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.
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.
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.
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.
Non Degree Status
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.
Substituting the GRE for the GMAT in the Admission Index Calculation
The GRE is an approved substitution for the GMAT in the Admission Index Calculation as long as minimum Verbal and Quantitative scores are met. See the following link for detailed information.
Admission requirements for the MBA program are the same for both international and domestic candidates. In addition, international applicants must also provide the documents required for their visa application and proof of English language proficiency. Prospective international students should visit Wright State University International Gateway for detailed information on the application process and the documentation required.
Wright State University International Gateway is an international student’s primary point of contact for undergraduate and graduate admissions. At their website you will find the online application as well as application deadlines, visa requirements, tuition information, and even an application checklist. For all questions regarding admission to the MBA program or the application process, please contact Wright State University International Gateway. Please note that the Raj Soin College of Business does not process applications for the MBA program – do not send any application materials to the College of Business.
The following document is provided for informational purposes only. For all official admissions information, refer to Wright State University International Gateway.
NEW 2014 POLICY: Wright State University is now accepting applications from candidates who have achieved a three-year bachelor’s degree from select international institutions. Click here for more information. For further details, please contact Wright State University International Gateway.
International students face unique challenges navigating the requirements of a degree in a foreign education system. The Raj Soin College of Business recognizes that these difficulties can be minimized when staff and faculty are engaged and active participants in the students’ success.
Academic Advisors at the College of Business are available by appointment five (5) days a week to assist admitted MBA students – from mapping out classes for the next few semesters, to providing letters of support for those who are receiving scholarships from their home countries!
When students are first admitted to the MBA program, they are required to meet with an Academic Advisor who will orient the student to the curriculum of the program as well as help the student identify a personalized course path to degree completion based on the students’ particular situation and preferences. This Program Intake appointment is a vital part of our student-focused approach, and is one more way that the Raj Soin College of Business supports our international students.
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.
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 Exams
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, students must have academic credit in the related field. For questions regarding eligibility, please follow up with an MBA Advisor. Students who wish to sit for the MBA 5300 placement test must already have credit for MBA 5100 (Survey of Financial Accounting).
Note: Placement exams must be completed before the end of the first semester in the MBA Program.
MBA Placement Exam Pre-Registration
Eligible students are approved for placement exam(s) during their initial advising appointment. Once approval is granted, the student will be able to contact the department hosting the exam to make testing arrangements. Students will not be able to schedule exams without first securing advisor approval.
For more information on the testing process or to initiate testing approval, please follow up with your Academic Advisor (100 Rike Hall. (937) 775-2437).
If you have already been approved for a test, please contact the host department to schedule your test date and time.
• MBA 5200 – Department of Economics (290 Rike Hall). (937) 775-3070
• MBA 5300 – Department of Finance and Financial Services (296 Rike Hall). (937) 775-3141
• MBA 5800 – Department of Information Systems & Supply Chain Management (251 Rike Hall). (937) 775-2895
Fall 2014 MBA Placement Exam Test Dates and Location
Tests can be offered (by appointment) any time during business hours (9am to 4pm) Monday through Friday.
Evening test dates (by appointment) are as follows:
Thursday, October 9th 6pm-9pm
Tuesday, October 21st 6pm-9pm
Approved students must call the host department to schedule an exam time in advance. If for some reason you are not able to attend your scheduled exam, please inform the department hosting the test.
The host department will be able to answer questions regarding the check in process and test location. Please note that valid photo ID must be presented upon check in.
All exams are given at the College of Business, second floor of Rike Hall, Main Campus, Wright State University.
Exam Preparation Materials
See link for general information regarding exam topics.
MBA Placement Exam result(s) will be sent to your official WSU email account.
After receiving MBA Placement Exam result(s), follow up with an MBA Advisor to sign the official Program of Study and update the DARS audit. The official Program of Study should be signed before the end of the first semester in the MBA Program.
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.)