Application Deadlines

2019 MBA Applicants

Applications submitted on or before the deadline will receive priority consideration. We continue to accept applications after the deadlines, and will select candidates with completed applications on a space-available basis. If you have questions about the deadline, your application status or the MBA programs, please contact Vicki Tolbert at or 425-352-3277.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring Quarter: January 10
    • Classes start April 1 (Elective course)
  • Summer Quarter: February 10
    • Classes start June 24 or July 25 (Elective courses)
  • Autumn Quarter:
    • Priority Applications Due: February 10
    • Second Round Applications Due: April 15
    • Third Round Applications Due: May 27
    • Final Round Applications Due: July 15
    • Classes start in early September, two to three weeks prior to the start of autumn quarter. The MBA cohort program begins with a Leadership Course, BBUS 501.

International applicants who need an F1 visa to study and who are in the U.S. will need more time for the process to obtain the F1 visa. Therefore, international MBA applicants needing an F1 visa may apply only for autumn quarter each year.  Applicants needing an F1 visa are encouraged to apply by March 31, however applicants can submit after the March 31 deadline.

International applicants who are currently in the U.S. on other visa types, and who will continue to stay on that same visa type, may apply for winter, spring, summer or autumn quarters for the MBA program.

The UW Bothell MBA programs offered in Bellevue and Bothell are flex-cohort models. A cohort is a group of people banded together for a common purpose. Students complete required core curriculum as a cohort, creating a dynamic, interactive learning experience for working professionals. The MBA cohort experience begins each September and continues during autumn, winter and spring quarters. Elective courses, offered to all MBA students, provide students with the flexibility to select courses that fit their needs and allows incoming students to start spring or summer before joining the cohort in September.

Each MBA Program consists of 64 credits: 44 required credits and 20 elective credits. Most courses are 4 credits. Students may pursue elective credits through most quarters of the program.

Learn More at an Information Session

To learn more or to discuss next steps or timing, you may attend an MBA Information Session or contact Vicki Tolbert, Admissions Advisor, at 425-352-3277 or

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  • Spring Quarter - Jan. 10
  • Summer Quarter - Feb. 10
  • Autumn Quarter, Round 1 - Feb. 10
  • Autumn Quarter, International Applicants - Preferred by March 31
  • Autumn Quarter, Round 2 - April 15, Round 3- May 27