How to Apply

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Next steps for MBA/graduate students

Congratulations on deciding to advance your career with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree!

The Marymount MBA is designed for recent college grads, early career professionals and mid-level managers. Our program features small classes, one-on-one attention and individualized career services, providing you with the skills and experience to take your career to the next level. You’ll work closely with professors who have real-world business experience to create a capstone project with ideas ready to put into practice.

Let’s get started!

1. Tell us about you

Sign up to receive more information about the Marymount MBA.

2. Visit

Tour our campus. Meet with admissions representatives, students and professors.

3. Apply for admission

Current seniors should apply for the Marymount MBA during their senior year. Contact an MBA advisor at (310) 303-7273 for application requirements. All other applicants can apply via the MCU graduate application.

4. Apply for financial aid

Graduate students may be eligible for financial aid. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to see if you qualify. (Marymount’s school code is: 010474) Schedule an appointment with MCU’s Office of Student Financial Services to learn what options are available.

Spring 2022

  • October 15: Priority consideration deadline
  • November 15: Regular consideration deadline

Summer 2022

  • April 1: Regular consideration deadline

Fall 2022

  • February 1: Priority consideration deadline
  • March 1: Regular consideration deadline

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Our admissions committee engages in a holistic review process when reading and evaluating each application. While we review your academic aptitude for successfully pursuing graduate study, we are also interested in your accomplishments, career goals and personal qualities that fit well with the Marymount culture. Our objective is to discover who you are as an individual and how you might benefit from the opportunities available at Marymount.

To apply, we ask that you prepare and submit the following to help us assess your qualifications.

    • Application
    • $50 application fee
    • Official transcript indicating the conferral of an undergraduate degree¹,²,³
    • Personal statement

International applicants only

    • Proof of English-language proficiency
    • Required documentation for student visa

Additional notes:

  • We do not require GMAT/GRE scores.
  • Transcripts showing completed graduate coursework may be reviewed for credit toward the MBA program.
  • Upon admission, candidates are required to pay a commitment deposit prior to registration, which is non-refundable and will be credited toward tuition.

¹Original transcripts must be sent directly from the institution. If your academic records are not in English, you must provide a notarized English translation from a certified professional and upload it with the original transcript or copy.

²Graduate athletes must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended for NAIA eligibility.

³MCU student applicants do not need to submit their current or previous transcripts.

We prioritize applications from current Marymount students interested in pursuing the one-year add-on MBA or who plan to start MBA coursework immediately after completing the undergraduate program. We do not require an application fee, MCU transcript or personal statement. We just need a completed application and commitment deposit. If you’re an international student, you must update your Confidential Statement of Financial Support Form and supporting bank documentation.

Contact an MBA advisor at (310) 303-7273 to get started.

In addition to the graduate application requirements, all international applicants must also demonstrate English proficiency by submitting one of the following tests with corresponding minimum scores.

TestMinimum Score

The exam must have been taken within the last two years from the date you submit your application. Exam scores more than two years old will not be accepted. Once admitted, international students must submit a Confidential Statement of Financial Support Form, proving they have enough financial resources to cover educational and living expenses each academic year.

This information is required for issuance of the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for a visa. Applicants must obtain an international student visa (F-1) from the U.S. Embassy in order to enter the United States. The information you provide will be used to create or update your official record in the U.S. government’s Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

While a lucky few may have an employer or family member help foot the bill for grad school, many will need to seek other alternatives. The first step in applying for financial aid is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal, state and school-sponsored financial aid, including educational loans and work-study programs. One important difference as a graduate student is that you’ll be considered independent, meaning you’ll use your own financial information, rather than your parents’.

While the Internet can be a good resource to explore the many scholarships available to help you pay for an MBA, most graduate students are heavily dependent on loans. Graduate students can often take out more loans than undergrads but be aware the federal interest rate on these loans is typically higher than it is for undergrads, and interest accrues as soon as the loan is disbursed.

Although international students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid, they may be eligible for scholarships and private loans. Let’s talk. Schedule an appointment with MCU’s Office of Student Financial Services to discuss your options.