Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Crosby MBA

Apply Now to the Crosby MBA Program

Now that we've told you about our top-notch program, it's time to apply.  

Application Deadlines
Entry Fall 2019 (Term begins August 2019)
  • May 15th – International Deadline
  • July 15th – Domestic Deadline

After final deadline all domestic applications will continue to be reviewed until all seats are filled.


Orientation for new students for fall 2019 will be held Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16. All accepted students will be required to attend. 


Criteria for Admissions 
  • Professional work or internship experience (Post-graduation work experience is strongly encouraged.)
  • Leadership, community, and service involvement
  • Quality of undergraduate work (GPA) and rigor of coursework
  • Competitive score on the GMAT or the GRE
  • Strong letter(s) of recommendation 
  • Interview required for competitive applicants

International students: TOEFL or IELTS exam required. See below with more details. 



All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

Please note that your entire application must be complete (including test scores) before your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.  Therefore, please submit your application in its entirety before any final application deadlines. For dual BSIE/MBA, BSIT/MBA, MHA/MBA, MSIE/MBA and JD/MBA students, please apply for the semester you plan to begin the MBA program. If you are applying for deferrerd admission, please apply for the next academic semester available.

1) University of Missouri Graduate School Application

An application fee of $65 for domestic and $90 for international applicants applies; the application fee is non-refundable and is not applicable to any future fees. Please visit the University of Missouri Graduate Studies Office website to see if you qualify for an application fee waiver

2) Transcripts

Scan and upload an unofficial copy of ALL transcripts to your online application prior to submitting the application. If you have attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, you may obtain an unofficial copy of your academic record from myZou.

Please do not mail hard copies of your official transcript to the Graduate School until you receive notification from the Crosby MBA program if you are accepted.

3) Test Scores

Have your official GMAT (code 596-15-82) or GRE (code 6875) scores sent to the University of Missouri. You may also upload your unofficial test scores in the application or email your score sheet to

International students must upload a TOEFL or IELTS score. Visit the University of Missouri Graduate Studies Office for more details on requirements for international students

4) Resume
Please upload a current resume which includes the following information:
  • Work experience (Full-time, part-time, internships, etc.)
  • Leadership experience (Membership/leadership roles in organizations, volunteering, etc.)
  • Honors/Awards
5) Recommendations

At least one letter of recommendation is required, and we will accept up to three. Each recommender will receive an email directly from the application system containing recommendation competition and submission requirements.

6) Responses

The three pillars of the Crosby MBA program are Community, Curriculum and Careers. Please respond to the following questions by uploading a PDF of your responses.  

  • Community
    Tell us more about why you decided to apply to the Crosby MBA and how you plan to contribute to our community.  (250 words or less)
  • Curriculum
    What matters most to you for your MBA experience and why? How will the Crosby MBA provide you that experience beginning with the MBA concentration you plan to pursue? (250 words or less)
  • Careers
    Describe what and/or who has influenced your career path until now. How will these experiences shape your future career plans and aspirations? Please include information about your future career interest function and industry goals. (350 words or less)



Active Duty Military or Veterans Applicants

The University of Missouri Crosby MBA Program is designated a Military-Friendly School by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC). If you have been on active duty within three years of your application to our program, please contact us at prior to submitting your application so that we can provide you with the benefits associated with that designation, including:

  • Waiver of the application fee
  • Evaluation of your qualifications for financial awards that can supplement any additional benefits you may have through the military
  • A one-year deferment if your plans are delayed by your service requirements

The MU Veterans Center on campus is here to meet the needs and address the concerns of veterans at Mizzou, including camaraderie among fellow veterans, resources and support.  

International Applicants

An Official TOEFL or IELTS score is required for every applicant whose native language is not English. The minimum TOEFL score requirement is 93 IBT (internet-based) with at least a 21 on the speaking portion. The minimum IELTS score is 7.0, with at least a minimum of 6.5 on the speaking portion. Include your score information in the “Test Information” section of the online Graduate Studies application, and arrange to have your official scores sent directly to the University; MU's code is 6875. Please visit the MU Graduate Studies web site for additional application information, including exceptions to the English Language testing requirement.

 You can also visit the MU International Center for additional resources about being an international student at Mizzou.