MBA Admission Requirements

JWMI sets you up for success from the moment when you decide to apply. Our admissions officers are available daily to help you navigate each step of the process, starting with the admission requirements.

Online MBA applicants

Applicants to the Jack Welch Management Institute’s Master of Business Administration program are required to provide:

  • Proof of completion of a United States Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, or approved equivalent
  • A 3.0 undergraduate grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • GMAT or GRE automatically waived with 5 years of professional experience
  • A completed MBA application and enrollment agreement, as applicable
  • A valid current government-issued photo identification
  • Resume or LinkedIn profile
  • Personal essay
  • In addition to the above, special consideration may be given to applicants who do not meet minimum GPA admission requirements but show graduate potential and have a minimum of five years of professional or business experience. A personal interview with the Dean is required.

GMAT/GRE waivers

JWMI’s admission requirements align with the majority of the top 25 online MBA programs ranked by the Princeton Review.

While a satisfactory grade on the GMAT or GRE is part of our admissions requirements, GMAT waivers and GRE waivers are automatically provided if a student can demonstrate a minimum of five years of professional or business experience.

A satisfactory grade is defined as a minimum acceptable cumulative score of 450 on the GMAT or a minimum acceptable cumulative score of 300 on the GRE.

In lieu of satisfactory standardized testing scores, the Jack Welch Management Institute assesses a student’s graduate potential by looking at several real-life indicators—including professional work history, undergraduate grade point average, and a commitment to being a great leader.

For more information on why we don’t (always) require a GMAT or GRE, please read Mary Carr’s, Dean of Curriculum and Content, article Why We Don’t Always Require the GMAT.

International online MBA applicants

All international applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. degree. If you obtained your Bachelor’s degree outside of the U.S., JWMI will work with NACES, the National Association of Credential Evaluations Services, on your behalf to initiate a credential evaluation process that will equate your transcripts to a GPA for evaluation.

In addition, select international applicants with a conferred 3-year Bachelor’s degree from the following countries and regions may be eligible for MBA admission. Applicants are subject to review from the Registrar and must also meet all other MBA admission requirements.

For a full list of eligible 3-year degrees click here.

Limited scholarship opportunities are available for international students in certain cases. Please call 1.855.596.5964 to speak with an admissions officer for more information.

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