Business School (MBA)

Bates students and alumni interested in pursuing business school typically decide between pursuing a Master’s in a specialized area, such as finance, accounting or marketing or pursuing a traditional two-year M.B.A. degree.

2+2 programs offer deferred admission for college students

In addition, there are Executive M.B.A. programs for professionals who wish to fit their studies into current careers while continuing to work, often full-time.

Alumni who have attended business school are another excellent source of information. Alumni contact information can be found through

The articles and websites below provide a starting point to learn about admission requirements and the application process, as well as compelling reasons to pursue a graduate degree in business.

Business School admission articles and resources:

Find MBA:

Business Student:


U.S. News & World Report:

Bates College Partnership with Simon Business School at the University of Rochester: (priority admission consideration; application fee waiver; merit scholarship support)