Quick reference guide to apply to our program:
We offer a rolling admissions process, with your application deadlines as follows:
|Round 4 / Final International
|Final Domestic & Internationals currently living in the U.S.
The Daniels School of Business Weekend MBA admissions office considers an applicant’s academic record, employment experience, and history (with general expectations of at least three years of credible work experience), employer recommendations, and, for certain applicants, TOEFL scores. Online application forms must be completed, and a personal interview may be required.
Applications for the Daniels School must be completed using Purdue’s Graduate School online application, and will not be considered until all required materials have been received (international applicants - this includes the non-refundable $75 application fee). If you are an international applicant, please carefully review both the "requirements" and "additional requirements" tabs below.
The Daniels School waives the Weekend MBA program application fee for:
For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the admissions specialist for details.
Note: If you pay the application fee before the fee has been waived, it is non-refundable.
Read on for specifics on the required pieces of your application.
The Academic Statement of Purpose and the Personal History Statement are two of the most important documents in your graduate school application. Information in the Personal History Statement should complement but not duplicate information in the Academic Statement of Purpose. Each essay should be up to 500 well-crafted words.
Academic Statement of Purpose (ASOP)
Office of Graduate Admissions
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155 S. Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
Uploading Transcripts (international applicants, see international section)
**Please Note: A link for the required online (KIRA) video essay section is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Your application will not be reviewed until KIRA and all other sections are complete, so plan to finalize all requirements prior to your preferred application deadline listed at the top of this page. KIRA does not take the place of an admissions interview.
In the process of completing the Daniels School of Business graduate application, you will respond to 3 to 5 video essay questions. The questions vary for each program and are developed to assess core competencies that align with your specific program. The video essays are used by the Admissions Committee to identify business school competencies that we believe are key to building a diverse and strong cohort. You will be asked questions that will give us insight into your position on the following topics:
Just as many other business schools, we find these are some of the key skills that highly qualified candidates share. Additionally, we feel we get to know each candidate a little better as a result of the essays and gain insight that simply cannot be viewed on a written application.
Please talk to your recruiter prior to submitting your essays if you would like some guidance on how to best prepare.
The Weekend MBA program does not require applicants to take the GMAT or GRE.
Contact the masters office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Applications for the Daniels School of Business must be completed using Purdue’s Graduate School online application. International applicants must follow a slightly altered application process.
Any individual who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States is classified as an international applicant. If you are a Permanent Resident, non-U.S. Citizen, please upload a copy of your alien registration/green card within the online application. Permanent residents who do not provide a copy of an alien registration number will be reclassified as an international student for admission consideration and fees.
Review your current/previous academic institution’s country for a listing of required admission documents per Purdue University Graduate School Requirements.
Official Language Test Scores
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one Language Assessment Test for admission to the Purdue University Graduate School. Students can choose from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Academic Transcripts and Applicant Eligibility
*You must also upload a certified official copy of your diploma/degree certificate in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation. A Provisional Certificate does not meet this requirement.
Supplementary Information for International Students
The Daniels School of Business does not require proof of financial capability until after a student has been admitted. We ask that you not include it when submitting your application. Upon an offer of admission, students will work with the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) to demonstrate eligibility for a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).