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Please review the instructions below to prepare your application to the Flexible MBA program at Carey Business School.
The Fall 2022 application is now open. Applicants can apply either through the Johns Hopkins University Graduate Application platform or through BusinessCAS for the specific start terms noted below.
The application instructions on this webpage are for our Johns Hopkins University Graduate Application platform. Application instructions for BusinessCAS will be available once you log in through the BusinessCAS system. You can submit your application either through Johns Hopkins University or BusinessCAS. The application requirements and the evaluation process are the same.
Apply for Summer and Fall 2022
Apply for Fall 2022
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Applying for Summer or Fall 2022
Begin and manage your application by creating your username and password on the Johns Hopkins University-wide platform.
- Choose “Carey Business School” as your school of choice.
- You are able to begin your application, save it, and return to finish it at a later time by logging in at your convenience.
- Your application will not be evaluated until you submit it and all supporting materials are received.
- Use Google Chrome for the best user experience while completing your application.
All official documents for the Flexible MBA that need to be mailed (transcripts, credential evaluations, and official test scores) should be sent to:
Office of Admissions
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
Applying for Fall 2022
Applicants also have the option of applying for Fall 2022 through our BusinessCAS system. Application instructions for BusinessCAS will be available once you log in through the BusinessCAS system.
Please Note: You can submit your application either through Johns Hopkins University or BusinessCAS. The application requirements and the evaluation process are the same.
Review all application deadlines
We understand the challenges some applicants are facing in completing their applications. As such, we will work with you individually to ensure your application is complete. Please reach out to an admissions officer for assistance.
Summer 2022 Application Deadlines
Deadlines Round 1 Final Round Candidate deadline February 16, 2022 April 13, 2022 Decision release Rolling Rolling Deposit deadline 4 weeks 4 weeks
Applicants must submit a total of two required essays. The first essay topic is required for all applicants and must be responded to directly. You will choose your second essay topic from the list provided on the application. It is important to express your original thoughts and incorporate your individual voice in response to these questions.
Be sure your statements capture who you are, what you believe, and what you aspire to do. In addition:
- Use a 12-point font and double space your document
- Indicate which question you are answering at the beginning of each essay
- Do not mail paper copies of your essay to Admissions
- Upload all required essays
- Essays should be 300-500 words
You will also have the optional opportunity to provide any additional clarifying information that you wish to share with the Admissions committee regarding your academic record, personal history, or professional attributes.
Official transcripts from all U.S. schools must be sent electronically. All U.S. transcripts must be from an accredited institution recognized by the Department of Education. Please visit your school’s website to request an official transcript be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts are required from all schools where 15 or more credits were earned. Final transcripts must show the degrees you have earned. Your admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
If your school does not participate in an electronic transcript submission system, send official sealed transcripts to the address below:
Office of Admissions
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
We require a resume or a CV. Please be sure to have your resume or CV fully updated, and include both the months and years of your various work experiences as strong career experience is preferred.
Who should write your letter of recommendation? We suggest someone who knows you personally and who can speak directly about your strengths and experience. Do not focus on the person in your company at the highest level.
Be sure that you have been in their class, have reported to them directly, and/or you have shared your interest in graduate school with them.
- Please use your recommender’s work email address rather than a personal account like Gmail, which will be more closely monitored in our credential verification process.
- Recommendations from relatives and friends are strongly discouraged.
- One recommendation is required. We will read up to two.
UPDATE: We have suspended the GMAT/GRE requirement for all applicants to part-time programs through the Fall 2022 start term. View current testing policies
Applicants to the Flexible MBA program are required to take the GMAT or the GRE. We accept scores from both the GMAT and the GRE that are up to five years old and do not have a preference for either test. Be sure to do your research on which exam is best for you. Have your scores sent directly to Carey Business School.
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Codes:
- GMAT - KGB-B0-98
- GRE – 0834
For more information, use the links below.
- Information on registering and sending GMAT scores
- Information on registering and sending GRE scores
You have the ability to request a GMAT/GRE waiver in the “Supporting Materials” section of the application.
You may be considered for a waiver if you meet one of the following conditions:
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher with quantitative coursework and five or more years of professional/managerial work experience
- An advanced degree (master’s level or higher) that includes quantitative coursework
- Level 1 CFA or CPA designation
- A minimum of 10 years of progressive, managerial work experience and/or senior professional leadership.
In addition to submitting the materials required for all applicants, international applicants must:
Submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language or International English Language Testing System score. You may be exempt, if you meet one of the following criteria:
- You completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or another country on this list.
- You completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university where English was the ONLY language of instruction as indicated on the university’s website, transcript, and/or mark sheets.
- You have been employed and resided in the U.S. for at least four years.
Indicate in the “Supporting Materials” section of the application if you meet one of the above qualifications for exemption.
The preferred minimum TOEFL score is 100 on the Internet-based test. Carey uses TOEFL's "MyBest" score. The preferred minimum IELTS score is 7.0. Given the small number of students who take the TOEFL revised Paper-delivered Test, Carey Business School does not publish a preferred minimum score for this version. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. The TOEFL code for Carey Business School is 0834, IELTS does not require a code.
Individual programs may require additional evidence to demonstrate English language proficiency.
Submit an official course-by-course evaluation for all degrees earned or expected from outside the U.S. The course-by-course evaluation must be provided by an authorized credential evaluation agency and must reflect that the applicant has the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. See the Credential Evaluation Agencies section for a list of authorized agencies.
Special note for applicants with three-year undergraduate degrees from non-U.S. colleges and universities: In some situations, three-year degrees can be considered equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree. In these cases, applicants can apply to Carey Business School. Before you begin your application and the credential evaluation process, please contact the Admissions Officer for your country for further guidance. Typically, World Education Services is the only credential evaluation agency that will consider three year degrees as being equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Applicants can preview how their degree will be evaluated by using a free tool at the World Education Services website: http://www.wes.org/evaluations/preliminary.asp
If coursework was earned outside of the U.S. but the degree was earned in the U.S., only transcripts from all schools are required and must be in English.
A $100 nonrefundable application fee is due when you submit your online application.
Candidates cannot apply for more than one program in a single round.
If offered admission, you must accept or decline by the deadline for that round. You cannot wait to make a decision on a first offer while applying for another program in the next round.
Work experience is not required in order to be accepted into the program. However, work experience may be required to be eligible for a GRE or GMAT exam waiver.
Admissions to other schools in the University
If you are a Carey Business School student who wishes to transfer to one of the other schools in the university (such as Engineering, Public Health, or Peabody), you are required to submit an admission application to that school. Admission to the Carey Business School establishes no claim or priority for admission to any other school in the university. Students interested in dual degree programs (programs that combine degrees from multiple Johns Hopkins schools or Johns Hopkins and one of our partner institutions) should visit our dual degree page for instructions on how to apply.