Applications must be completed online and all material should be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Application fees and deposits are no longer required. Once started, you may save the in-process application and come back to it as needed to complete the full process.

All applicants must submit or fulfill the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate studies completed or taken outside of Elon University (please note that Elon transcripts will be requested on your behalf)
    • Transcripts can be mailed to:
      Elon University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      2750 Campus Box
      Elon, NC 27244
    • Transcripts can also be sent electronically to
  • A GMAT or GRE score from a test taken within the last five years, unless eligible to request a waiver of this requirement. Elon recommends a minimum 500 score on the GMAT or a minimum 297 on the GRE.
    • Send official GMAT or GRE scores directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Elon University’s graduate business programs GMAT program code is BFI-84-88 and the GRE program code is 5183
    • Learn more about GMAT/GRE waiver request eligibility
  • Current resume
  • Essay questions, which will be prompted within the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • From either a professional or academic source
  • Personal interview. Qualified applicants who have submitted a complete application will be contacted to schedule a personal interview, which can be conducted on campus, virtually via Zoom, or by telephone. An invitation to interview shows that your application has reached an advanced stage of consideration but does not guarantee admission.


For international applicants:

  • Requirements listed above
  • Official transcripts must be translated into English, if they are not already in English, and must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by a third-party such as WES,  IEE, or ECE.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (unless English is the student’s native language). Acceptable evidence:
    • A minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (internet-based tests) or 213 (computer-based examinations)
    • A minimum Duolingo score of 110
    • A minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic exam score of 6.5 (overall band)

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A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is recommended, plus a GMAT score of 500 or a GRE combined verbal and quantitative score of 297. Application review also strongly considers a student’s letters of recommendation.

If you have questions about admissions requirements and procedures, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (336) 278-7600 or