Applicant Requirements

View the Full-Time MBA requirements below by clicking on the plus sign next to each heading.

Required education

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

Minimum GPA

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

GMAT score

For GMAT information, please go to The UWRF code is QPD-X0-93.

Business foundation requirements

You MUST MEET ONE of the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of business or accounting (demonstrated with an academic transcript).
  • Completed the undergraduate business core (demonstrated with academic transcript including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, math and statistics).

If you DO NOT MEET any of the above conditions, you 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 as well).

  • Complete an approved undergraduate business core (or the deficient part) at UW-River Falls or another university.
    • Foundation courses at UWRF include the following (a passing grade in one of the following UWRF courses will meet Foundation Course requirements): ECON 226 (Intro to Statistics), ECON 201 (Principles of Microeconomics), ACCT 231 (Principles of Accounting), MNGT 300 (Management & Organizational Behavior), MKTG 310 (Principles of Marketing), and FINC 345 (Managerial Finance)
    • 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 taken them. Please contact the Master of Business Administration Director regarding these courses. Information on the web-based foundation courses offered by the UW System MBA consortium is found at
International students

For international students from non-English speaking countries, TOEFL (minimum 80 Internet-based test score) or IELTS (minimum 6.5 score) is required.

For TOEFL information, visit ETS.orglink. The UWRF school code is 1918.

For IELTS information, visit IELTS.orglink.

Application Process

View the application process for the Full-Time MBA program below. Click on the plus signs next to each heading for a more detailed description.

Personal statement

Personal statement essay addressing your interest in the program as well as your immediate and long-term personal goals.

Letters of recommendation

Two letters of recommendation from faculty addressing your ability to successfully complete the program.  


Official final transcripts to be sent from the issuing school(s) directly to Leanne Van Allen, MBA Director, at the address listed below.

GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS scores

GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS score to be directed to Leanne Van Allen, MBA Director, at the address listed below.

International Students

International students must provide all of the above (personal statement, letters of recommendations, transcript(s), and GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS scores. In addition, international applicants, must also provide the following:

Additional transcript requirements

Official transcripts both in the original language and in English sent from the issuing school to Leanne Van Allen, MBA Director.

Transcripts must be verified by a transcript evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) www.wes.orglink or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) www.ece.orglink and mailed to Leanne Van Allen, MBA Director.

Certification of Finances

Mailing Address

Official transcripts, GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS scores, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and transcript evaluation report should be directed to:

Leanne Van Allen, Director
MBA Programs
College of Business and Economics
216 South Hall
University of Wisconsin-River Falls
410 N Third St
River Falls, WI  54022