MBA Admission Requirements
Admission to the MBA program is granted to students who show high promise of success in postgraduate business study.
Previous academic training in business is not required for admission to the MBA program. Students may have backgrounds in such diverse fields as engineering, liberal arts, education and health related areas. The specific content of a student's previous education is less important than the evidence that the student has sound scholarship, strong personal motivation, and the ability to develop the skills necessary to assume positions of leadership.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
A 2.75 GPA, either cumulative or in the last 60 hours of your undergraduate degree.
How to Apply
A completed application consists of the following:
1. Apply to Graduate School
Submitted with your online application.
In addition to the other personal information, you will need the following items to complete the online application:
2. Personal Goals Essay
An essay (500 words or less) which clearly articulates an applicant's reason for seeking admission to the MBA program.
4. Two Reference Forms (Word) or Letters of Recommendation. You will need to provide the e-mail addresses of two references. Recommenders are required to submit through the online system and will receive instructions.
5. Unofficial undergraduate / graduate transcripts
Copies of transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions are required. Unofficial copies may be used in the application process.
Standardized Test Scores
* Due to COVID-19 closures of GMAT testing facilities, the GMAT requirement is temporarily suspended for
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 MBA admissions. Please contact Gretchen Holthaus for more information.
Official GMAT / GRE Test Score**
GMAT code: 6B6-CG-47. Sign up for the GMAT exam. After completion of the exam, GMAC will directly send the results to Wichita State if you provide them with the GMAT code. You can also directly upload an unofficial copy of the test scores with your application. The GMAT exam must have been taken within the last six years. For further questions, contact GMAT at 1-800-717-GMAT.
**GMAT exemptions (3 years or more of managerial work experience, evaluated by the Graduate Programs Committee; or WSU graduate with a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the last 60 credit hours; or business degree from an AACSB accredited school and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in the last 60 credit hours; or a US Master Degree or Equivalent). Click here to access to the required Managerial Exemption Form.
Required for all international students - Official TOFEL or IELTS Test Scores
Please contact us if you believe you qualify for an exemption.
Enter code 6884 on the TOEFL website
Minimum TOEFL requirement:
88 internet | 230 computer | 570 paper | 7.0 IELTS
Domestic students: July 1 for fall semester; Dec. 1 for spring semester
International students: April 1 for fall semester; Aug. 1 for spring semester
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