College of Business & Technology

MBA - Admission & Application

Admission Requirements

Admission to the WIU MBA requires an acceptable combination of a cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) and the total GMAT score in the following formula: 200(GPA) + GMAT ≥ 1100.


The GMAT exam measures verbal, mathematical, analytical, and writing skills. It’s an indicator of a student’s ability for academic success in graduate business studies. Most U.S. business schools use the test as criteria for MBA admissions. The test is delivered electronically at testing centers in major metropolitan areas of the U.S. Composite scores range from 200 to 800 points.

At WIU, the GMAT is not required in all cases. For students with an AACSB accredited business degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA above 3.60 (4.0 scale), the GMAT is not required.

For all other applicants, a minimum GMAT score of 450 or better is highly recommended. Most applicants who are accepted into the MBA at WIU have GMAT scores above 500.

GMAT Test Preparation

Improve your chances of gaining admission to the MBA program of your choice with a proven curriculum and resources. Our comprehensive GMAT exam prep course covers each area of this challenging exam: mathematics, reading comprehension, grammar, critical reasoning, and essay writing. Reinforce your skills with practice on real GMAT questions and exam simulations and benefit from the tips and strategies offered by our experienced GMAT instructor, Bill Jorgesen, BSIE, MBA.

GMAT Exam Prep Course Registration & Contact Information

For information on the next available class, contact William Jorgensen @ the Executive Studies Center. The Course Fee is $395 per person and includes a custom-designed workbook and This link will open in a new browser window The Official Guide for GMAT Review – 12th Edition. You can register online or contact us for alternative registration options.

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Application Process

After submitting your application online, you will receive a confirmation from the WIU School of Graduate Studies. Upon admission, you will receive additional information from the College of Business and Technology.

US StudentsView application for admission information.

International Students – Contact the School of International Studies at for complete information about immigration requirements, I-20 forms, housing, and tuition.

During the application process, keep in mind, there is a separate application form for graduate assistantships which requires three letters of recommendation.

Application deadlines – If you are interested in starting your MBA in the Fall, it’s a good idea to have your online application and GMAT complete before July 1st. For Spring admissions, plan to have everything complete by December 1st.

MBA Resources

Admission & Application

Cost & Financial Aid

Cost Guarantee

Graduate Catalog & Course Descriptions

Tuition and Fees Schedule

Macomb Contacts

1 University Circle
Stipes Hall 101
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-2442
Fax: (309) 298-1039

MBA Program Director & Advisor
William Polley

Program Secretary
Margie Carle

Quad Cities Contact

QC Complex 1416J
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 762-3999 Ext. 62327

Academic Advisor
Kenneth Wheeler