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In 2001, Yale Silver Scholar’s program became the first deferred-MBA institution, and Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB followed with their own deferred programs several years later.
Given the target population—students still in college or in master’s programs directly after college—deferred-enrollment applicants have little professional experience and therefore are judged more heavily on their test (GMAT / GRE) scores, GPA, rigor of their undergraduate studies, and extracurricular leadership and collegiate internship experiences. Moreover, deferred-enrollment MBA programs typically look for students in these core groups: 1) students on clear, high-potential paths who are ‘over-achieving’ relative to typical undergraduate and graduate-school students, 2) students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, 3) students from STEM backgrounds or heading into operating or technical roles, and 4) students starting a business or joining a startup.
Here’s a quick summary of the eligibility requirements, deadlines, and application fees for the leading deferred-enrollment MBA programs: