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Admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is competitive. Each candidate is evaluated individually by an admissions committee chaired by the MBA Program Director. The committee considers every part of the application in a holistic assessment of the candidate's reasons for pursuing an MBA, prior academic performance, work experience, exam scores, and letters of recommendation.
Summer Admission: All required application materials are due by April 1.
Fall Admission: All required application materials are due by June 30.
Spring Admission: All required application materials are due by December 1.
International Applicants: Please be advised that there are additional university requirements that may take additional processing time - you are encouraged to apply prior to the application deadline to ensure that if admitted, all required documentation can be provided prior to the term of entry.
Completed university application.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university or college.
A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0, preferred. Based on a 4.0 scale. If you do not meet this minimum preferred GPA, please contact the program office.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Examination) exam scores. GMAT and GRE scores must be sent directly to the MBA Program. The institution code for the GRE is 4855.
Five or more years of progressive, full-time professional work experience, preferred.
Copies of all transcripts must be uploaded into the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
One letter of recommendation from a professional or education-related mentor provided directly by the reference to the UW Graduate Admissions Application.
A remote interview is required upon submission of a completed application.
Provide proof of satisfactory English ability if native language is not English by completing the TOEFL or IELTS exam. The minimum acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score is 600 on the paper-based test (TOEFL PBT) or a score of 100 on the Internet-based test (TOEFL iBT). The minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7. An applicant whose native language is English and is a citizen of one of the following countries or has earned a university level degree from a school in one of the following countries may be exempt from providing additional proof of English proficiency: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia Dominica, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Bermuda, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Distance Education Only: An applicant whose native language is English or who has earned a university level degree from an English speaking university may be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency.
NOTE: Students who have earned their undergraduate degree in a business or a STEM related field from a United States regionally accredited institution with the minimum preferred GPA OR who have 10+ years of professional work experience with demonstrated supervisory/managerial skills are eligible to have the GMAT/GRE requirement waived on a case-by-case basis. Please contact program office for additional information.
Prerequisites: No prerequisite courses will be required if you have completed a business or STEM related bachelors or masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university with the minimum preferred GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR if you have 3+ years of professional work experience.
Applicants without a business or STEM related undergraduate or graduate degree OR without 3+ years of professional work experience must provide evidence of proficiency in the following:
Business Math and Statistics
Fundamentals of Economics
*Note: Evidence of proficiency in these areas is considered on a case-by-case basis but is commonly pursued through supplemental courses and/or relevant professional experience. Please contact the program office for additional information.