The MBA program begins with a three-day mandatory workshop in mid June; classes start immediately thereafter. To assist you with the application process, check out our application checklist.
We will begin reviewing applications March 1 and continue to review and evaluate applications as they are submitted to the program. Applications received after May 30 will be accepted on a space-available basis.
All students entering the MBA program must have earned a C or better in the following undergraduate courses prior to enrollment. However, your acceptance to the program will not be contingent upon prior completion of these course prerequisites. Alternatively, you may complete course work via an online software program offered by the WVU MBA program at a minimal cost prior to commencement of the program.
- Introduction to Accounting
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Statistics
Below is a list of courses at WVU that meet the above-mentioned criteria. You will need to have completed one class within each group. If your undergraduate studies were at another university, these descriptions can serve as a way to determine an equivalent substitute.
Introduction to Accounting
ACCT 201. Principles of Accounting: The concepts, principles, and procedures pertaining to the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements.
BUSA 202. Survey of Accounting: Overview of the accounting discipline. Utilization of accounting information for purposes of financial reporting, management control and decision making, and individual income tax reporting.
Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 201. Principles of Microeconomics: Introductory microeconomics analysis. Competitive behavior of firms, price determination, efficiency in production and equity in distribution.
Introduction to Statistics
ECON 225. Elementary Business and Economics Statistics: Basic concepts of statistical models, distributions, probability, random variables, tests of hypotheses, confidence intervals, regression and correlation with emphasis on business and economic examples.
STAT 211. Elementary Statistical Inference: Basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics: descriptive measures, random variables, sampling distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, regression and correlation.
Required application components:
- Application: You must submit a West Virginia University Application for Graduate Admission online. Be sure to indicate MBA (code 2110) when responding to "Major Code" in question 16. The application, along with the $60 application fee, should be submitted prior to the May 30th deadline to allow for full consideration.
- Official Transcripts: If your undergraduate degree is from another university, you must request that your official undergraduate transcript be sent to: Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009. Contact your undergraduate institution as early as possible to ensure timely delivery. If you received or are completing your undergraduate degree from WVU, your transcript will automatically be sent with your application.
- Graduate Management Admissions Test® scores: Request that the Graduate Management Admissions Test® (GMAT) send your scores to WVU. We do not have a required minimum score for the GMAT however scholarships are usually awarded to those with a score of 650 or higher. The range of scores for this year's MBA class is 530-710. To learn more about the GMAT, visit www.mba.com. WVU GMAT code: C2S-6D-61.
- Résumé: The official transcript and GMAT provide some quantitative information regarding an applicant's potential for success. The résumé provides qualitative information, and should include enough information for the admissions committee to verify the applicant's professional work history and any relevant affiliations. Your résumé can be uploaded as part of your application or can be sent to the Office of Graduate Programs (MBA Admissions), College of Business and Economics, PO Box 6027, Morgantown, WV 26506-6027.
- TOEFL: Required for international students. The College of Business & Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University's - applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. International students who do not meet the College of Business and Economics TOEFL or IELTS requirement may be admitted conditionally, provided that they enroll in the University's Intensive English Program. TOEFL scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.
Optional application components:
- Letters of recommendation (up to three): We do not have specific questions to be addressed in reference letters. However, 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 you is encouraged. Letters can be mailed directly to our office, or can be completed using the online application form.
- Statement of Purpose: Occasionally, the résumé, transcript, and GMAT score may fail to capture important characteristics that demonstrate an individual's potential to succeed as a graduate business student. The Statement of Purpose should be a two-page, double-spaced essay specifying how you foresee an MBA from WVU benefiting you in your future endeavors, as well as the unique characteristics that you would bring to the program.
Send your letters of recommendation and statement of purpose to:
Office of Graduate Programs (MBA Admissions)
College of Business and Economics
PO Box 6027
Morgantown, WV 26506-6027