Washburn University - Master of Business Administration

Washburn University

Program Description

Washburn University - Master of Business Administration

Washburn University

The Washburn University MBA program is designed with working professionals in mind. Small evening classes are taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty who provide valuable skills to compete in a real-world business environment. Washburn business students have access to the latest business database and software resources. Additional opportunities include managing an actual equities portfolio, completing internships and a unique international course that combines a hands-on business education with a multi-cultural study abroad experience.

Washburn University School of Business is consistently ranked by Princeton Review as a "Best Business School." The school holds accreditation from AACSB-International, an elite business school accreditation, with only the top 5% of business schools in the world have earned this mark of quality. For the last five years graduating seniors scored at or above the 80th percentile on the ETS Major Field Test (MFT) in business, a national comparative assessment.

Program Structure

Our MBA program has three parts: an orientation, the curriculum, and a closure experience.

Before the start of the fall semester, all students admitted for the previous spring or summer and current fall semesters are required to attend the MBA Program Orientation.

The curriculum will enhance your skill in the areas of communication, quantitative analysis, computer technology and teamwork along with accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, legal and ethical issues and production and operations in the context of domestic and global environments of business.

MBA Program Closure Experience
As your Washburn MBA program winds down you will be asked to analyze the contents of your academic portfolio and write a reflective essay.

All degrees are welcome

Whether your undergraduate degree is in the arts, business, economics, nursing, science, or social work, the Washburn MBA program will work for you. Most students have work experience and are working full-time while earning their degree, but neither is required for admission. Your peers typically range in age from their 20s to their 50s, with an average age of about 30. International students constitute about 20 percent of the MBA student body.

Domestic Students (U.S.) Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Official transcripts from school awarding bachelor's degree submitted to Washburn University
  3. One of the following with official results submitted to Washburn University:
    • GMAT score of 450 or better, or
    • Combined GRE score of 300 or better, or
    • Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a GPA of 3.3 or greater on a 4.0 scale from an AACSB accredited school, or
    • Successful completion of a post-graduate (Master’s) academic degree.
  4. Two letters of reference
  5. Completion of the MBA Programs online application and $40 (U.S.) MBA application fee

Transfer Policy

A maximum of nine hours of graduate credit in the upper-level MBA program may be transferred from an AACSB-accredited graduate school and posted on the Washburn University transcript. Requests to transfer courses must be made to the Director of the MBA program.

Law School Courses

Up to six hours of credit from an ABA-accredited law school may be applied toward the 30-hour upper-level MBA requirement. The law school credit must be in business related, non-required law school courses approved by the School of Business. Washburn University offers a dual JD/MBA degree.

International Students Admission Requirements

  1. University credential equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPA must be verified by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).
  2. One of the following, with official results submitted to Washburn:
    • a. GMAT score of at least 450 or
    • b. A combined GRE score of 300 or greater, or
    • c. Successful completion of a post-graduate (Master’s) academic degree.
  3. Balanced Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT score of 80 or better; or balanced International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or better.
  4. Two letters of reference
  5. Official transcripts and its ECE or WES evaluation
  6. Completion of the MBA Programs online application and $40 (U.S.) MBA application fee
  7. Completion of the online application for admission to Washburn University through the International Programs office washburn.edu/academics/international-programs and $70 (U.S.) International Programs application fee.

    Note - GMAT or GRE may be waived by satisfying these conditions:
    1) Demonstrated High Level Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT score >= 90 OR IELTS score >= 7.0 and
    2) GPA >= 3.3 on scale of 4.0

*Admission to the MBA program is contingent upon admission to Washburn University, the applicant’s English proficiency, and the ECE or WSE evaluation.

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  • English

Last updated March 19, 2018
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USA - Topeka, Kansas
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