Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MBA, applicants must hold a:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter- or semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework or
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of 2.5 or greater in the last 90 quarter- or semester-graded credits of postsecondary academic coursework and at least three years of professional work experience as verified by a professional resumé.

Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.5 should see the Admissions Exception Policy below.

Application Process

  1. Complete the Online Application for Graduate Program Admission;
  2. Include one copy of official transcripts for all collegiate work completed, from which a last 90 credit GPA ≥3.0 can be calculated;*
  3. Include a current resumé; and
  4. Pay the $75 application fee.

* Eastern Washington University alumni do not need to submit an EWU transcript.

For international students, additional admission requirements apply. International students must complete the international supplemental application and must demonstrate English language competency with a minimum score of 92 TOEFL iBT, 580 paper-based TOEFL, or 7.0 IELTS.

Submit all application materials that cannot be submitted online directly to:
Graduate Studies Office
Eastern Washington University
​206 Showalter Hall
​Cheney, WA 99004-2444

Admission Exception Policy

The MBA Program admission exception policy is an alternative admission process. The MBA Program Specialist will consider applications from students requesting an exception to the minimum admissions criteria of an application GPA of at least 3.0 or at least 2.5 with professional experience.

To be considered for an exception, students must possess an index score (GPA x 200 + GMAT) ≥1050 and submit both a letter of appeal and current resume.

  • GRE scores are accepted and converted to GMAT equivalents for calculations.
  • Letters of appeal should include why you want to earn an MBA, why you are capable of successfully completing the degree and what the MBA Program should know about your qualifications.

The MBA Program Specialist reviews applications throughout the year.

If You Hold a Non-Business Undergraduate Degree

Students with no formal education in business administration may need to complete up to three foundation requirements. The specific courses and the resulting required credit hours are determined by an assessment of each student’s educational background and specific coursework. Students can take pre-requisite courses at EWU or another AACSB-accredited school. Other course equivalents need to be approved by the College of Business’s respective department chairs as coordinated by the MBA Program Specialist. Students must meet with the MBA Program Specialist to determine which Foundation courses need to be fulfilled. Students may not register for many of the MBA core courses or any of the MBA electives until they have fulfilled the foundation requirements.