Before you begin the application process, be sure to carefully review the following requirements for enrollment into the online MBA program:
- Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution*
- GPA: Min. 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale
- GMAT: The GMAT is required for admission. **
- Successful candidates typically submit a GMAT score of 550 or better.
- GMAT Code: 09D-TL-19
- Completed and signed application (online)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Official transcripts
*Online MBA Business Foundation Course Requirements
The ideal candidate for the WSU online MBA program has earned a bachelor’s degree in business from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution with a GPA equivalent to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
For those who have not earned their bachelor’s in business, WSU requires you to complete specific foundational courses from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited or approved business program prior to enrollment. If you have completed equivalent courses, you may be eligible for a waiver of these foundational courses. Applicants must have an average grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) for all foundation courses with no more than two grades below a 3.0.
We offer the following foundation courses in a five- to seven-week format:
MBA Online Foundation Courses
- BA 502
- Foundations in Operations Management
- BA 503
- Foundations of Business Law
- Acctg 550
- Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting
- BA 501
- Foundations in Marketing
- Econs 555
- Managerial Economics
- BA 504
- Foundations in Finance
- BA 600
**GMAT Substitution Policy
The GMAT is required for admission to all WSU MBA programs. In combination with academic and professional experience, the GMAT is a good predictor of a candidate’s success in an MBA program. Under certain circumstances, applicants may request a waiver of the GMAT requirement. GMAT waiver requests will only be considered from those applicants who exceed basic MBA admission requirements (including a 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale, strong recommendation letters, and a completed application) and either (1) have previously completed a graduate or professional degree, or (2) can demonstrate at least seven years of progressive managerial experience in position(s) requiring supervisory decision making and leadership. Applicants must submit a written request asking that the above items evidenced in their application file be considered for a GMAT substitution.
The Washington State University online MBA may accept up to 6 elective credits from an accredited institution provided those credits were not used to acquire a previous degree. If you intend to transfer graduate credits to be applied to the online MBA program, you are required to submit official transcripts from colleges or universities showing such credit.