MBA Admission Requirements

The Washburn MBA program examines each application 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.  In most cases, fully-admitted students are not required to take graduate entrance exams, such as the GMAT and 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 achieve greater levels of success.

Applications are reviewed immediately.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants can expect an admissions decision to be made within ten business days. 

MBA Admission Requirements are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from school awarding bachelor's degree
  • 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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