MBA Program

MBA Application and Admission Requirements

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General Admission
To be admitted to the Washburn School of Business MBA program you must show promise of success and demonstrate competence in  oral and written communication and college algebra and:

Hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale.

Demonstrate the potential to be successful in graduate level education by satisfying one of the following:

  1. Achieving a specified minimum score on the GMAT or GRE or LSAT or
  2. Graduation from an AACSB accredited school of business with a GPA of 3.3 or greater or
  3. Successful completion of a graduate degree.

Submit two letters reference, official transcripts and a $40 application fee.

Send these to: MBA Director, School of Business, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66621

Nominal deadline for applications are: December 1 for spring semester, May 1st for summer semester, or July 15th or fall semester.

Provisional Admission
If your  application to the MBA program is incomplete, you  may be granted provisional admission for one semester while completing the application.  During that semester, you must complete your application file and  enroll in up to two MBA courses for a total of no more than six semester hours.  Further enrollment is not possible without full admission to the MBA program.

Provisional admission may be granted if you  are completing the foundational level courses for the MBA program. You  will not be allowed to enroll in upper level MBA courses until you have completed those courses and have been granted a full admission to the MBA program.

Transfer Policy

A maximum of nine hours of graduate credit in the upper-level MBA program may be transferred from an AACSB-accredited graduate school and posted on the Washburn University transcript.  Requests to transfer courses must be made to the Director of the MBA program.

Law School Courses

Up to six hours of credit from an ABA-accredited law school may be applied toward the 30-hour upper-level MBA requirement. The law school credit must be in business related, non-required law school courses approved by the School of Business. Washburn University offers a dual JD/MBA degree.