Are you currently in your senior graduate year?
JumpStart’s Path2MBA academic partners have opportunities for undergraduate students to gain admittance to an MBA program before you graduate from college. You typically would defer admission for 2-5 years allowing you to gain valuable professional and life experience before becoming an MBA student.
Being admitted to an MBA program as an undergraduate student is achievable but challenging. One of the most challenging hurdles is the awareness that this is an option, understanding the application process and timing, and getting 1-1 discussions with admission representatives.
We want to help you JUMP ahead so we’re inviting students to participate in JumpStart’s Path2MBA virtual forum on September 26th.
Complete interest surveys and register for sessions by Wednesday, September 20th to be considered for 1-1s or small group chats with schools who have a deferral program.
JumpStart Path2MBA Interest Survey
Sign up for specific sessions with Stanford Graduate School of Business, Duke Fuqua School of Business, Wharton School of Business, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Chicago Booth School of Business, Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Yale School of Management and, Georgia Terry College of Business by referencing the details below.
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Through the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, you can apply to a Chicago Booth MBA information in your final year of undergraduate studies, and then defer admission for two-to-five years while you gain professional work experience. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to explore career options without worrying about where you’ll get your MBA.
Date and Time: September 26th at 10:30am ET
Speakers: Simone Newsome – Associate Director, Diversity Admissions and Outreach Admissions
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Stanford’s deferred enrollment program provides a path for eligible candidates to apply now, take one to four years to gain professional experience, and then embark on their MBA journey. Deferred enrollment is designed for students without full-time work experience to pursue opportunities that enable you to build expertise, enhance your skills and knowledge, expand your perspective, and develop professional judgment and self-confidence.
Path2MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Date and Time: September 26th at 1:00 pm EST
Speaker: Christine Friedman
(Deferred Enrollment Director at Stanford Graduate School of Business)
Duke Fuqua School of Business
Date and Time: September 26th at 2:00pm ET
Daytime MBA: Siraj Bah, Program Director, Admissions
One-Year Programs: Dasha Menafee, Assistant Director of Admissions – MMS Programs
Vanderbilt Owen’s Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt offers graduating seniors a clear pathway to obtain their MBA through our deferred admissions programs. Graduating seniors who are U.S. citizens and seeking to enroll in an MBA program after gaining work experience can apply and be accepted into the Vanderbilt Undergrads VU2MBA at the end of their senior year. After spending two to four years working in the private, public, or non-profit sector, admitted students come back to Vanderbilt and begin their MBA classes.
Date and Time: September 26th at 4:00pm ET
Speakers: Mckenzie Mulligan- Associate Director of MBA Recruiting and Admissions