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