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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Managers and Professionals, MBA

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Program Application / Admission Requirements

The Western Washington University MBA program invites applications from students with any 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, submit a completed official application form to the Graduate School along with an application fee, official transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores, personal statement of background and intentions, and a résumé showing work experience. (Further information, including deadlines, is provided in the Graduate School section of this catalog.)

Admit Quarters: Winter, even-numbered years (part-time track).

Deadline: Application deadline is November 15. International students are encouraged to submit applications by August 15 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 official transcripts from all previous college-level work (no more than two years old)
  • Personal statement of background and intention
  • Résumé showing work experience

Program Requirements (52-64 credits)

Other Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence through substantive experience in an organizational setting. This must be done through formal evaluation by a supervisor, and can be accomplished either before or during the student’s time in the program. More details on 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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