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Applications for the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business must be completed using Purdue's Graduate School online application and will not be considered for review until all required materials have been received.
For more detailed information on how to submit your application, please review the steps to apply.
|Round 5 / Final International Applicants living outside of the U.S.
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The Academic Statement of Purpose and the Personal History Statement are two of the most important documents in your graduate school application. Information in the Personal History Statement should complement but not duplicate information in the Academic Statement of Purpose. Each essay should be up to 500 well-crafted words.
Required of all applicants:
If you are admitted and choose to enroll at Purdue University, you must submit official transcripts to the Purdue University Graduate School. Once you submit official transcripts to Purdue University, they become property of the University and will not be returned.
The Office of Graduate Admissions accepts electronic transcripts from accredited colleges and universities sent via Parchment Exchange, the National Student Clearinghouse, or directly from the accredited college and university. The transcript must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to verify the authenticity of the documents.
An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts and/or English translations may be mailed directly from a Registrar’s office to the Office of Graduate Admissions or you can choose to send the transcripts yourself.
Official documents may be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Purdue University Graduate School
155 South Grant Street, YONG 170
West Lafayette, IN 47907
You must upload to the online application transcript(s) and/or academic document(s) for every institution of higher education you attended regardless of whether or not a degree was received. If a transcript and diploma/degree certificate are not in English, an English translation (certified by the college or university which issued it) must be uploaded.
The uploaded transcript and/or academic document may be from the official or unofficial version of the document. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or the original seal of the issuing institution. An unofficial transcript printed from your current/previous institution(s) student system is not an acceptable document.
If personal identifying information such as a student identification number or social security number appears on the document, remove this information from your electronic version of your document or mark out the information in black ink before scanning your document.
All transcripts and/or academic documents uploaded to the online application system are considered unofficial. The Purdue University Graduate School reserves the right to require official transcripts and/or academic documents at any time during the admissions process. Transcripts will not be returned.
Note: Please do not submit your application until test scores are provided. It is recommended that you submit only the scores you intend to have reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
An official GMAT score of 600 or higher is the preferred score for MSBAIM graduate programs in the Daniels School of Business. The Admissions Committee will consider the GRE in lieu of the GMAT if an applicant has already taken the GRE exam. The GMAT is also preferred in scholarship consideration.
We recommend applicants plan to take the GMAT at least two weeks prior to your application deadline. Official test score reports should be sent to the specific program you have applied to at Purdue University and must be received by the stated deadline. Admission decisions are not finalized until official scores are received. (Visit www.mba.com for complete information regarding the test.)
The name of the program you are applying to is the 'code' required for reporting your GMAT score.
For MSBAIM use 'MS in Business Analytics and Information Management.'
GRE scores must be reported to Purdue University, institutional code 1631.
GMAT/GRE waiver consideration will be made for domestic applicants who apply for a waiver. They must be domestic and/or U.S. military applicants with four (4) or more years of professional experience and/or for applicants with U.S. equivalent graduate degrees from an accredited university.
In order to apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver, you must have successfully completed and submitted the entire application.
Once you have submitted your application with the above included, contact the masters office at email@example.com to receive a GMAT/GRE waiver form that you must complete and submit.
**Please Note: A link for the required online Kira self-recorded video section is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted. Your application will not be reviewed until Kira and all other sections are complete, so plan to finalize all requirements prior to your preferred application deadline listed at the top of this page. Kira does not take the place of an admissions interview.
In the process of completing the Daniels School of Business graduate application, you will respond to 3 to 5 video essay questions. The questions vary for each program and are developed to assess core competencies that align with your specific program. The video essays are used by the admissions committee to identify business school competencies that we believe are key to building a diverse and strong cohort. You will be asked questions that will give us insight into your position on the following topics:
Just like many other business schools, we find these are some of the key skills that highly qualified candidates share. Additionally, we feel we get to know each candidate a little better as a result of the essays and gain insight that simply cannot be viewed on a written application.
Please talk to your program specialist prior to submitting your essays if you would like some guidance on how to best prepare.
Applications for the Daniels School of Business must be completed using Purdue’s Graduate School online application. International applicants must follow a slightly altered application process.
Any individual who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States is classified as an international applicant. If you are a permanent resident, non-U.S. citizen, please upload a copy of your alien registration/green card within the online application. Permanent residents who do not provide a copy of an alien registration number will be reclassified as an international student for admission consideration and fees.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one Language Assessment Test for admission to the Purdue University Graduate School. Students can choose from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The Graduate School accepts all valid forms of TOEFL testing. Daniels School of Business preferred scores are:
For the Internet-based test, all 5 minimum scores must be satisfied. Only official TOEFL scores received directly from the Educational Testing Service are acceptable. For further information, visit www.toefl.org. TOEFL scores must be reported to Purdue University’s Graduate School. Please use institution code 1631.
The Graduate School accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A copy of the official IELTS report must be scanned and uploaded into the online application. Daniels School of Business preferred scores are: An overall band score of 7.5 is required for admission, with 7.0 required per each section. For more information, visit www.ielts.org.
All scores must be documented by an official report from the Educational Testing Service. The TOEFL and IELTS must be no more than 24 months old at the time the application credentials are reviewed by the Graduate School.
We do accept Duolingo English test scores to meet English proficiency requirements. The Purdue Graduate School prefers a total score of 115 as well as 115 on each subsection for admission. The Daniels School of Business prefers a total score of 125 and prefers a score 125 on each subsection.
As an international student, you may be considered for an English language assessment test waiver only if you have obtained a baccalaureate degree, graduate or professional degree within the past 36 months from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction, in a country where English is the native language. In order to meet this requirement, receipt of a degree must fall within the 36-month period when your documents are under review by the Daniels School of Business and Purdue University Graduate School. Test scores expire on the first day of the month in which they were taken.
If you were educated outside the United States, and the native language of the country where you were educated is not English, you must upload both a certified official transcript in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation (certified by the college or university which issued it).
*You must also upload a certified official copy of your diploma/degree certificate in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation. A Provisional Certificate does not meet this requirement.
In order to be considered for admission to the Daniels School of Business, international applicants holding a 3-year degree from India are expected to complete the Part 1 exams of a university master's degree to be eligible for graduate consideration. Post-graduate diploma programs offered by universities are also acceptable to complete the 4-year requirement. Professional programs offered by external agencies, organizations or non-university groups are not acceptable.
The Daniels School of Business does not require proof of financial capability until after a student has been admitted. We ask that you not include it when submitting your application. Upon an offer of admission, students will work with the Office of International Students and Scholars (ISS) to demonstrate eligibility for a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 or DS-2019).
The Daniels School of Business waives the program application fee for:
International applicants are subject to a non-refundable $75 application fee.
For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the program specialist for details.
Note: If you pay the application fee before the fee has been waived, it is non-refundable.
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