Key Admissions Criteria

The BYU MBA Program relies heavily on five criteria to measure an applicant’s ability to succeed in business school:

        1.   GMAT Score 

  • The average GMAT score for the class of 2016 is 670.

       2.    Work Experience

  •  The average number of years worked post-graduation is 4 (LDS missions are not considered as work experience).

       3.     Interview with BYU MBA Professor

  • Qualified applicants are invited to interview with a member of the admissions committee after a completed application is thoroughly reviewed.  This is an opportunity for applicants to articulate their accomplishments, where they are headed, and their decision to pursue an MBA at BYU.  Interviews are by invitation only.

       4.     Undergraduate Major GPA

  • GPA is a valuable indicator of the potential academic success of an applicant. The average undergraduate major GPA for the class of 2016 is 3.53.  A strong GMAT score can resolve concerns about a low undergraduate GPA.



Don’t Disqualify Yourself

We cannot evaluate your potential for admission if you do not apply. Remember, the figures above are averages, which means there are scores and GPAs above and below them. A strong GMAT score can resolve concerns about a low GPA.  Strong interview skills and depth and breadth of position may offset below average work experience. Do not disqualify yourself by not applying.