To be considered for admission into the MBA Program, the student must submit the following:
1. Application and essay.
2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.
3. A current resume.
4. Two letters of reference.
5. Admissions committee interview.
In order to be admitted to the program, the student must have:
1. Graduated from an accredited four-year college or university, GPA 3.0 or higher
2. 25 years of age or older.
3. Three years of significant post-baccalaureate business experience.
Students whose native language is not English must also submit an official report of TOEFL scores or other proof of competency in English.
Students seeking admission into the MBA program may be admitted on a regular or conditional basis. The MBA admissions committee will review the student’s educational background and work experience to determine the student’s admission status based on the following criteria:
1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education.
2. Quality of the student’s academic record and educational background.
3. Undergraduate courses in accounting, economics, finance and statistics. If a student does not have prior classroom experience in these areas, students may be asked to take the MBA Primer online courses as a prerequisite.
4. The nature and extent of the student’s work experience.
5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
6. Involvement in community activities.
Regularly admitted students are students who the admissions committee determines have the preparation to successfully complete the program.
Some applicants whose GPA is less than 3.0 may be admitted to the program conditionally and permitted to enroll in a maximum of four courses (12 credits). Upon completion of the four courses and fulfillment of any specified conditions, the student’s record and admission criteria will be reviewed to determine the student’s potential for successfully completing the program. After approval, the student will be permitted to complete the MBA Program according to an individualized program of study developed in conjunction with his or her advisor.
Graduate Non-degree Seeking Students
In certain circumstances, with the approval of the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, students may be permitted to enroll in a maximum of two courses (six credits) without completing the regular application process.
Since the MBA curriculum concentrates on the areas of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and statistics, a strong background in these areas, either through previous coursework or relevant business experience, is strongly recommended. MBA Primer online courses are recommended for those students not meeting prerequisite requirements.
Prerequisites for individual MBA courses are listed with each course description.
Waynesburg University admits students without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry or ethnicity. It is the policy of Waynesburg University not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, admissions policies, activities or employment.