Applications, Process and Deadlines

Critical Dates for Fall 2021 Applicants

Applications, Process and Deadlines

Who may apply Application
due
Decision
notification
Tuition deposit due ($500)
All applicants Oct. 15, 2020
Dec. 1, 2020 Jan. 1, 2021
All applicants
(priority deadline for international applicants)
Dec. 1, 2020 Feb. 15, 2021 March 15, 2021
All applicants
(final international
applicant deadline)
Feb. 1, 2021* March 15, 2021 April 15, 2021
U.S. applicants only April 15, 2021 May 15, 2021 June 15, 2021
U.S. applicants only June 1, 2021 June 15, 2021 June 30, 2021
  • February 1 is the priority deadline for applicants applying for program scholarships, assistantships and fellowships.
  • February 1 is the final deadline for international applicants. 
  • April 15 is the final recommended deadline for 3/2 BS Eng/MBA applicants.

If you are a U.S. applicant interested in fall 2020, we are still accepting applications. Contact Aaron Shaw, assistant director of recruiting.

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
som-apps@buffalo.edu

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UB temporarily waives GMAT/GRE requirements for Fall 2021

We live in challenging times. To ensure that those who are interested in pursuing an MBA are not hindered by any restraints to sit for the GMAT and GRE, UB is temporarily waiving GMAT/GRE test requirements for experienced or accomplished applicants to its full time MBA program.

Learn more about the waiver requirements.

International applicants - Duolingo (DET)

In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chinese government has closed TOEFL, IELTS and PTE testing sites until at least early March.  

To accommodate affected students, UB will temporarily accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for the purposes of meeting English language proficiency requirements for admission to all UB degree programs for spring, summer and fall 2021. The DET is fully online and is not impacted by the closure of test sites. 

*For students applying for program scholarships, assistantships and fellowships, all admissions materials must be received by February 1.

Completed applications and all credentials must be received in the School of Management according to the deadlines above to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.