Admission Requirements

Application requirements:


The application requirements listed below apply to the majority of our program tracks. If you have questions regarding requirement waivers from select programs, please contact us directly.

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  • An application
  • Current résumé
  • Two recommendations, forms are provided in the online application packet
  • Official transcripts showing all college work attempted: undergraduate, graduate, and professional (unofficial accepted temporarily) 
  • 400-word essay (statement of purpose) addressing the questions:​​​
    • How do you think an MBA will enhance your academic and/or professional background?
    • What expectations do you hope to realize by earning an MBA at Loyola?
    • What do you bring to the program?
  • $50 application fee (waived)
  • OPTIONAL: An official GMAT or GRE score report.  
  • International applicants:

    • A third-party evaluation of academic records (transcripts) is required of all applicants who attended or completed their bachelor's and/or master's degree outside of the United States.  Loyola University’s MBA program accepts evaluations from the following agencies: 1- SpanTran (the University has a partnership with SpanTran to offer discounted evaluations) 2- World Education Services (WES) or 3- Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). We require the course-by-course evaluation for both. More information on the transcript evaluation process and the evaluation application can be found at or
    • Applicants must also provide an affidavit of support showing sufficient funds to finance their course of study and living expenses.
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test score report. Exceptions will be made individually, and more details can be found here

*The admissions office may request admissions interviews from any applicant to any graduate business program. 

Priority Application deadlines

  • Fall: June 30 or May 15 for international students
  • Spring:  November 30 or October 15 for international students

Need an extension?

Admission is granted on a rolling basis. If you have trouble meeting an application deadline, contact the MBA Office at or (504) 864-7953 to arrange an extension.


Admissions and Covid-19 Faqs

COVID-19 has taken all of us on this unbelievable and unprecedented ride, and at the Loyola University New Orleans College of Business, we understand how your application process and plans may have been affected. We also realize that these circumstances have added stress and anxiety for us all. That’s why we want to make your application process for Loyola’s MBA program a little less complicated.

Please see below for FAQs and updates.

Is Loyola University New Orleans MBA program still accepting applications?

Yes. We are currently accepting applications for all programs: Part-time and Fast-Track On Campus MBA, Global MBA, Online MBA, and Dual Degree Programs.

I have questions regarding my MBA application, who should I contact to discuss my case?

Our enrollment specialists are available via email, phone, or Zoom meetings to discuss your questions. If you are an applicant for our on-campus part-time professional, full-time fast track, or global MBA programs, please contact us at 504.864.7953 or If you are an online MBA applicant, please contact us at 504.577.2855.

I can’t access official paper transcripts from my undergraduate degree. Can I still apply without these?

Yes. We are asking applicants to obtain official electronic copies of your transcripts (if your university sends electronic official copies). If your school does not, we are reviewing applications with unofficial transcripts for a preliminary admissions decision. If you are accepted into any program with unofficial documents, you will need to provide official copies before you start taking classes.

Do I need to take the GMAT/GRE?

Currently, the GMAT/GRE is an optional component for the MBA application. The GMAT or GRE score report is not a requirement for the MS in Healthcare Management or MS in Marketing & Communications degrees.

Can I obtain a waiver for the application fee?

Yes. All application fees are waived for fall 2022 and spring 2023 graduate business applications.

Can I visit campus for an MBA Open House?

Yes. We are now holding both in-person and virtual open houses where you can learn more about Loyola University New Orleans, our programs, and the application process. Click here to view upcoming open house dates and reserve your spot.


I'm looking for other ways to connect with the program. Where can I learn about my other options to meet/chat with admissions staff, faculty or students?

Visit our MBA Open Houses webpage to learn about the different ways to connect with us!