- GMAT/GRE score – 675 average (20th-80th percentile: 640-710)
- Grades – 3.55 average
- Work experience – two years post-graduation. Average four years post-undergraduate degree.
Note: averages are from last year’s incoming class
- GMAT scores (GRE also accepted)
- University transcripts
- Four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent
- Commitment to BYU Honor Code
- Ecclesiastical endorsement – Start this process here
- Essay (statement of purpose / letter of intent)
- Two professional letters of recommendation
- International students – English proficiency score (see below)
- International students – credential evaluation (see below)
Application Deadlines – Fall 2020
|Round 1 Deadline||1 December 2019|
|Round 2 Deadline- Priority international deadline||15 January 2020|
|Round 3 Deadline- Final international deadline||1 March 2020|
|Round 4 – Final domestic deadline||1 May 2020|
Application review is conducted on a rolling basis, meaning that applications submitted by the deadline are given priority review. Incomplete applications are not held until the next deadline but will be reviewed as completed. Applications are accepted beginning 1 October with final deadlines for international applicants on 1 March and domestic students on 1 May. Application review begins 1 November.
Prospective students who have earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must submit all official transcripts, diplomas, and marksheets to the International Education Research Foundation for a credential evaluation. Request a Detailed Report which includes a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation and calculation of a grade point average (GPA). Applications requiring a credential evaluation will not be reviewed without a credential evaluation.
International candidates must also include a TOEFL or IELTS score.
- 100 IBT
- 240-CBT (computer-based test)
- 590-PBT (paper-based test)
BYU does not accept the TOEFL ITP test as an English proficiency exam for graduate school.
- 7.0 overall band score
- 6.0 band score in each module
GMAT vs GRE - which is preferred?
Both are viewed equally in application review. If a GRE score is submitted it will be converted to a GMAT score using an online conversion tool.
Joint degree seeking MS/MBA Candidates are required to take the GMAT – a minimum 680 GMAT is required.
How can I prepare for the GMAT?
There are plenty of resources available to help you prepare for the GMAT. Here are a few students have found useful:
Free practice GMAT test – Take the practice test to see how you score naturally, and determine how much studying is required to get you to an admissible level.
What are you looking for in work experience?
We are looking for two solid years of professional experience. It’s preferred that you show some form of improvement or development, which could be things like taking on new accounts, leading new projects, being promoted, etc.
What if I worked during my undergraduate studies?
This would not satisfy the requirement. We require two years of work post-baccalaureate.
What if I own my own company?
Great! We love to see people who are entrepreneurial. This could work as your work experience, just be sure to describe in detail what you did in your essay. When it comes to letters of recommendation, you could use clients, accounts, business affiliates, and others as professional references