Applicants to the official degree-seeking MBA program must meet the following admissions criteria:
- A 4-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a satisfactory GPA. Your bachelor degree does not have to be in business.
- A satisfactory GMAT exam result.
- An "Admissions Index" of 1100 or higher. (Cumulative undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT). If an applicant has an Admissions Index of 1100 or higher but their cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 2.5 or their GMAT score is below 400 they cannot be regularly admitted to the program.
International Students - Please visit the University Center for International Education website to review international student admission requirements, international applications and additional language, VISA and financial requirements.
For students with a master's degree or prior masters-level course work:
- The GMAT is not required if you already hold a conferred master's degree from an accredited American college or university. Please submit all undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all previously attended institutions for evaluation.
- If you have prior coursework but have not completed a master's degree you must take the GMAT exam. You also must be in good standing in your current graduate program with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
- No more than 12 semester hours of equivalent graduate level credit(4 classes) from an AACSB-accredited institution can be transferred. All potential transfer credit must be evaluated and approved by the College.
Conditional Status by petition
In some situations, students who fall slightly short of the minimum academic admission requirements may submit a petition to the Graduate School to be admitted conditionally to the MBA program.
Conditionally admitted students must achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the semester they complete 9 hours of credit. If the cumulative graduate GPA at that time is below 3.0 the student will be dismissed. Credits earned while in this status will apply towards the degree requirements. Please see the Graduate School for petition forms.
Candidates with satisfactory undergraduate GPA's (minimum GPA 2.8) may be provisionally accepted to the MBA program for one semester pending the receipt of their GMAT score. Credits earned while in this status will apply towards the degree requirements. If an acceptable official GMAT score is not received before the start of the second semester, the student will be dismissed. If a student wishes to be considered for Provisional Admission they must indicate it on their application.
To be admitted into non-degree status, a student must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited American institution. All undergraduate and graduate level transcripts must be submitted with the application. Non-degree graduate level students can take a maximum of two upper level (6000 and 7000 level) courses. Non-degree graduate level students can take all of the 5000 level foundation courses. Once admitted, non-degree students will have to meet with graduate advisors to secure permission to register in MBA classes.
Visit the Graduate School website for the non-degree application process.
It's easy to apply. Just submit the following items for all three program options:
- Apply online with the Graduate School.
- $40 non-refundable application fee
- Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score
Indicate that you want your test scores sent to Wright State University when you take the test online. Details on the GMAT are available on the GMAT website.
- If you have a Master's degree from an accredited American university, you do not need to take the GMAT.
- The GRE will be accepted if your score is 550 on both portions of the exam.
If you are applying for the full-time program and are seeking a tuition scholarship or graduate assistantship, please submit the following additional forms to 100 Rike Hall:
- Download: Tuition Scholarship Application (PDF)
- Download: Graduate Assistantship Application (PDF)
- Current Resume
Submit your application materials to:
E344 Student Union
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, Ohio 45435
Don't hesitate to call or contact us by email for a personal advising appointment with one of our MBA advisors if you have any questions about the applications process:
Raj Soin College of Business
100 Rike Hall
International students should complete the admissions checklist on the University Center for International Education Graduate Admissions website. This checklist outlines additional application requirements including English language proficiency scores, student VISA and other immigration and financial documentation. Their office is located in E190 Student Union, (937) 775-5745.
Apply the semester prior to the term you want to begin.
GMAT Score deadlines - It may take up to two weeks from the date of your GMAT test for Wright State University Graduate School to receive your official score. Schedule your GMAT test well in advance of the suggested appliaction deadlines. To schedule the GMAT visit the GMAT website
When do classes begin? Calendars for the current and upcoming academic years are online. All three program options are scheduled within the official Wright State University Academic Calendar. All three programs observe the same University breaks and holidays outlined in the academic calendar.
Students in the weekend program typically begin classes the first weekend of each term. A 24-month schedule of classes held two weekends per month will be provided in advance to allow you to plan ahead.
MBA Placement Test Information
Placement testing for the selected MBA foundation courses will occur on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 13th
Times: 9am, 10am, and 11am
Location: 167 Rike Hall
Wednesday, November 20th
Times: 9am, 10am, and 11am
Location: 167 Rike Hall
The placement exams are optional for qualified students who wish to place out of one or more of the following courses:
MBA 5200 – Survey of Economics
MBA 5300 – Survey of Finance
MBA 5800 – Survey of Quantitative Business Analysis
To be eligible to sit for a placement test, you must have academic credit in the related field. Students who wish to sit for the MBA 5300 placement test must already have credit for MBA 5100 (Survey of Financial Accounting).
Advance registration is required. To register for one of the placement testing dates, please contact the Raj Soin College of Business Academic Advising office at (937) 775-2437. You will need to provide your university Wings login (W number), user identification number (UID), phone number, email address, and which exams you wish to sit for.
You will be given 1 ½ hours to complete each exam. The MBA 5300 and 5800 exams will be conducted in 167 Rike Hall and are computerized. The MBA 5200 exam will be conducted in the Department of Economics in 290 Rike Hall. You will need to bring the following to the placement test: your login account information and a picture ID.
For U.S. students
Admission decisions are made by the Graduate School once all the supporting documents have been received.
For international students
Applications and all supporting documentation should be sent to the Graduate School.
Once you complete your online application (or the Graduate School has entered your application online), you can check your admission application status on the Graduate School website.
If you have any questions about your application status, please:
Once you are admitted into the program, you will receive a letter from the Graduate School with your admission status, University Identification Number (UID) and password.
Your UID and password give you access to on line class registration, tuition payment services, a wealth of on line library databases and other resources. You can also obtain a student identification and payment card, the Wright1 Card. The WrightCard allows you to use a variety of on-campus services and to access discounts with businesses on and off campus. Main campus students are required to purchase parking passes online.
- Register for classes
- Pay tuition and fees online
- Access Library databases and resources
- Purchase parking passes for main campus evening classes
- Learn about the Wright1 Card
To remain in good standing, students must maintain a 3.0 graduate GPA consistently each term in all MBA 5000 and 7000-level courses. Students must also complete the program in no more than five academic years once the program is begun.
You are always welcome to schedule a personal advising appointment as a prospective student or current student.
Simply call (937) 775-2437 to schedule an appointment at your convenience either in person or by phone. If you have questions about transfer credits or the 500-level Foundation Courses, we recommend bringing along copies of your transcripts (official or unofficial) to your advising session. Your adviser can evaluate your prior course work and recommend optimal courses for our success. If you are a Wright State graduate or current student, your MBA adviser can access your transcripts online.
Contact an MBA Advisor
Regular Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.
100 Rike Hall
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: (937) 775-2437
Graduate School Office
Open Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Student Union, E344
(Receives all incoming Graduate applications, transcripts, additional requested documentation, GMAT scores, etc.)