The BBA Program Application consists of an
application form, an essay, a resume, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and one non-academic/service recommendation. We also require official, hard-copy transcripts from all institutions
attended outside of Emory or Oxford.
The application for Fall 2018 admission is now available by clicking here.
This link will guide you to create an account and then you
can begin your application. You should select 2018 for the year and then Regular/Fall for the application round. The
application does not need to be completed in one sitting. You can log back in multiple times to work on
the application prior to submission.
Applicant information sessions will be held on January 25 and 31 in Harris Parlor at 5pm. Come get your questions about the application and admission process answered, and have a writing center tutor review your essay!
Click here for guidance on the essay portion of the application. The essay topic is as follows:
The BBA Program seeks students who are fully engaged in the Emory or Oxford community. Attach an essay describing the ways in which you have contributed to the campus community since entering Emory or Oxford. If for any reason you have not engaged in the community, please use this space to indicate the reason for your lack of involvement, and explain the other activities to which you have devoted your energies.
Click here for a resume template.
If you applied for Spring 2018 admission and wish to have your application reconsidered for Fall 2018 admission, please see the information below in the section titled 'Reconsideration.'
You are eligible to enter the BBA
Program once you have successfully attained junior standing based on your
academic credit hours earned and have completed the pre-requisites for the
program. You must have 56 credit hours for Spring (early) admission, and 60 credit hours for Fall admission, exclusive of PE, Health, and PACE. We accept applications in the semester prior to the one in which you
intend to enroll. You may be enrolled in pre-requisite coursework at the time of application.
Admission is a selective process. While the admission rate varies based on the size and competitiveness of the applicant pool in a given semester, historically more than 70% of applicants are admitted. We strive to accommodate all qualified applicants and offer a range of options for students who are not admitted. Each applicant is reviewed individually and no one factor is the full determinant for a positive admission decision. As a guideline, the following criteria are considered:
- Consistent academic achievement
- Diverse involvement on campus
- Strong letters of recommendation
- Completion of all pre-requisites
- Strength compared to the pool of applicants
Click here for more detailed information on these criteria.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Spring enrollment: October 1
Fall enrollment: February 15
Please note, for the current (Fall 2018) admission cycle, although the submission deadline remains February 15, all students who submit a complete application by February 8 (including recommendation letters and official transcripts from transient study, if applicable) will be invited to join the BBA Council and BBA Program Office staff for a dinner later in the month. All students will receive the same consideration in the admission process, regardless of whether they submit their application by February 8 or 15.
These are the final dates for submission of ALL materials, including transcripts and recommendations. You should start your online application well before this date in order to have these materials in process early on. In particular, you should visit the Education and Recommendation sections early as these components of the application are dependent upon work completed by others.
If your complete application is received
by the deadline, it will be reviewed within 4-6 weeks. You will be notified of
your admission decision via e-mail in time to bid on classes for the subsequent
If your complete application is received
after the deadline for any reason, it will be reviewed on a space available
basis, and you will be notified of your admission decision after the end of the semester in which you apply. Applications
are not considered complete until all
components are received. However, we do
admit a number of students at the end of the semester, so if your application
is not complete by the deadline, it is still possible to be admitted.
The possible outcomes of your application are as follows:
- Accept - the Admissions Committee has determined you are a good fit with the BBA Program
- Deny - the Admissions Committee has determined that you are not currently a fit with the BBA Program
- Waitlist - you are close to meeting the criteria and the Admissions Committee would like to see how you perform in the current semester before rendering a final decision
- Hold - you meet the criteria for admission but we are missing important information such as grades in more than one pre-requisite if you are currently enrolled in two or more
Note that students who have transferred to Emory may not apply during their first semester at Emory and the Admissions Committee will wait to view two semesters' worth of grades and involvement before rendering a decision.
The BBA Program requires that students be enrolled for a minimum of two full academic years. Summer semester does not count towards this requirement. The residency requirement is in place to allow students adequate time both to complete academic requirements and to engage in meaningful opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom.
If you applied for admission and were denied, you may request reconsideration of your application once, for the following semester, by completing a request form. Keep in mind that there is a two-year residency requirement from the time of matriculation (see section above), so late admission (i.e. after Fall of junior year) will impact your intended graduation date. If you applied for Spring 2018 admission and wish to have your application reconsidered for Fall 2018 admission, please email Jessica Lowy.
Leave of Absence
If you intend to take a leave of absence after acceptance but prior to entering the BBA Program, please contact the BBA Program Office.
Questions about the application or admission process? Please contact Jessica Lowy.