Graduate Admission Requirements

New admissions criteria effective Spring 2018

The Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), and the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) programs share the same admission requirements. All MBA/MPA/MSF students must meet general UW-Whitewater Graduate School admission criteria and meet the business program criteria through one of the pathways described below. (Expand each heading for full details.) Many applicants will qualify for admission without GMAT/GRE scores.

Still unsure whether you must submit a GMAT/GRE score? Our interactive evaluation form can help you navigate the admission requirements, as well as documentation that would be needed for admission review.

What if you do not meet the admission requirements? Please email or call us at (262) 472-1945 to see if you could be enrolled on a conditional basis.

International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for information and assistance.

Earned an AACSB-accredited undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
or
Earned a regionally-accredited undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
or
Earned a regionally-accredited undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and have at least four years of qualified professional experience.


Earned a graduate degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution or equivalent international institution.


Have at least seven years of qualified professional experience.
or
Have four years of qualified professional experience and earned a regionally-accredited undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Served or is serving in the U.S. military with qualified active duty.


Hold professional certification approved by the College of Business and Economics.


Completed the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE)* with:

  • A composite score of at least 1,100 based on the following formula
    • (GMAT score) + [200 x (overall undergraduate GPA based on a 4-point scale)]
  • A composite score of at least 1,150 based on the following formula
    • (GMAT score) + [200 x (last half of undergraduate GPA based on a 4-point scale)]
  • A composite score of 950 - 1,100 for consideration of probationary admission based on the following formula
    • (GMAT score) + [200 x (overall undergraduate GPA based on a 4-point scale)]

*GRE scores are converted to comparable GMAT scores.