MBA Admission Requirements

The Washburn MBA program examines each applicant on a holistic basis that includes educational background, work history, letters of recommendation and other applicant-specific qualifications that suggest you would be a good MBA candidate. This admissions process has allowed Washburn to consistently attract top students with a wide range of backgrounds. Depending on the applicant's academic history, there are opportunities for either full or provisional admission to the MBA program. Fully-admitted students are not required to take graduate program entrance exams, such as the GMAT or GRE.

Undergraduate business and non-business majors are encouraged to apply.

We have seen both undergraduate business majors as well as non-business degree holders achieve high levels of success within our program. This success translates into greater earning potential, more career opportunities and access to networking opportunities in numerous fields. Whether you have an undergraduate business degree or a degree in another field, the Washburn MBA is structured in a way for you to quickly and efficiently achieve greater levels of success.

Early Admission: 3+2 MBA Program 

Get ahead and realize tremendous educational and career preparation benefits by taking advantage of the early admission graduate program Master of Business Administration 3+2 track offered to current Washburn undergraduate School of Business students. Get a head-start on graduate-level MBA courses while completing the remainder of your undergraduate BBA degree during your senior year. With the 3+2 track, it is possible to earn your MBA within just months of completing your BBA.

Note: In certain cases, it is possible for non-business current undergraduate students to begin taking select MBA courses simultaneously with remaining undergraduate courses during your senior year, including and if applicable, 500-level foundational pre-MBA courses intended for the non-business undergraduate major.

(More information about MBA 3+2 program.)

Applications are reviewed immediately.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants can expect an admissions decision to be made within 10 business days. Students choose to begin the program in January, June or August. Professional work experience is not a requirement of admission.

MBA Admission Requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from school awarding bachelor's degree
    • Washburn undergraduate students or those with a previous Washburn University degree are not required to provide unofficial or official transcripts.
  • Online application
  • Two letters of reference

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.

Application Priority Deadlines

Spring semester: December 1
Summer semester: May 1
Fall semester: July 31

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