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MBA Program

Admissions Requirements

MBA Student

General Admission Requirements:

  1. A completed online Graduate Application form.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including MUW transcripts. Transcripts must verify that the applicant received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year institution and that the applicant has a minimum 3.0 overall GPA on a four-point scale for undergraduate studies (the GPA on the last sixty (60) hours bears no additional consideration).
  3. Three letters of professional recommendation stating the applicant's qualifications for graduate work from persons who have personal knowledge of the applicant's academic/work performance.
  4. A $25 application fee paid online as part of the application process.

 Note: The program no longer requires the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admission into the program.

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Program-Specific Requirements:

Prerequisite Courses

The following undergraduate courses must be completed (with a grade of C or better) prior to enrolling in the Master of Business Administration program at The W: Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Principles of Accounting I, Economics I (or Economics II), and a course related to Information Technology.


The required essays allow the admissions committee to learn about the applicant, his/her accomplishments and professional aspirations. Responses should be double-spaced and each page should clearly list the applicant's full legal name and the essay topic. The application software will only allow one essay document to be uploaded.  Please include all three essays on one document separated by subheadings.  The required essays are to address the following topics:

Purpose Essay: Describe your career goals and explain how a Master of Business Administration degree from The W will help you accomplish these goals. (750 words maximum)

Creativity / Entrepreneurship Essay: In 750 words or less, imagine a small business that you would like to open. Give a comprehensive overview of the opportunities and challenges facing the business. The essay might include (but not limited to) discussions of your business's customers, revenue sources, business model, competition, operating environment, marketing efforts, information technology, management structure, etc., etc.  Again, remember you only have 750 words. Be creative. Be concise.

Ethics / Critical Thinking Essay: Describe a significant ethical dilemma you have faced. What action did you take to resolve it? How did you evaluate your available options and decide on this course of action? What lessons did you learn that could be applied to an ethical dilemma faced today? How has this dilemma shaped your values?  (750 words maximum)


Applicants must submit a professional resume detailing skills, educational experience, and work experience (with a particular emphasis on relevant work experience and managerial / supervisory experiences.



The MBA has the following application deadlines:

Fall Term: August 1st
Spring Term: December 1st
Summer Term: May 1st

Please Note: all required elements of the application process must be submitted by this deadline. This includes a completed application, transcripts, resume, 3 essays, and recommendations.


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Conditional Admission:

Students with less than a 3.0 overall GPA may be admitted conditionally. Criteria for conditional admission may include other factors such as availability within the cohort.

Students may remove the conditional status by earning at least a 3.0 MUW cumulative GPA with no grade below a B at the end of their first six to nine hours or their first two semesters of graduate study, whichever comes first. Students admitted conditionally may not enroll in no greater than six hours during a semester.  Students admitted conditionally are not eligible for financial aid.




Tuition & Costs:

Graduate Tuition & Costs

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available to part-time and full-time students seeking a degree after acceptance to the program. For more information, please call the Financial Aid Center at (662) 329-7114.

Application Documents:

You will complete the Graduate Admissions application online and will have an option to submit your essay and letters of recommendation through the online application.

Graduate Business Application