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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
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.
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.
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.
A university Diploma, Magister Artium, Staatsexamen, three-year Bachelor's degree or five-year Master's degree. Graduates of Fachhochschulen and Berufsakademies are eligible. The Vordiplom by itself is not sufficient.
A bachelor's degree representing four years of university study. Official academic records, including a graduation certificate in Chinese, must be submitted with a complete English translation listing all courses and grades. All records must be certified by the issuing institution or appropriate government official.