Executive MBA Enrollment Details


To help you stay on track for your preferred start term, please refer to this academic calendar for each term’s course start date. Our application deadlines are rolling, so please speak with an enrollment advisor for more detail.

Spring 2020 Spring 2021
Start Dates: January 13, 2020 January 11, 2021

Summer 2020

Summer 2021
Start Dates: May 11, 2020 May 10, 2021

Fall 2020

Fall 2021
Start Dates: August 24, 2020 August 23, 2021


  • Completed application (online)
  • Completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • Five-plus years of management, senior management, or executive business experience
  • GPA: Minimum 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, however, the age of GPA and the level of degree and rigor will be considered in the evaluation
  • GMAT: The GMAT may be waived for qualified candidates*
    • GMAT Code: 09D-TL-19
  • Letter of organizational support
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume
  • Organizational summary (500 words or fewer describing your organization and role within it)
  • Organizational chart
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview


In no more than 500 words, demonstrate how your professional and academic experiences have prepared you for success as an Executive MBA student. Be sure to let us know why the Carson College of Business at Washington State University is right for you. What are your future goals and how can the Carson College Executive MBA help you achieve those goals. In addition, if you are seeking a GMAT waiver, please include that request in your essay along with supporting information as to why a waiver should be considered.


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 the basic MBA admission requirements and meets one of the below criteria:

  • Five-plus years of management, senior management, or executive business experience and a 3.00 GPA or higher
  • STEM degree with a 3.00 GPA or higher (no work experience required)
  • Business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution with a 3.00 GPA or higher (no work experience required
  • Ten-plus years work experience and a 2.79 GPA or higher

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. Applicants that do not meet the above admissions criteria may submit resume, letters of recommendation and statement of purpose for consideration.


Please submit all of the materials as required in addition to 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