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Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admission to the WKU MBA Programs

The admission process for the MBA program at Western Kentucky University involves the following steps and requirements*:

  1. Completion of graduate application form, a current resume with two references listed (email to, submission of an official undergraduate degree transcript from each university attended and an official copy of a GMAT score taken within the last five years.
  2. Applicants seeking admission must meet the following criteria: Minimum undergraduate overall grade point average(GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum overall GMAT score of 500, and a written GMAT score of 3.5. GAP Admissions Exception: Applicants not meeting above standards may be considered on a case-by-case basis if applicant has a GAP score of 1100 or more (GMAT total scaled score plus the overall UGPA multiplied by 200). Beginning in Fall 2017, applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB accredited university with a  GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale are not required to take the GMAT. Please contact the MBA Office directly at to secure your official GMAT waiver.
  3. Applicants for the Professional MBA option may use substantial professional work experience ( five years minimum of professional or mid to upper level management experience) to substitute for other admission criteria
  4. Applicants who have limited prior academic background in basic business are required to demonstrate proficiency in eight major areas by:
    • Successfully completing one or more preparatory courses as specified by the MBA Director, OR
    • Successfully completing BA 502 MBA Foundation Modules, OR
    • Successfully completing one or more core area proficiency exams( fees required).

*These minimum requirements establish eligibility for admission, but do not guarantee acceptance

Additional Information

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 Last Modified 4/11/17