To help you stay on track for your preferred start term, please refer to this academic calendar for each term’s application deadline and course start date.
|Spring 1 2016||Spring 2 2016||Spring 3 2016|
|Application Deadline||November 23, 2015||January 14, 2016||February 15, 2016|
|Start Date||January 11, 2016||February 22, 2016||March 28, 2016|
|Summer 1 2016||Summer 2 2016||Summer 3 2016|
|Application Deadline||March 28, 2015||May 2, 2016||June 13, 2016|
|Start Date||May 9, 2016||June 13, 2016||July 18, 2016|
|Fall 1 2016||Fall 2 2016||Fall 3 2016|
|Application Deadline||August 1, 2016||August 22, 2016||September 26, 2016|
|Start Date||August 22, 2016||October 3, 2016||November 7, 2016|
- A completed and signed application
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited (AACSB or EQUIS) four-year institution with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended
- Current resume
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- A GMAT/GRE score report
- Successful candidates typically submit a GMAT score of 550 or better
- Please use GMAT Code: 09D-TL-19
Note: The GMAT is required for admission, but may be waived for qualified applicants (see GMAT Substitution Policy below)
GMAT Substitution Policy
In combination with academic and professional experience, the GMAT is a good predictor of a candidate’s success in an MBA program and is generally required for admission.
A GMAT waiver may be granted for applicants who exceed basic MBA admission requirements:
- 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
- Strong recommendation letters with a completed application
- Either (1) have previously completed a graduate or professional degree, or (2) can demonstrate seven or more years of progressive managerial experience in position(s) requiring supervisory decision-making and leadership.
If you would like to be considered for the GMAT waiver, please submit a written request asking that the above items evidenced in your application file be considered for a GMAT substitution.
Online MBA Business Foundation Course Requirements
To best ensure students will be successful in the program, it is important for students to possess core business competencies. If you earned your bachelor's degree in business, or took equivalent courses with an average grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) with no more than two grades below a 3.0, you may satisfy that requirement. If not, we offer the foundation courses to cover these basics, which will be required. Please consult with your enrollment advisor to confirm.
Should you need to take the prerequisite courses, these are also offered online.
We offer the following foundation courses in a five- to seven-week format:
MBA Online Foundation Courses
Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting (Acctg 550) – 3 credits
Data Analysis for Managers (BA 500) – 2 credits
Foundations in Marketing (BA 501) – 2 credits
Foundations in Operations Management (BA 502) – 2 credits
Foundations of Business Law (BA 503) – 2 credits
Foundations in Finance (BA 504) – 2 credits
Managerial Economics (Econs 555) – 3 credits
Note: WSU may accept transfer credits from qualified institutions.
Please submit all of the materials as required in addition to the following:
- Official copies of certificates and/or diplomas
- School Code: 4705
- Score: 580 (237c) (93 IBTS)
- Pearson Test of English
- Code: 8Z2-GT-38
- Score: 62
Tuition and Fees*
Below is a breakdown of the costs related to the online MBA:
- Total tuition: $27,000-$39,000 (36 - 52 credits, based on foundation coursework needed; and excludes books)
- Tuition per credit hour: $750
- Tuition per credit hour for active military and veterans: $658
- Application fee: $75 (waived for active military and veterans)
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
There are many financial aid options available to eligible students to help finance their education. To find out more, visit Student Financial Services.
Student Financial Services
You may be eligible for financial assistance to help fund your education. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out if you are eligible for need-based financial aid (most commonly available in the form of federal student loans).
Private loans are available from a variety of sources. The WSU Student Financial Services Office and the Carson College of Business do not specifically endorse these loans or lenders, and we encourage you to carefully consider all loan options.
To learn more about the financial aid options available to you, consult the Student Financial Services website.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
In an effort to ensure that we have successful students and responsible borrowers, we have a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy in place. As a graduate student, a 3.0 grade point average is required to enroll and to stay enrolled in your program, regardless of the funding you have secured. If your funding choice is financial aid, in addition to maintaining a 3.0 GPA, you must meet certain standards of academic progress to continue to receive funding. Failure to meet these standards may result in financial aid being withheld. As a student accepting financial aid, it is very important to understand the associated responsibilities and required rates of progress. If you persist according to the course schedule and degree plan that your student support team member provides to you, you will be on track for on-time degree completion.
To learn more, read WSU's policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress and Academic Deficiency Requirements.