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  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Business Administration, Accelerated, MBA


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Program Application / Admission Requirements

The Western Washington University Accelerated MBA program invites applications from students with a business-related undergraduate major. Current MBA admissions criteria include a minimum 3.00 upper-division undergraduate GPA, an acceptable GMAT or GRE score, a résumé, and a statement of purpose. International students must also submit a TOEFL score of at least 227 for the computer-based test, 567 for the paper-based test, or 86 for the Internet-based test.

To apply for admission, applicants will need to complete an application form online at the Graduate School’s website which includes the submission of an application fee, transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores, a statement of purpose, and a résumé showing work experience. (Further information, including deadlines, is provided in the Graduate School  section of this catalog.)

Admit Quarters: Annually in summer quarter (accelerated track).

Deadline: Final application deadline is May 1. International students are encouraged to submit applications by February 1 to ensure adequate time for admission decision and application for student visa.

Specific Test Requirements: Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. Test scores may be waived if an applicant has an advanced degree - MA, MS, or PhD. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be submitted by applicants who are not native speakers of English.

Supporting Materials:

  • Application with $100 fee (subject to change)
  • One set of transcripts from all previous college-level work
  • Personal statement of background and intention
  • Résumé showing work experience

The Curriculum

The Accelerated Full-Time MBA Program serves outstanding students who have recently completed an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or who have extensive managerial experience.

Program Requirements (52 credits)


Other Requirements


Field Experience

In order to demonstrate competence in an organizational setting, students must complete 100 hours of field experience during their time in the program. Upon completion of the approved field experience, the student’s project supervisor must submit a formal evaluation or a letter of recommendation, and the student must submit a 3-5 page reflective paper detailing their experience. Additional information about this requirement can be obtained from the MBA program office.

Academic Probation

The Graduate School requires that all graduate students maintain a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) to be a candidate for a degree and to remain in good academic standing. Students in the MBA program falling below this standard will automatically be placed on academic probation and will be allowed a maximum of 16 credits of course work to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.00 or better. If, after completing 16 additional credits, a student has failed to achieve good standing, that student may only be allowed to continue MBA studies with special permission.

In no case will a student be recommended for a master’s degree without having achieved a 3.00 GPA or better.

Student Advising

For answers to routine questions concerning preparation and progress through the program, students should consult this catalog and the program Website. Nonroutine questions should be directed to the program director, assistant director or program manager.

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