Application Information

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Admission requirements:

  1. Bachelor degree from an accredited university;

  2. Minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (4 point scale) or minimum GPA for last 60 credits of 3.00 (4 point scale);

  3. Two years post baccalaureate work experience;

  4. GMAT score (For GMAT information, please go to  The UWRF code is QPD-X0-93.);

  5. For international students from non-English speaking countries, required TOEFL (minimum 550 paper or 80 Internet-based test score) or IELTS (minimum 6.5 score); and
  1. One of the following conditions:
  • The student has a bachelor degree in a field of business or accounting (demonstrated with academic transcript).

  • The student has completed the undergraduate business core (demonstrated with academic transcript-accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, math and statistics).

  • The student has adequate professional experience in each of the business core areas.  Please provide a narrative description of your professional experience. The narrative will include names of employers, dates of employment, job titles, and a detailed job description. Please provide your name at the top of each page.  Once received, the Master of Business Administration Foundation Committee will review and schedule a meeting to discuss your professional experience.
  • If the student does not meet any of the above conditions, the student must do one of the following:
    (Note: If the deficiency is in only part of the core, then that part must be completed in one of the following ways.)
  1. Complete an approved undergraduate business core (or the deficient part) at UWRF or another university.

Foundation Courses at UWRF  (A passing grade in one of the following UWRF courses will meet Foundation Course requirements.)

Foundation Courses at Other Universities
You may meet the foundation requirement by taking appropriate undergraduate or graduate courses at other universities. We suggest you check with us regarding application of courses before you take them. Please contact the Master of Business Administration Director regarding these courses.

  1. Complete the MBA foundation courses (or the deficient part) at another school.
    Information on the web based foundation courses offered by the UW System MBA consortium is at:
  1. Score at or above 50 on CLEP exams for the business core courses:
  • Principles of Accounting - Accounting (Financial and Managerial)
  • Principles of Management - Management / Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Marketing - Marketing
  • Principles of Microeconomics - Economics

If you are interested in this option, please go to:

International Students Application

Instructions: You must complete all parts of the application and mail all parts to the address below. Address questions to: mbacbe@uwrf.edumail.

Application Information (Complete the UWRF application formlink)

  • Provide all requested information
  • Have official TOEFL or IELTS test result sent to the address below.
  • For TOEFL information, visit ETS.orglink. The UWRF school code is 1918.
  • For IELTS information, visit IELTS.orglink.

Mail all materials and $56 USD application fee payable to UW-River Falls and official English language copy of transcripts to:

Leanne Van Allen, Director
MBA Program
College of Business and Economics
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022