Who should reference forms be from?
Anyone who can speak positively on your behalf. Someone who has knowledge of your
leadership potential is preferred, such as a past employer or faculty member.
How about work experience? Is it required?
Our program does not require formal work experience in the field of business as an
admission requirement, though prior work experience does provide you with an edge
in this economy and more context for studies within the MBA program.
How are applicants evaluated?
The admissions committee evaluates letters of recommendation, previous academic success,
the applicant's personal goals essay and GMAT scores.
Are any MBA courses taught online?
Yes. We offer MBA classes in an online, hybrid, and traditional in-class format. All
hybrid and traditional classes are taught on the main Wichita State University campus
in the buildings known as Clinton Hall and Devlin Hall.
When are classes offered?
Online, hybrid, and traditional classes are offered on a semester-basis during the
fall, spring and summer. Hybrid and traditional courses are taught Monday through
Thursday evenings beginning at either 5:30 or 7:05 p.m.
Do I need to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam?
All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received their
undergraduate education in an English-speaking country, must submit scores from the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL). An IELTS score of 7.0 or a TOEFL of 88 (Internet) / 230
(computer) / 570 (paper) is required for the MBA program.
If I'm denied admission, how do I re-apply?
All admissions decisions are final and there is no appeals process. However, you may
re-apply during the next application cycle by completing another Application to Graduate
School. We will keep materials such as your letters/forms of recommendation, statement
of purpose and resume for one year from the date of your denial. You MUST meet admission deficiencies prior to re-applying.
Are transfer credits accepted?
Yes. We can accept up to 12 hours of coursework from another AACSB-accredited MBA
program. Determinations are made by the MBA director and courses must fall into appropriate
requirements of WSU's MBA program.