With September nearly upon us, we’ve compiled a list of Round 1 deadlines at the top U.S. and international business schools. Most MBA programs have three rounds: Round 1 in the fall, Round 2 in winter, and Round 3 in spring.
Though it’s generally not recommended to apply during Round 3, there are exceptions to this rule. Some students believe that Round 1 gives them the best chance of admission, but this is not always the case. Many admissions representatives claim that the difference is negligible. However, if you want to get a jump on your applications, make sure you finish up before the fall deadlines.
But for those who want to submit their application as early as possible, below are the Round 1 admissions deadlines for the top MBA programs.
|School||Round 1 Deadline||Round 1 Decision Date|
|Harvard Business School||9/9||December|
|Duke (Fuqua) (Early Action)||9/15||10/26|
|Yale School of Management||9/16||12/7|
|Stanford Graduate School of Business||9/22||12/9|
|Columbia Business School||10/7||Rolling|
|Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)||10/5||12/15|
|New York (Stern)||10/15||12/15|
|University of Washington (Foster)||10/15||12/15|
|North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)||10/16||12/14|
|Duke (Fuqua) (Round 1)||10/14||12/17|
|Vanderbilt University (Owen)||10/27||12/11|
|London Business School||9/25||12/2|