COVID-19 Business School Bulletin
May 6, 2020
Asia School of Business Asia School of Business
On Monday, May 4th, Malaysia relaxed restrictions on its national lockdown called the Movement Control Order (MCO). Under the revised MCO, a large portion of the labour force will be able to return to work and 70% of industries would be able to start operating under new SOPs (standard operating procedures). Based on this information, we continue to plan for a Fall 2020 start. Monday, April 20th, was our final application deadline. If you are still interested in applying to ASB, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are still accepting apps on a case by case basis. Visit us at https://asb.edu.my/academic-program/mba-admissions for more information.
Auburn University Harbert College of Business
The Harbert College of Business at Auburn University is working with prospective students to offer flexible enrollment options for Fall Semester 2020. The application deadline for Auburn Full-Time and Online MBA programs has moved to June 1 to allow more time to engage with our admissions team, and the GMAT requirement can be waived for Fall 2020 applicants who meet established criteria. Our Executive MBA program does not require the GMAT and is designed specifically for professionals with at least 8 years of work experience. Our team is available for appointments and at email@example.com to help you through this process. Visit us at harbert.auburn.edu for more information.
Durham University Business School
At Durham University Business School we are looking forward to welcoming our new students in September/October 2020 to begin face-to-face teaching. However, we are also working hard to ensure we have alternative plans in place so our high-quality teaching offer can continue through other channels if needed. We continue to monitor the current situation and are regularly updating our FAQs with the latest information, so please visit our Covid-19 FAQs page for the most recent updates.
ESMT Berlin The business school founded by business.
Application to all programs is personalized and even more flexible. We have extended the early-bird application deadlines for most all programs - MIM, MBA, Part-time MBA and EMBA. The full-time MBA begins in January 2021 and the part-time online/blended MBA in September 2020. Online GMAT/GRE and TOEFL tests are accepted and applications can be submitted prior to sending in test results. To arrange an individual consultation or apply for admission or scholarships visit www.degrees.esmt.berlin.
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
The Georgetown McDonough Master's in Management program has moved the start of the program from July 6 to August 24 to provide flexibility to incoming students as they transition to their graduate studies. The Round 5 application deadline also has been extended to July 1. Learn more.
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
In response to the coronavirus, Georgia Tech continues to take precautionary measures to keep our community safe. Through virtual engagement, candidates may easily connect with Evening or Full-time ambassadors, attend online events, and speak with an admissions team member. The Evening and Executive MBA Program are accepting online scores as well as test waiver requests. We have two remaining deadlines for both our Evening MBA Program (May 29th and June 26th) and our Executive MBA Program (June 30th and July 13th). For Evening and Executive MBA candidates, the requirement for being currently employed is relaxed for those who have had employment changes as a result of COVID-19. The Full-time MBA Program has two remaining deadlines: June 1 and July 1. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and candidates will have decisions within a month of submitting a completed application. The Full-time Program is also accepting scores taken in the online format. If you need flexibility in submitting credentials, please let us know, we are happy to work with candidates on an individual basis.
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
As an innovative business school, HHL is currently conducting all academic, program-related, and admissions activities digitally. Our admissions team is here to help you with a simplified application process during these turbulent times: 1. Online HHL Entry Test can substitute GMAT/GRE. 2. English skills tested during interview as alternative to TOEFL/IELTS. 3. One letter of recommendation is now sufficient. These changes are to ensure that everyone has continued opportunity to apply for HHL’s MBA & Master programs. We care about your education. Get in touch for more: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unlock your true potential with an IMD MBA. Our next application deadline is July 1. We recommend that you register as soon as possible for your GMAT or GRE test so that you have a wider selection of dates to choose from. If you are still facing difficulties taking any of the required admissions tests before our July 1st application deadline, please get in touch with someone from our Recruitment and Admissions team. Should travel still be restricted, we will be offering online assessments where necessary.
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Recognizing the challenges and concerns presented by the ever-changing situation related to COVID-19, the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has extended deadlines for several programs and made other accommodations for applicants. The Full-Time MBA Program, following the April 15 deadline, will continue to accept applications from domestic candidates on a rolling basis until June 1. Candidates will be given full consideration for admission and merit-based financial aid. If disruptions caused by COVID-19 have delayed completion of the GMAT or GRE, candidates are welcome to submit their application prior to taking the tests. The admissions committee will begin the review process, but test scores must be submitted before a final decision is made. While campus visits have been temporarily suspended, candidates are welcome to contact the program () if they’d like to arrange a chat by phone or Skype with a member of the admissions team. The application deadline for the fall 2020 cohort of the Kelley Direct Online MBA Program has been extended to July 1. In addition to experiencing the program’s on-demand virtual open house, applicants can also join admission staff for online office hours and register to attend live info sessions by visiting the Kelley Direct Programs Meet Us page. For information on our other programs, please visit their respective pages : Master of Science in Information Systems , Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Accounting, Executive Degree Programs, Evening MBA Program, and Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program.
