Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree and two years of significant full-time work experience. To assist you with the application process, you may want to use the application checklist.
To apply to the Executive MBA program you need:
- Application: You must submit a West Virginia University Application for Graduate Admission.Be sure to indicate Business Administration (Executive MBA) when responding to "Intended Major". Please select "Off Campus" as the primary delivery method. The application along with the $60 application fee should be submitted prior to the application deadline.
- Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all prior academic work must be forwarded by your previous institution to the Office of Admissions, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009. Contact prior institutions as early as possible. Receipt of the official transcripts allows your application to be processed. If undergraduate work was completed at WVU, admissions will pull transcripts automatically.
- *Graduate Management Admissions Test® scores: Applicants should have scores submitted from the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT). To learn more about the GMAT, visit www.mba.com. WVU GMAT code: C2S-6D-13.
Any applicant with five or more years of professional work experience may request to waive the GMAT requirement. To request a waiver, you must first complete the GMAT waiver request form. Log into your WVU Application. Upload your completed waiver request in your application under "Supplemental Information". Your request will be reviewed once all application materials are received and a recommendation will be sent to the committee with your file.
- Résumé: The Official Transcript and GMAT performance provide some quantitative evidence about an applicant. Applicants round out their profile with other evidence found in their résumé. The résumé should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace the applicant's entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
- Letter of recommendation: We recommend that references provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Anecdotal comments from the reference writer's shared experience with the student is encouraged. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed.
If applicable, an Employers Commitment letter would also be beneficial. In particular, we'd like to know that your manager is aware of the program residency requirements and is in support of your efforts to complete your degree.
- Statement of Purpose: Often the résumé, transcripts, and GMAT scores fail to capture important characteristics that the individual offers the program. The Statement of Purpose refers to a short essay in which an applicant reflects on the contribution of the E.M.B.A. degree to the applicant's future and the special characteristics that the applicant brings to the EMBA program. We are interested in value-added experiences, both from the program to the student and from the individual student to the program.
All material, except the GMAT waiver request, should be sent to: Graduate Admissions/ PO Box 6009/ Morgantown, WV 26506-6009 or submitted electronically with your application. If a waiver is being requested, that request may be submitted to Carolyn.Wood@mail.wvu.edu with your resume."
Freshen up or improve your quantitative skill set in preparation for starting the program. Online classes in Financial Accounting, Economics, and Statistical Concepts can be found at IVY Software. Although these classes are not required, they are encouraged to prepare students for the rigors of the EMBA curriculum.
For information on Financial Aid, visit http://financialaid.wvu.edu/