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Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Washington University’s Olin Business School in St. Louis


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: September 20, 2021.

Contact Information

1 Brookings Drive Knight Hall Suite 310
Campus Box 1156
St. Louis, MO 63130
Admissions Office:

School Data

Annual Tuition: $64,250

Acceptance Rate: 34%

Full-Time Enrollment: 86

International: 40%

Minority: 25%

Average Age: 28

Female: 43%

Male: 57%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - October 19, 2021 | Round 2* - January 25, 2022 | Round 3 - March 24, 2022 | Rolling admissions after March 24, 2022 | *Priority deadline for international applicants

The Olin Business School MBA: What You Need To Know

Founded in 1917, Washington University’s Olin Business School offers students a MBA in a supportive, collaborative, and driven environment. Through their values-based and data-driven approach, they equip students to lead in an ever-evolving and connected world.

Student and 2021 graduate Kendra Kelly speaks to the culture at the Graduate Programs Graduation Recognition Ceremony. “Our class is assertive, self-assured yet humble, hard-working, ambitious, and primed to make good on our mission to be values-based, data-driven business leaders. As we go out into the world, I implore you all to remember that our tight-knit bond is our superpower and that much of the greatness we have achieved in this program is the result of this village— a wonderfully diverse village comprised of nearly 50% women, over 40% international students, many races, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations. We have seen repeatedly that we are our best when we work together.”

Olin is quite successful at emphasizing entrepreneurship – ranked number 1 in MBA programs by Poets&Quants in 2020. The program starts with foundational studies in the values-based, data-driven decision-making that underpins our program. Throughout the program, students develop an entrepreneurial mind-set as they learn how to formulate the right problem and ask the right questions when evaluating business decisions.

Olin’s classes of 90-100 students take 67 credit hours of core curriculum and electives, including six weeks of global studies on three continents to gain a better understanding of the cultural contexts in which businesses operate and how they adapt to these differences. The 6 week global immersion is the crown jewel of the program – setting the tone for Olin’s values, establishing a baseline in international business, providing a global business perspective, and encouraging students to bond.

Students can focus on concentrations in consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing and supply chain, as well as options for a STEM MBA and STEM-designated dual degrees in the same amount of time as the MBA alone. All students take part in experiential learning and have entrepreneurial opportunities including team-based consulting projects. Typically a 2 year program, the Full-Time MBA also has an accelerated 18 month option.

Many opportunities exist that allow students to apply classroom learning to real-world problems. Most Olin MBA students participate in an internship, more than 50% complete a practicum, and many students take part in competitions and student clubs. The Center for Experiential Learning facilitates hands-on learning through student-led consulting projects, giving students the chance to broaden their perspective and build confidence to operate beyond their comfort zone. The Weston Center also provides professional development opportunities for students through engagement opportunities such as networking and recruiting events.

Olin Business School MBA Rankings Data

Olin Business School MBA Employment Stats

Olin has not published in its employment report its top employers, preferring to list all of the firms that hired the school’s graduates.

MBA Program Consideration Set:

Stretch Schools: IndianaUSC, Georgetown

Match Schools: Minnesota, Notre DameRiceVanderbiltTexas A&MWisconsinMichigan StateUniversity of WashingtonBrigham Young

Safe Schools: Southern MethodistRochesterMarylandBoston University, Purdue

Notes: MBA Program Consideration Set: If you believe you’re a close match to this school–based on your GMAT and GPA scores,  your age and work experience, you should look at these other competitive full-time MBA programs as well. We list them by stretch, match, and safety. These options are presented on the basis of brand image and ranking status.

Relevant Features

2020 Best & Brightest MBAs: Rebecca Matey, Washington University (Olin)

2020 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Seth Carnahan, Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School