Business School (MBA)

Bates alumni interested in pursuing business school typically decide between pursuing a Master’s in a specialized area, such as finance, accounting or marketing or pursing a traditional two-year M.B.A. degree. There are other options which exist including an Executive M.B.A. for professionals who wish to fit their studies into current careers while continuing to work, often full-time.

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

Admission to Business School articles and resources:


Find MBA:

Discover Business:

Business Student:


U.S. News & World Report:

U.S. News & World Report Timeline for Admission to Business School

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