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Getting Admitted

Admission to UW Oshkosh's Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program, Professional Path, is based on many factors. MBA admissions will be evaluated holistically, which includes reviewing many factors. All factors will be considered regardless of scores or level of academic achievement. You must submit all of the following application portfolio items to be considered for admission. The Professional MBA Path has rolling admissions. Application guidelines are:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Nov. 1
  • Summer: April 1

The following steps are required for admission to the UW Oshkosh Professional MBA Path. Please include your full name, and maiden name, if applicable, on all submitted documents.

  1. Complete and submit the online application for admission to UW Oshkosh. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please complete the international student application materials.

  2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $56 payable to UW Oshkosh. The application fee can be paid online by credit card during the application submission process.

  3. Send official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) directly to the Office of Graduate Studies, UW Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Dempsey Hall Rm 337, Oshkosh, WI, 54901-8621.

  4. Complete and receive passing scores on the GRE or GMAT exam or equivalent *

  5. Email current professional resume to . - A minimum of two years of full time professional work experience is required. Exceptional candidates with limited professional work experience but strong part-time or internship experience may be considered.

  6. Complete a personal statement, single-spaced and no longer than two pages (Arial or Times New Roman typeface, no smaller than 11-point type with no less than 1-inch margins), emailed to , describing:

    a) Reasons for pursuing the Professional MBA

    b) The impact it will have on both your short- and long-term career goals

    c) What value you will bring to the classroom

  7. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Aside from the above required application items, additional information is required by the Office of Graduate Studies and can be found on their website.

*We look for students to score in the 35th percentile or higher in each section of either exam for full-standing admission.  Scores lower than that, but at the 20th percentile or higher, may be eligible for probationary admission.

After the evaluation of these documents, you will be contacted if further materials are required to complete your application portfolio. The Professional MBA has both full-standing and probationary admission. Once admitted, students may be required to fulfill additional programmatic conditions.

Test Preparation:  Prospective test takers can access the new version 2.1 of the POWERPREP® II software, which is both Mac®- and PC-compatible, to help with their test preparation. The free software includes two full-length practice tests and is as close to the actual test-taking experience as one can get. Campus-based educators and advisers can also download the free software to make it accessible to students. Two new GRE® Success Starter videos are also now available. These short videos are a great way for test takers to get started. Learn more about these and the full array of official test prep for prospective test takers at

Paperless Score Reporting: GRE test-taker score reports are now paperless! Effective July 2013, test takers have access to view their official Examinee Score Report online. About 10 to 15 days after their computer-based test (and about six weeks after their paper-based test), test takers are notified via email that their scores are ready online. They simply access their My GRE® Account to view their scores. Test takers can also use the new on-demand, print-friendly functionality to print an official Examinee Score Report for free. ETS will continue to send official Institution Reports, directly from ETS, in a secure fashion to institutions in their preferred format.

Retaking the Test Policy: Individuals can now retake the computer-based GRE® revised General Test as frequently as once every 21 days, up to five times within any continuous rolling 12-month period. Individuals can take the paper-based GRE revised General Test and GRE Subject Tests as often as they are offered. While the total number of testing opportunities has not changed, the shorter 21-day window allows individuals to retake the test more quickly to better meet approaching application deadlines.

Waive the GMAT/ GRE Exam

About 15 percent of applicants are allowed to waive the GMAT/ GRE exam with the completion of:

  • A domestic graduate degree as shown on an official transcript.
  • An email request to waive the exam requirement based on extensive business experience.  A detailed resume demonstrating 8 - 10 years of professional experience, with a minimum of 5 years in a management position that includes both supervisory and budgetary responsibilities should be attached to an email requesting that the resume be reviewed for possible exam waiver.  Requesting the waiver does not guarantee that a waiver will be granted.
  • One of the professional certifications listed below:
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