Be a Heider Graduate Student


You are ready to advance your career goals by earning a graduate degree from the Heider College of Business. Once accepted, you have the option to start your studies at five different times during the calendar year.

Haven’t taken your GMAT? No worries. Through our conditional application, you may register for two courses (six credit hours) before you take the GMAT.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts
  • Completed application & $50 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • GMAT score may be required (see GMAT section below)

Some programs may have additional requirements that must be met. Review the admissions requirements for your specific program for more details.Once you’ve gathered all of your materials, you’re ready to complete the online application.

Questions? Call 402.280.2703 to speak with an Enrollment Specialist, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central.

Conditional Application

Want to get started right away on your graduate studies while you’re completing the formal application process? You can apply for conditional status, which allows you to take up to six credit hours of coursework before finalizing your formal application. This is a great option for those who haven’t yet taken the GMAT.

Please note that you may not register for classes until the registration period for formally admitted students has passed.  

To apply for conditional admission, you must submit:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from colleges and universities attended
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal statement
  • ​Resume

Now you’re ready to complete the online application.

Graduate Calendar - Campus

Residential Graduate Business Calendar

Heider Business School Graduate Calendar
Fall 2017: August 23 - November 20, Red
Winter 2017: December 4 & 5 - January 24 & 25, Navy
Spring 2018: February 12 - May 3, Green
Summer 2018: (Session 1): May 14 - June 20, Yellow
Summer 2018: (Session 2): July 2 - August 8, Yellow



Graduate Calendar - Online

Heider College of Business Online Graduate Calendar, Creighton University
Fall 2017: (Session 1): August 21 - October 15, Red
Fall 2017: (Session 2): October 24 - December 17, Red
Spring 2018: (Session 1): January 15 - March 4, Green
Spring 2018: (Session 2): March 12 - May 6, Green
Summer 2018: (Session 1): No classes offered
Summer 2018: (Session 1): June 18 - August, 12 Yellow



International Applicants

English Language Proficiency Requirements

English Language Proficiency is an important part of the application process for those whose first language is not English. The Faculty Admission Committee for each Creighton Graduate Program has the discretion to determine individual standards for how this requirement will be met using one or more of the following:

  • Your English language exam scores. See below for the exams currently allowed and minimum scores accepted.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guam, Ireland, Jamaica, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Scotland, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, and Virgin Islands.
  • Individual Graduate Programs have the discretion to utilize face-to-face interviews or other means to verify that English language proficiency has been met.
TOEFL Score IELTS Score Duolingo Score
90 or above (no section below 20) Overall 6.5 (no section below 6.0) 61 or above


Certification of Available Finances

International applicants who are formally admitted must complete and submit a Certification of Available Finances Form through the Global Engagement Office.


Applicants may or may not be required to provide a GMAT score, depending on their intended degree program, work experience and cumulative GPA. Please review the admissions requirements for your specific program for more details: