Enrollment is determined through a comprehensive evaluation process. Requirements are as follows:

  • GPA: Min. 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale
  • GMAT: The GMAT is required for admission. *
    Successful candidates typically submit the GMAT score with 550 or better.
  • Completed and Signed Application (online)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts


International Students-please submit all of the materials as required above and the following:

  • Official Copies of Certificates and/or Diplomas
  • TOEFL: 580 (237c) (93 IBTS)
    School Code: 4705
  • Pearson Test of English
    Code: 8Z2-GT-38
    Score: 62

Applicants who do not meet the business degree requirement must complete the appropriate foundation coursework from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited or approved business program.  Applicants accepted into the program may take and complete all of the foundation courses through the online MBA platform.  Some foundation courses can be satisfied by passing a Pearson Primer, or CLEP examination.

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 have (1) previously completed a graduate or professional degree, or (2) can demonstrate at least 7 years of 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 to be considered for a GMAT substitution.

Transfer Credits

Students intending to request transfer credit for their Program of Study will need to submit official transcripts from colleges or universities showing such credit. See Chapter 6, Section G, Program of Study in the Policies and Procedures Manual for additional policy information on transfer credit.

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Tuition and Fees

Washington State University is proud to deliver a high-quality education to all of our graduate level students. Your education is an investment you make in yourself that can lead to new professional opportunities, personal satisfaction, and potential increased earnings during your career. Below you’ll find the costs associated with our online Master’s in Business Administration […]

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Financial Aid

Your ability to pay for your education is always an important consideration. An Enrollment Advisor can assist you in exploring alternative financing options. The determination for need-based financial aid eligibility (generally federal student loans) is based on filing the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private loans are available from a variety of sources. […]

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Military & Veterans’ Resources

Washington State University offers academic and financial support for military members and their families serving in the state of Washington and around the world. Whether you’re active duty, guard/reserve, a veteran, or interested in entering the military while pursuing your education, WSU has programs to meet your needs. Veteran-friendly Environment For two consecutive years, WSU […]

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