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2020-2021 Round 1 MBA Deadlines

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Early Action / Round 1 MBA Application Deadlines

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the earliest deadlines, including Early Action and Round 1, of the top business schools in one place. For schools that have announced their essay topic(s), you’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay(s) Released” column. We will continue to update this table as more Round 1 MBA deadlines and essay topics are announced.

Last updated: September 1, 2020
SchoolDeadlineDecisionEssay(s) Released?Application Live?
IESE (Early Action)9/1/202010/23/2020YesYes
UVA / Darden (Early Action)9/2/202010/7/2020YesYes
Harvard Business School (R1)9/8/202012/10/2020YesYes
Cambridge / Judge (R1)9/7/202011/9/2020YesYes
London Business School (R1)9/11/202011/19/2020YesYes
Oxford / Saïd (R1)9/11/202010/16/2020YesYes
INSEAD (R1 September Intake)9/11/202011/20/2020YesYes
Michigan / Ross (R1)9/14/202012/2/2020YesYes
UPenn / Wharton (R1)9/15/202012/16/2020YesYes
Stanford GSB (R1)9/15/202012/10/2020YesYes
Yale SOM (R1)9/15/202012/8/2020YesYes
Notre Dame / Mendoza (Early Decision)9/15/202010/30/2021YesYes
Northwestern / Kellogg (R1)9/16/202012/9/2020YesYes
Indian School of Business (R1)9/20/2020Mid-Nov.YesYes
Duke / Fuqua (Early Action)9/23/202010/27/2020YesYes
Emory / Goizueta (R1)9/23/202012/10/2020YesYes
Berkeley / Haas (R1)9/24/202012/17/2020YesYes
U. Chicago  Booth (R1)9/24/202012/3/2020YesYes
Dartmouth / Tuck (R1)9/28/202012/10/2020YesYes
Georgetown / McDonough (R1)9/28/202012/11/2020YesYes
MIT / Sloan (R1)10/1/202012/16/2020YesYes
UCLA / Anderson (R1)10/2/202012/18/2020YesYes
Columbia Business School (Early Decision)10/2/2020RollingYesYes
CMU / Tepper (R1)10/4/202012/9/2020YesYes
UVA / Darden (R1)10/5/202012/12/2020YesYes
IESE (R1)10/6/202012/12/2020YesYes
Cornell / Johnson10/8/202012/18/2020YesYes
Vanderbilt / Owen (R1)10/12/202012/18/2020YesYes
UNC / Kenan-Flagler (R1)10/13/202012/14/2020YesYes
UT  Austin / McCombs (R1)10/13/202012/17/2020YesYes
Notre Dame / Mendoza (R1)10/13/202112/4/2020YesYes
NYU / Stern (R1)10/15/20201/1/2021YesYes
USC / Marshall10/15/202012/31/2020YesYes
Rice / Jones (R1)10/16/202012/11/2020YesYes
Duke / Fuqua (R1)10/20/202012/18/2020YesYes


Posted in: Deadlines, MBA Feature

Schools: Berkeley / Haas, Cambridge / Judge, Columbia, Cornell / Johnson, Dartmouth / Tuck, Duke / Fuqua, Emory / Goizueta, Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Michigan / Ross, Northwestern / Kellogg, Notre Dame / Mendoza, NYU Stern, Oxford / Saïd, Rice / Jones, Stanford GSB, U. Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson, UPenn / Wharton, UT Austin / McCombs, UVA / Darden, Vanderbilt / Owen, Yale SOM

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Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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