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MBA

Admissions

Prerequisites

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. Online, not-for-credit classes in Financial Accounting, Economics and Statistical Concepts through Ivy Software are recommended for those without a strong background in these disciplines.

  • 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 Economics
    • ECON 201. Principles of Economics: Introductory economics 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.

If your undergraduate studies were at another university, these descriptions can serve as a way to determine an equivalent substitute.

Application Process

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student using 2110 as the major code.

  1. Enter the WVU Application portal.
  2. Create a username and password.
  3. Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  4. When selecting a start term, choose ‘summer.’
  5. Upload an up-to-date resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
  6. Request 1-3 letters of recommendation through the online portal. Individual letters should not exceed one page: We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted. Topics with regards to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. Your reference letter(s) should cover aptitudes necessary for your success in the program to which you are applying.
  7. Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page): Your statement of purpose should be a short, one-page essay which describes your interest in the program, why you wish to pursue the program at WVU, how the program will help you reach your career goals, and any additional information which may be necessary to understanding your candidacy. 
  8. Pay application fee.
  9. Submit application.
  10. Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicants undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu. This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to:
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  11. For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the program GMAT code is C2S-6D-61 or 5904 for GRE.
  12. International Students are required to submit at TOEFL or IELTS score. 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. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis once all parts of the application are received including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. Applications received after March 1 will be reviewed based on available space in the class.