Marquette online graduate business programs: How to apply

The application process for both the online MBA and online Master in Management programs are completed in our online application system. We’ve streamlined the system to be simple and convenient but admissions outreach advisors are available if you have questions along the way.

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Follow these steps to complete your application:

1. Create an account

To start your application, please visit the online application page for Marquette University Graduate School. On this page, select whether you are ready to start a new application or to continue an application.

If you’re creating a new account, start by inputting all of the required fields.

Open application portal


2. Start a new application

After you have successfully created an account, you will see the main application page. Select “Start New Application” at the bottom. On the pop-up window select the term that you wish to start classes, and then select “Create Application.”

Read and accept the Application Instructions and Guidelines.

3. Select your program

In the section navigation menu, choose the “Program of Interest” section. Under “Program of Study,” select your desired program: Master of Business Administration - Online or Master in Management - Online.

After selecting the appropriate program, a drop-down box will appear for Degree. Select the corresponding degree for your program, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master in Management (M.M.).


4. Complete background information

Complete the required information and uploads on the Academic History and Employment tabs.

5. Submit recommendations (required for international students)

From the menu, choose the Recommendations section. Provide the contact information for the three individuals who will be providing a reference for you. Your contacts will receive an email from Marquette and be asked to complete an online form to upload their letter of recommendation. You do not have to wait to submit your application even if all of your letters have not been submitted yet.

6. Submit supporting documents

Once you’ve completed the online application form and submitted the application fee you will be asked to submit supporting documents. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted with your application. However, once admitted to the program, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.

7. Complete your personal statement

Complete your personal statement following the prompts given on the Essay Response tab, covering your career goals, your interest in the program and how the program will help you achieve your goals. Upload your essay as either a WordDoc or PDF to complete this step.


Note: Letters of recommendation are optional for U.S. students. If you choose to submit letters of recommendation, you don’t have to wait for your contacts to complete their letters in order to turn in your application. Submit your application as soon as you’re finished with these steps.

Priority application deadline
July 15
Fall 2024 term
Application deadline
August 12
Fall 2024 term
Next start
August 26
Fall 2024 term