College of Business Graduate Programs - Application Process

Completed applications include the application form, the application fee of $70, your resume, official transcripts from each institution attended beyond high school, and official Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) standardized test scores. You should take your GMAT or GRE at least one month prior to the application deadline to allow adequate time for your scores to be received. The student is responsible for the submission and receipt of all application materials. The College of Business does not require letters of recommendation or a statement of purpose.

All graduate applications must be submitted to the ECU Graduate School.  The Graduate School is the University-wide office that coordinates all graduate applications.  When a student’s application is complete, including GMAT or GRE scores and transcripts received, and the application fee paid, the application package is then sent to the College of Business Graduate Programs office for evaluation.

Submit an online application to the ECU Graduate School


Mail official transcripts to:

Graduate School
East Carolina University
131 Ragsdale Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

(252) 328-6012

Application Procedures for Military:


College of Business Graduate Programs admits students during any semester, and does not to adhere to the ECU Graduate School admission deadlines for domestic students. International students must adhere to all University (thus ECU Graduate School) deadlines.

Completed applications must be received by the ECU Graduate School no later than the date indicated for each semester or summer session. Note that COB Graduate Programs deadlines are different from the deadlines posted by the ECU Graduate School.

Students seeking financial assistance through graduate assistantships, scholarships, or financial aid are strongly urged to apply early, as awards are based on demand and dependent on available funding.

For Domestic Students

MBA Program

Fall - June 1
Spring - October 15
1st Summer Session - March 15
2nd Summer Session - May 1

MSA Program

Fall - July 1
Spring - November 1
1st Summer Session - April 1
2nd Summer Session - May 1

For International Students

Since additional time is required for visa and other document processing, university deadlines are strictly enforced for both MBA and MSA programs. The following deadlines for submitting completed applications are published by the ECU Graduate School.

Fall - February 1
Spring - October 1
1st Summer Session - not accepted
2nd Summer Session - not accepted