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.


First, in order to apply, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Your undergraduate degree can be in any field of study.

You must show evidence that you’ve completed at least one undergraduate statistics course. Otherwise, you’ll need to complete a non-credit statistics tutorial at Creighton.

You must also submit:

  • Official GMAT score (unless exempt; see GMAT section this page)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from colleges and universities attended
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal statement
  • Resume

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

International Students: International applicants from countries in which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 90 iBT (557 PBT) or a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5 (no sub score lower than 6). Not required for students who have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited institution in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only).


Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

Applicants to all graduate business programs must submit an official GMAT score report, unless they are covered by one of the GMAT exemption practices, listed below. When combined with the applicant’s cumulative higher education grade point average multiplied by 200, the applicant’s score must reach a minimum of 1100 points (GPA x 200 + GMAT total score = 1100).

The GMAT is administered by Pearson VUE. Further information about the GMAT may be obtained at

GMAT Exemption Practices

The GMAT will be waived for applicants to the MBA, MSAPM, and MS-ITM programs who meet any of the following criteria:

  • GRE Performance: Applicants who have already taken the GRE may substitute their GRE performance for their GMAT score provided the applicant’s verbal plus quantitative GRE scores divided by two must equal at least 500 prior to April 2012 and at least 150 after April 2012 and the applicant must be above the 20th percentile in both categories.
  • Professional Graduate Degrees: Applicants who have earned a professional graduate degree including J.D., M.D., Ph.D., DDS, Ed.D., and Pharm.D.
  • Professional Certification: Applicants who have earned either the CPA or CFA certification (have at least passed Level 1 of the CFA).
  • Creighton Business Graduate: Applicants who have earned a BSBA degree from Creighton’s College of Business in the last 10 years and had at least a 3.5 overall GPA, plus at least a 3.75 GPA in all accounting, finance, and statistics courses.