Apply for the MBA

Please use the following criteria to help you complete your online application! Contact the MBA office at 435.797.3624 if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Please note: The Utah State University MBA program welcomes applications from international students for our online MBA program. However, due to changes in class delivery methods which precludes issuing an I-20 for either F-1 or J-1 visas, we are no longer able to accept international students who wish to attend school in person.

Entrance exam not required for admission.

Application Deadlines

New students are admitted at the beginning of each semester.

Fall Semester
Apply by July 1
Spring Semester
Apply by November 1
Summer Semester
Apply by March 1
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Application Process


Complete Online Application

Applicants should complete the online application. A non‐refundable $55 application fee is paid to the School of Graduate Studies Office. The payment is submitted online at the conclusion of your application.


Build or Update Your Résumé

Applicants are required to submit a professional résumé. In order to help students apply theory with the real world, full‐time work experience is recommended for the program.

Additional Guidelines

  • Include employment history and educational accomplishments.
  • Highlight managerial and leadership experience.
  • Meet professional business résumé standards.

Draft a Statement of Purpose

A one-page essay of your career goals and objectives is an important part of the application and should provide insights into why you want an MBA.  Explain what benefits you hope to gain from the program, as well as how you will contribute.


Recommendation Survey

MBA applicants are required to complete three recommendation surveys. The names and email addresses of the recommenders are entered directly into the application.

Additional Guidelines

  • Applicants who have been out of school for less than two years should submit the names of two professors. Applicants who have been out of school for more than two years should submit the names of three professional contacts.
  • Your recommenders must submit their recommendation surveys through the online application, which will be sent to their email.
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that recommendation surveys are received. This process is managed through the online application system.
  • References should come from professional relationships.

Submit Transcripts

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts for each college or university attended.

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university. An MBA can be a great addition to many different undergraduate degrees, and we encourage applicants from all disciplines to apply.
  • A 3.0 or higher GPA is strongly recommended on your last 60 semester credits. Additional information may be needed if GPA is below 3.0.
  • Please have the transcripts sent to the USU School of Graduate Studies Office:
    • Email:
    • Mailing Address: School of Graduate Studies, 0900 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322‐0900
  • Applicants who have graduated from USU do not need to submit a transcript.

Obtain English Language Proficiency (International Applicants)

International applicants who have not obtained a university degree in an English‐speaking country are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Test System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic).

  • English Language Scores (only one required)
    • TOEFL: 213 Computer / 79 Internet
    • IELTS: 6.0 (and a minimum score of 5 on each subscale)
    • PTE: Academic score of 53
  • For more details on the English language proficiency requirement, please visit the USU School of Graduate Studies.


The final step of the interview process involves a phone-call interview. If your application is approved, a member of our staff will contact you with details concerning the interview.


Prep Courses (Once Admitted)

Once accepted into the program, students will take a no‐cost challenge exam through MyEducator. They will have two attempts to score an 80% or better. To get started click on the course links below.

  • No‐cost Challenge Exam links:
  • If a student fails to pass the challenge exam in a given topic, they will then need to take the MyEducator course. Links for those courses are below.
  • MyEducator Information:
    • Each course includes material, exercises, and assessments.
    • Courses are available online, on‐demand, and are a cost‐effective option.
    • The MBA program requires that you pass the midterm and final assessments of each course with a score of 80% or better. You are welcome to skip right to the midterm and final assessments, but you will only have three opportunities to take each assessment.
    • You will have lifetime access to each course, the material, and the assessments for a one‐time fee of $69.99 per course.
    • You may click on each link once to add them all to your cart at the same time. Then, you may make one total purchase. You are also welcome to buy them individually if you so choose.
    • For any technical difficulties that you may experience, please contact MyEducator (
  • Prep courses must be completed before a student begins the MBA courses.