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:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have your  official undergraduate transcripts sent by that institution to the MBA director, School of Business, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas 66621.
  3. Complete and submit online applications to Washburn University and  the Graduate Program in Business.
  4. Have a minimum GMAT score of 450.  Go to mba.com , the official page for the GMAT test for information regarding the time, place and cost of the GMAT exam.
  5. Have earned a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75
  6. Have an admission index of 1050 - computed as (200*GPA) + GMAT Score
  7. Arrange for two letters of reference from former professors,  employers or others  to be sent to the MBA Director, School of Business, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas 66621.
  8. Submit the $40 MBA application fee to the MBA Director, School of Business.

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.