Admission Requirements

Admissions Process

To apply please submit the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Have your official college or university transcripts from all institutions emailed to
  3. Submit a current resume, highlighting your work experience, education, volunteer experience, and community involvement
  4. Provide one or two e-mail(s) for references to complete an online evaluation that speaks to your preparedness for graduate business studies
  5. An interview may take place after your application is submitted.
  6. $70 non-refundable application fee

Our program recommends but does NOT require the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If you plan to take or have already taken an exam, your test scores should be sent to IU Columbus.

  • IU Columbus school code for the GMAT: 065-BW-28
  • IU Columbus school code for the GRE: 0794
Your applications must be completed by the deadlines listed above. Please allow enough time for your letter(s) of reference and transcripts (and test scores, if available) to arrive before the deadline.

International Admission

As an international student in Indiana University’s MBA program at IU Columbus, you will find our campus community friendly and welcoming. Nearly 20 percent of our MBA graduates across ten cohorts have been international students, so we understand your needs and value your perspectives!

You will also discover a welcoming community in Columbus where a number of civic groups, events, and festivals have an international focus.

To apply for admission, complete the same steps required for all MBA applicants. In addition, you should:

  • View the International Admissions page for instructions and requirements specific to international applicants.
  • Once admitted, you may need to take additional language assessments and courses. You will learn more once your application, transcripts, and scores are evaluated.