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College of Business Online MBA Program

Online MBA Program Requirements

A Faculty Admissions Committee, chaired by the Director of the MBA Program, will review all applications. Admission to the Online MBA program is competitive, and only top candidates will be considered. (These requirements represent minimum applicant qualifications.) The committee will review all admission documents to determine if the applicant can successfully complete the program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of MBA application Apply On-Line and UW Graduate Admissions Application.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college; undergraduate GPA may be a consideration for admission.

  • Five or more years of progressive, full-time professional work experience, including three or more years in a supervisory/managerial role.

  • GMAT score of 550 or better* (GRE may substitute for GMAT)

  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from superiors or business professionals.

  • Professional resume.

  • Quantitative Skills: Candidates whose backgrounds do not demonstrate proficiency in basic quantitative and analytic skills may be required to take a quantitative skills assessment test or receive a grade of 'B' or better in any required prerequisite courses* prior to admission. Please contact us for more information.

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended. The MBA Program Office will perform a transcript analysis once all transcripts are received to determine if the applicant has fulfilled all prerequisites.

  • Interview:  Pre-admission interviews are encouraged and may be conducted prior to submission of a completed application. Candidates can request an interview by sending a copy of their resume to the Admissions Office at

*Note: The GMAT/GRE and prerequisite courses may be waived based on experience at the discretion of the MBA Director. Please contact the MBA Program Office for transcript analysis and resume evaluation prior to beginning any prerequisite course work or taking the GMAT/GRE exam.

Important: Attainment of these requirements does not guarantee admission.

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