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How to Apply

When applying, select UW-Eau Claire (not UW Colleges). For the program, select Business Administration-Collaborative to apply to the general version of the program or Business Administration in Healthcare Management to apply to the version of the program with a healthcare management concentration or to the healthcare management certificate. View Program Overview for more information

Minimum Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MBA program, you must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale). Note: If your GPA is lower than 2.75, we may still consider your application but you should consider submitting Optional Materials.

Work experience considerations. The UW MBA Consortium program is designed for professionals who have experience working in a professional environment. We strongly recommend that candidates have at least two years of post-baccalaureate professional work experience, preferably with career progression, to be considered for admission to the program. The admissions team will consider candidates who have limited or no professional work experience when they can demonstrate exceptional performance in other metrics that are considered during the application review.

Submitting an Application

It's recommended that you submit an application before sending the other materials listed below. After submitting an application, you will receive a few emails with further instructions on completing and tracking the status of your application. You are required to submit the following before your application is reviewed for an admission decision:

  • Application, including $56 fee. The fee can be paid electronically when you apply online.
    • The application includes the following two essay questions. The questions should be answered in 500 words or less combined:
      • Question 1: Describe your career aspirations and the experiences or people that helped shape them. Tell us why these aspirations are important to you and what impact you hope your aspirations will have in your organization, community, or society. How will the UW MBA Consortium program help you realize these goals?
      • Question 2: The UW MBA Consortium encourages teamwork, open-mindedness, and inclusivity among our students. Provide one or more specific examples illustrating how you have contributed to promote collaboration, open-mindedness, and inclusive experiences for others (professionally or personally).
  • Official transcripts from every college and university you have attended sent directly from each institution to the UW-Eau Claire Office of Admissions. Emailed transcripts or transcripts uploaded when submitting the application are not considered official. Official transcripts not in English must include a transcript in the native language as well as an English translation.
  • Résumé (Upload when submitting application, or email to ). The UW MBA Consortium values the varied personal and professional backgrounds our students bring to the program. Be sure to include personal and professional experiences in your resume that showcase how you will bring unique perspectives to the student body.
  • Two letters of recommendation (both from professional references). There is no form to submit. Recommendation writers usually provide a half to a one page document that indicates how they know the applicant and specific reasons supporting why they believe the candidate will be successful in the UW MBA Consortium program. Either the writer or applicant may submit the letters of recommendation. (Email to )
  • Optional Materials. The admissions team reviews applications using a holistic approach. All applicants are welcome to submit the following optional materials in addition to those that are required to strengthen the application. If an applicant has limited professional experience, a low undergraduate cumulative GPA, or cannot demonstrate quantitative ability through coursework or professional experience, we recommend submitting any of the following optional materials to help strengthen the application.
    • Official GMAT/GRE Score. Applicants are welcome to submit GMAT or GRE score with their application materials, but it is not a requirement for admission. Score reports should be sent to UW-Eau Claire (GRE institution code 1913; GMAT program code V6V-8S-99). (Report to UW-Eau Claire directly from testing agency)
    • Professional Certifications. Any applicant who holds professional certifications is welcome to submit documentation of their professional certifications to strengthen their application. Email documentation to
  • International Students Only. If your native language is not English, you must submit current (taken within the last two years) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A minimum TOEFL score of 79 ibt or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required (See approved scores and ESL programs). Official scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. The TOEFL institution code for UW-Eau Claire is 1913. After submitting an application, the Admissions Office will determine what, if any, additional materials are required. (Report to UW-Eau Claire directly from testing agency)

Application Deadlines

Priority – April 1
Final – August 21

Priority – October 1
Final – January 15

Priority – February 15
Final – May 1

Complete applications, including all required materials, received on or before the priority deadline will receive an admission decision no later than the final deadline. Applications received between the priority and final deadlines will be reviewed until we reach capacity.

Not interested in completing the entire MBA program?

Take individual classes.
You may complete MBA elective courses for transferring credits to another university.

Contact us to discuss the above option.
MBA Program Office