Important Dates

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 2017 Spring 2 2017 Spring 3 2017
Application Deadline December 5, 2016 January 23, 2017 February 27, 2017
Start Date January 9, 2017 February 20, 2017 March 27, 2017
  Summer 1 2017 Summer 2 2017 Summer 3 2017
Application Deadline April 10, 2017 May 15, 2017 June 19, 2017
Start Date May 8, 2017 June 12, 2017 July 17, 2017
  Fall 1 2017 Fall 2 2017 Fall 3 2017
Application Deadline July 24, 2017 September 5, 2017 October 9, 2017
Start Date August 21, 2017 October 2, 2017 November 6, 2017

Enrollment Requirements

  • 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.

International Students

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: $27,891-$40,287 (36 - 52 credits, based on foundation coursework needed; and excludes books)
  • Tuition per credit hour: $775
  • Tuition per credit hour for active military and veterans: $680
  • Application fee: $75 (waived for active military and veterans)

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Scholarships available - to learn more, speak with an enrollment advisor.

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.

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