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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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As a founding member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, Olin is pleased to invite prospective MBAs to our Diversity Weekend on October 2-4, 2015. Learn more about our program, our community, and our culture.

MBAs at Olin GO! orientation


At Olin, we look for people who intend to transform their careers into something more meaningful.

Admission to the Olin MBA Program is competitive. Each applicant is carefully considered by the Olin Admissions Committee – using both objective and subjective criteria – and there is no formula used to arrive at a decision. Rather, the Admissions Committee takes a holistic approach to candidate evaluation with specific interest in your academic ability, professional potential, leadership qualities, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated achievements, motivation, and diversity.

We purposely maintain a relatively small class size. The consequence of this choice is that every student matters. As we craft a class, we value and seek diversity by accepting candidates from varied backgrounds, skill sets, cultures, and talents.

Learn more about our streamlined application process.

Application Fee

There is no application fee for the Full-time MBA Program for Fall 2016 admission. At Olin, our goal is to consider every candidate who has a serious interest in our school and our program regardless of ability to pay an application fee.

Application deadlines
Due by Notification on or before

Round 1

October 1, 2015 December 15, 2015
Round 2 November 15, 2015 January 25, 2016

Round 3

January 5, 2016 March 31, 2016
Round 4 February 15, 2016 April 20, 2016

Round 5

April 1, 2016 June 1, 2016

After April 1 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Transfer Credits

Olin Business School will accept up to nine credits of graduate level coursework taken at other AACSB-accredited institutions if the grades earned are “B” or above and the Academic Review Committee judges the courses to be equivalent to Olin classes in quality and content. Submit the course syllabus and transcript to your academic advisor for any classes you’d like to be considered for transfer credit. The review process takes at least two weeks to complete.

Caitlin Malone | MBA 2014

“Olin has awesome and amazing alumni. They’re smart, ambitious, talented people.”