2019-20 MBA Application Deadlines

2019-20 MBA Application Deadlines

Many MBA application deadlines for 2019-20 have been released, with most of the top schools sticking to the three-round format.

Harvard Business School caused a stir last year when they removed their third and final admissions round, but the system seems to have worked keeping the two rounds this year. They initially removed the third round as around 95 percent of its MBA candidates applied in the first or second rounds.

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has the earliest ‘Early Action’ round of top US schools listed below, with students able to submit applications as soon as September 3, 2019.

When looking at the table below, it’s also important to check the individual admissions pages of the schools themselves, as deadlines can be subject to change and might vary according to your own personal circumstances.

What round should I apply in?

If you can, try and apply in the first round of applications, as no seats will have been filled in the class yet, and therefore there is slightly less competition. The second round typically receives the largest volume of applications, and the third round is often the most competitive as most of the class seats are already filled. International applicants are encouraged to apply in earlier rounds to allow enough time to secure a student visa and sort out any admin associated with moving to a new country.

However, you should only apply when you’re certain that your application is as good as it can possibly be. There’s no point in rushing it just to make an earlier round’s deadline – make sure you are happy with every element before sending it off.

Our table below details the application deadlines for the full-time MBA programs at some of the world’s best business schools:

 

Business School

Application Round

Application Deadlines

Decisions

AGSM @ UNSW [for Jan. 2020 intake]

Round 4

August 1, 2019

August 30, 2019

 

Round 5

September 1, 2019

September 30, 2019

 

Round 6

October 1, 2019

October 30, 2019

Round 7 (domestic only)

October 30, 2019

November 15, 2019

Round 1

September 9, 2019

Rolling admissions

Round 2

October 28, 2019

Rolling admissions

Round 3

January 13, 2020

Rolling admissions

Round 4

March 9, 2020

Rolling admissions

Round 5

May 4, 2020

Rolling admissions

Round 1

September 26, 2019

December 5, 2019

 

Round 2

January 7, 2020

March 19, 2020

 

Round 3

April 2, 2020

May 21, 2020

Early decision & January term

October 4, 2019

Rolling admissions

 

Merit fellowship deadline

January 3, 2020

Rolling admissions

 

Final decision

April 10, 2020

Rolling admissions

Round 1

October 7, 2019

December 12, 2019

 

Round 2

January 6, 2020

March 12, 2020

 

Round 3

March 30, 2020

May 7, 2020

Early action

September 19, 2019

October 28, 2019

 

Round 1

October 14, 2019

December 18, 2019

 

Round 2

January 6, 2020

March 19, 2020

 

Round 3

March 11, 2020

April 20, 2020

Round 1

September 30, 2019

December 13, 2019

 

Round 2

January 6, 2020

March 19, 2020

 

Round 3

March 24, 2020

May 1, 2020

 

Round 4

April 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

Round 1

September 4, 2019

December 10, 2019

 

Round 2

January 6, 2020

March 31, 2020

HEC Paris [for Jan. 2020 intake]

Round 4

August 16, 2019

September 20, 2019

 

Round 5

September 16, 2019

October 18, 2019

 

Round 6

October 15, 2019

November 14, 2019

 

Round 7

November 15, 2019

December 13, 2019

Early decision round

September 3, 2019

October 18, 2019

 

Round 1

October 10, 2019

December 5, 2019

 

Round 2

January 8, 2020

March 3, 2020

 

Round 3

March 3, 2020

May 8, 2020

 

Round 4

May 5, 2020

June 12, 2020

Early

October 15, 2019

December 20, 2019

 
Priority

January 5, 2020

March 15, 2020

 

Third

March 1, 2020

April 30, 2020

 

Final

April 15, 2020

May 31, 2020

Round 1

September 18, 2019

November 22, 2019

 

Round 2

November 6, 2019

January 24, 2019

 
Round 3

January 15, 2020

March 20, 2020

 

Round 4

February 26, 2020

April 30, 2020

London Business School [for Jan. 2020 intake]

Round 1

September 17, 2019

Rolling admissions

Round 2

October 8, 2019

Rolling admissions

Round 3

November 19, 2019

Rolling admissions

Round 1

September 30, 2019

December 18, 2019

 
Round 2

January 6, 2020

March 18, 2020

 

Round 3

March 30, 2020

May 8, 2020

Round 1

October 1, 2019

December 18, 2019

 

Round 2

January 21, 2020

March 18, 2020

 

Round 3

April 9, 2020

May 7, 2020

Round 1

September 18, 2019

December 11, 2019

 

Round 2

January 8, 2020

March 25, 2020

 

Round 3

April 8, 2020

May 13, 2020

1st Deadline

October 15, 2019

January 1, 2020

 

2nd Deadline

November 15, 2019

February 1, 2020

 

3rd Deadline

January 15, 2020

April 1, 2020

 
4th Deadline

March 15, 2020

June 1, 2020

Stage 1

September 6, 2019

October 18, 2019

 

Stage 2

November 1, 2019

December 13, 2019

 
Stage 3

January 10, 2020

March 20, 2020

 

Stage 4

April 3, 2020

May 29, 2020

Round 1

September 12, 2019

December 12, 2019

 

Round 2

January 9, 2020

April 2, 2020

 
Round 3

April 8, 2019

May 21, 2020

Round 1

October 8, 2019

December 17, 2019

 

Round 2

January 7, 2020

March 26, 2020

 

Round 3

March 31, 2020

May 7, 2020

Round 1

September 26, 2019

December 12, 2019

 

Round 2

January 9, 2020

March 26, 2020

 

Round 3

April 2, 2020

May 7, 2020

Round 1

October 2, 2019

December 18, 2019

 

Round 2

January 8, 2020

March 26, 2020

 

Round 3

April 16, 2020

May 21, 2020

Early action

September 3, 2019

October 9, 2019

 

Round 1

October 4, 2019

December 11, 2019

 

Round 2

January 6, 2020

March 18, 2020

 
Round 3

April 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Round 1

September 17, 2019

December 18, 2019

 

Round 2

January 7, 2020

March 26, 2020

 
Round 3

April 1, 2020

May 8, 2020

Round 1

September 10, 2019

December 4, 2019

 

Round 2

January 7, 2020

March 24, 2020

 

Round 3

April 14, 2020

May 19, 2020

Written by Julia Gilmore

Julia is a writer for TopMBA.com, publishing articles for business students and graduates across the world. A native Londoner, she holds an MSc in Marketing Strategy & Innovation from Cass Business School and a BA in Classical Studies & English from Newcastle University.

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