Admission Requirements

Admission is highly selective. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria are not automatically admitted to the program.

To be considered for admission, an applicant must possess at a minimum:

  • A U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Completed application
  • Recommended minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • GMAT or GRE exam
  • English exam (for international students)
    • Minimum total score for TOEFL is 100, IELTS 7.0, PTE 68
    • Preferred speaking score for TOEFL is 24, IELTS 7.5, PTE 65
    • Institution code for TOEFL is 2823
    • PTE Academic program code is 5LD-BQ-15

Work experience is preferred, but not required for admission. We do accept qualified candidates without work experience who possess, among other criteria, exceptionally strong academic backgrounds, demonstrated leadership and a strong potential for success in business.

No formula is employed in admission decision-making. Candidates are evaluated individually, with special consideration given to professional experience and accomplishments, including potential for career growth and advancement. Other factors considered are the candidate's prior academic success, the GMAT exam, and communication skills as evidenced in the application essays.

Historically, one of the Whitman School's greatest strengths has been the diversity of its student body. We continue to seek candidates with diverse racial, ethnic, social, academic, and professional backgrounds and career goals.