MBA: How to Apply

DEADLINES for domestic & international students are not the same

Step 1. Apply to the NMSU Graduate School

Domestic student deadlines: Applications for the MBA program are due on the following dates; however, later applications will be considered as time permits.

  • Spring semester: November 15
  • Summer semester: April 15
  • Fall semester: July 15

International student deadlines: International student applications require more time for processing, issuing a visa and receipt of official transcript(s). Deadlines are:

  • Spring semester: September 15
  • Summer semester: January 15
  • Fall semester: April 15

Domestic Students: Apply

Domestic students must first meet Graduate School admission requirements and apply to the NMSU Graduate School.

International Students: Apply

International students must first meet International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) admission requirements and apply through ISSS. The ISSS website also provides information about TOEFL and IELTS score reports, testing dates, etc.

Domestic and international students please note in your applications forms:

  • Your major is: Business Administration.
  • Your degree expected is: Master of Business Admin.

Transcripts. Provide complete undergraduate and graduate transcripts. NMSU’s Registrar’s Office has transcript information.

GMAT Fee Waiver Application. Eligible students and alumni may apply to receive one (1) of ten (10) GMAT Examination Fee Waivers administered through NMSU’s Student Success Center (GMAT Examination Fee Waiver Code Program).

After completing your application, contact the College of Business MBA advisor or mbaprog@nmsu.edu, 575.646.8003.


Step 2. Apply to the Master of Business Administration Program

Domestic and international applicants must first be admitted to the Graduate School before they are considered for admission to the College of Business MBA program. To be considered for admission, an applicant must meet one of the following four criteria:

  1. Received an undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.5 from an institution with business accreditation by AACSB International or ACBSP; or
  2. Completed the GMAT with a minimum score of 400 and a combined GMAT score and undergraduate GPA such that (GPA x 200) + GMAT ≥ 1050; or
  3. Received a graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university; or
  4. Completed at least four years of relevant, full-time, post-degree, professional work experience and an undergraduate degree with a GPA ≥ 3.25 from an institution with business accreditation by AACSB International or ACBSP.

Contact the College of Business MBA advisor or mbaprog@nmsu.edu, 575.646.8003.