NC State University, Poole College of Management
North Carolina State University's Poole College of Management Jenkins MBA program has extended deadlines for its Full-time (US Citizens and Permanent Residents), Professional Evening, and Professional Online programs. The new deadline is May 13th, although candidates may speak with an admissions representative if additional time is needed. Professional Evening and Online applicants receive automatic GMAT/GRE waivers and Full-time applicants may submit a waiver request. In addition, enrollment deposit waivers may be available upon request. Our admissions team is available to help candidates one on one and we encourage those interested to schedule a phone consultation or reach out to us at email@example.com.
Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is committed to supporting you and has added an extended deadline of June 15. We encourage you to apply now for our MBA, and graduate certificate programs. We will accept virtual test scores as equivalent to in-person tests for the fall 2020 enrollment term. In some cases the test may be waived. To find out if you qualify for a waiver, please complete our GMAT waiver request form. If you have yet to complete your application, submit it as soon as possible and we will work with you.
Penn State University Smeal College of Business
The Penn State Smeal College of Business resident MBA and one-year specialty master’s programs are currently accepting the GRE and GMAT at-home exams and are waiving the exam requirement for candidates with strong quantitative backgrounds or educational experience, regardless of work experience. Applicants may also submit other standardized test scores (LSAT, MCAT, etc.) to showcase academic ability. Applicants with active GME/GMAT scores will be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School we act with integrity, have courage with compassion and lead with a pioneering spirit, even during times of uncertainty. We are committed to working with prospective students during the pandemic. As part of this effort, we have extended the Fall ‘20 Full-Time MBA Program and MS in Global Business program application and supporting documents deadline to May 18. Supporting documents include unofficial and official copies of GRE or GMAT scores and transcripts. International applicants must also submit a course-by-course transcript evaluation from World Education Services or a NACES approved member and TOEFL iBT or IELTS English proficiency exam scores. Fall '20 application deadlines for our Part-Time Online MBA Program, Hybrid Part- Time MBA , Executive MBA, and Presidents & Key Executives MBA remain unchanged: June 1 (Priority Deadline); July 17 (Final Deadline). Apply by June 1 to qualify for our early applicants $1,500 scholarship award. To learn more about our Pepperdine Graziadio Graduate Business programs please join our virtual events or contact a recruitment advisor.
The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
In response to the temporary closings of testing centers in countries such as China and Iran, due to the due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ohio State University Graduate School will now temporarily accept Duolingo English Test examination results for tests taken between May 1 and Sept 1, 2020. The Duolingo English Test is an alternative to TOEFL or IELTS for proof of English proficiency for impacted applicants (the minimum score for admission is 105 and 135 for exemption from ESL upon arrival).
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
UNC Kenan-Flagler will delay the official start of the Full-time MBA program to August 31 and has extended the Round 4 Full-Time MBA program deadline through July 13. Applications will be reviewed and admissions decisions released on a rolling basis. Due to COVID-19 and applicants' reduced ability to access and prepare for the GMAT or GRE, GMAT/GRE waivers are available for new applicants. Applicants can submit other standardized test scores (e.g., SAT/ACT/LSAT/MCAT/etc.) and for those receiving waivers, formal offers of admission may be based on the successful completion of our Analytical Skills Workshop prior to the start of the program. Our admissions team is eager to help you with your questions about the application process, admissions policies and program-related information. We encourage you to connect with us any time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, join us for an upcoming webinar or visit our admissions status page for timely updates. In the meantime, be kind, be compassionate, be safe.
University of Oxford Saïd Business School
Application deadline for 2020 entry extended: We understand that test centre closures due to COVID-19 may have affected candidates’ hopes of commencing study this year. In light of GMAT, GRE, and TOEFL now providing at-home test solutions, we have extended our deadline to apply to the Oxford MBA class of 2020-21. We have opened up an additional 5th stage deadline for entry to our September 2020 intake, and applications will now close on Friday 29 May 2020. Our application process and entry requirements remain unchanged, and you can view these on our website. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our Recruitment and Admissions team at email@example.com.
Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt MBA has waived the application fee and testing requirement for applicants who apply during Round 4. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning May 5, with applicants receiving an admissions decision within a week of application completion. The last deadline to apply for Fall 2020 entry is June 1, 2020. Vanderbilt MBA is also offering weekly Admissions 101 webinars and virtual campus visits for interested candidates. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Wake Forest University School of Business
Wake Forest University School of Business is making adjustments to the application process for our Masters Programs (Management, Business Analytics, Accounting, MBA), including waived application fee and essay questions. Due to suspension of testing center offerings, we are also offering GRE/GMAT waivers for qualified students. Reach out to email@example.com for more information, to request waiver codes, or to schedule a call with our admissions team.