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2020-2021 MBA Application Deadlines

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Many MBA application deadlines for the 2020-21 intakes have been released, with most of the top b-schools opting for a multiple-round format.

While some schools have paused their MBA offerings for the foreseeable future, plenty of institutions are currently preparing to welcome students for the fall semester.

When looking at the table below, it’s 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?

Applying in the first round of applications is often preferred, as no seats will have been filled in the program yet, which means you’ll have less competition. The second round typically receives the largest volume of applications, and the third round is often the most competitive as most places on a program are already filled. International applicants are encouraged to apply in earlier rounds to allow enough time to secure a student visa and sort out the required admin and documents needed when moving to a new country.

However, it’s recommended that you apply only when you feel confident about your application. 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

Round 4 (Jan. 2021 intake)

July 28, 2020

September 4, 2020

 

Round 1 (Sep. 2021 intake)

September 11, 2020

November 20, 2020

 

Round 2 (Sep. 2021 intake)

November 6, 2020

January 22, 2021

 

Round 3 (Sep. 2021 intake)

January 8, 2021

March 19, 2021

Round 1

September 7, 2020

TBD

 

Round 2

October 19, 2020

TBD

 

Round 3

January 11, 2021

TBD

 

Round 4

March 8, 2021

TBD

 

Round 5

April 26, 2021

TBD

Round 1

September 11, 2020

October 16, 2020

 

Round 2

October 30, 2020

December 11, 2020

 

Round 3

January 8, 2021

March 19, 2021

 

Round 4

April 9, 2021

May 28, 2021

Round 7 (Jan. 2021 intake)

August 14, 2020

September 18, 2020

 

Round 8 (Jan. 2021 intake)

September 14, 2020

October 16, 2020

 

Round 9 (Jan. 2021 intake)

October 14, 2020

November 20, 2020

 

Round 10 (Jan. 2021 intake)

November 16, 2020

December 18, 2020

Round 1

September 8, 2020

December 10, 2020

 

Round 2

January 5, 2021

March 30, 2021

Early Action

September 8, 2020

November 20, 2020

 

October Round

October 8, 2020

December 18, 2020

 

January Round

January 5, 2021

March 19, 2021

 

April Round

April 8, 2021

June 1, 2021

Round 1

September 15, 2020

December 16, 2020

 

Round 2

January 5, 2021

March 25, 2021

 

Round 3

March 31, 2021

May 11, 2021

Round 1

September 15, 2020

December 10, 2020

 

Round 2

January 6, 2021

April 1, 2021

 

Round 3

April 6, 2021

May 20, 2021

Round 1

September 15, 2020

December 8, 2021

 

Round 2

January 7, 2021

March 26, 2021

 

Round 3

April 13, 2021

May 18, 2021

Round 1

September 16, 2020

December 9, 2020

 

Round 2

January 6, 2021

March 24, 2021

 

Round 3

April 7, 2021

May 12, 2021

Round 1

September 24, 2020

December 3, 2020

 

Round 2

January 12, 2021

March 18, 2021

Early Action

September 23, 2020

October 27, 2020

 

Round 1

October 20, 2020

December 18, 2020

 

Round 2

January 7, 2021

March 20, 2021

 

Round 3

March 25, 2021

April 30, 2021

Round 1

September 28, 2020

December 10, 2020

 

Round 2

January 4, 2021

March 18, 2021

 

Round 3

March 29, 2021

May 6, 2021

Round 1

October 15, 2020

January 1, 2021

 

Round 2

November 15, 2020

February 1, 2021

 

Round 3

January 15, 2021

April 1, 2021

 

Round 4

March 15, 2021

June 1, 2021

Round 1

September 24, 2020

December 17, 2020

 

Round 2

January 14, 2021

March 25, 2021

 

Round 3

April 5, 2021

May 13, 2021

Round 1

October 2, 2020

December 18, 2020

 

Round 2

January 8, 2021

March 26, 2021

 

Round 3

April 16, 2021

May 21, 2021

Round 1

October 13, 2020

December 17, 2020

 

Round 2

January 5, 2021

March 25, 2021

 

Round 3 (Final deadline for international applicants)

March 30, 2021

May 6, 2021

 

Round 4 (U.S. domestics and Canadian applicants only)

May 11, 2021

June 17, 2021

Round 1 (Aug. 2021 intake)

October 1, 2020

December 16, 2020

 

Round 2 (Aug. 2021 intake)

January 19, 2021

April 2, 2021

 

Round 3 (Aug. 2021 intake)

April 12, 2021

May 20, 2021

Round 1 (Jan. 2021 intake)

October 2, 2020

TBD

 

Round 1 (Aug. 2021 intake)

October 2, 2020

TBD

 

Written by Linda Mohamed

Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience. 

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