Business Administration
Application Deadlines
Fall:May 1
Contact Information: 
W437 TNRB, Provo, UT 84602-3131
(801) 422-3500
Program Requirements: 

Requirements for Degree


First-year: All entering MBA students are required to be enrolled in the management core classes during the first year (two 15-week semesters) of study. The Marriott School MBA program follows a strict lockstep format wherein first-year students enter the program in the fall, then take all their classes together during the first year. Because of the intensity of the courses and the number of hours spent in group work outside the class room, students cannot work during the first year of the program.

Second-year: During their second year, students are free to choose from a variety of elective courses to fulfill their chosen majors within the MBA program.

Admission Requirements: 

Required Tests


Additional Requirements

  1. All admitted MBA students are required to pass a basic preparation course and proficiency exam in Accounting and Statistics by July 1. The courses are offered online through My Educator
  2. Strong computer skills
  3. At least 2 years of full-time management work experience recommended (avg. 3.0 years)
  4. Commitment to not be employed during the first year of the program
  5. Resume
  6. Applicants with degrees that have been awarded outside of the US must complete a foreign credential evaluation with IERF and request to have the official report sent electronically to BYU Graduate Studies (before the applicable program application deadline) in order to be considered eligible for admission.  Please be aware that the IERF process can take up to a month to complete.

Deadline Notes

October 1 - Applications accepted for Fall
November 1 - Application review begins
December 1 - Round 1 application deadline
January 15 - Round 2 application deadline: Recommended international application submission date
March 1 - Round 3 application deadline; Final international application deadline
May 1 - Final domestic application deadline (based on room in the program)


Program Outcomes: 

Faith and Professional Accomplishment

Demonstrate the relevance of personal faith to professional development.

Leadership in Teams and Organizations

Enhance, as a leader or a member, the leadership and collaborative ability of individuals in teams and organizations.

Trends in the Global Economy

Identify how trends in the global economy influence the strategies of companies.

Ethical Values

Translate ethical values into business practice.

Subject Matter Proficiency

Demonstrate proficiency in the subject matter of their major. Additionally, students will gain proficiency in all core disciplines of business including corporate finance, financial accounting, marketing, global supply chain/operations, human resource management, leadership, strategy, global management, managerial accounting, and ethics.

Developing Career and Professional Competencies

Articulate a personal brand and value proposition and manage their careers using network, interview, and communication (written, verbal, and social media) skills.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 309
International 58
Female 65
LDS 292
Non-White 80
BYU Undergraduate 166
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GMAT Composite Score 672.0
GMAT Quantitative Score 44.0
GMAT Quantitative Percentile 60.8
GMAT Verbal Score 37.9
GMAT Verbal Percentile 83.2
GMAT Analytical Score 4.4
GMAT Analytical Percentile 53.9
GMAT Integrated Score 5.4
GMAT Integrated Percentile 57.9
GRE Composite Score 320.8
GRE Quantitative Score 160.9
GRE Quantitative Percentile 80.1
GRE Verbal Score 159.8
GRE Verbal Percentile 79.9
GRE Analytical Score 4.4
GRE Analytical Percentile 69.9
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 1.7
Graduated Per Year 153.4
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 353.0
Admitted Per Year 199.0
Percent Admitted 56.37
Average GPA 3.55