The ideal timeline for MBA application may depend on the applicant, the program chosen, skills and predespositions etc. However, what we have outlined below is a standard ideal timeline that should work for most MBA applicants, if there are no unusual circumstances, keeping in mind that:
*The programs usually begin in September.
*Some programs (INSEAD, Columbia, etc.) have a January starting date.
*The following timeline refers to studies beginning September 2024.
* It is ideal for an organized and thorough application preparation. The process can be compressed (perhaps affecting admission chances and expenses).
*If you plan to begin in January 2025, add four months to the timeline below.