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Application Guidelines

The Evening MBA program welcomes new students in August and January of each academic year. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, though early application is encouraged.

The admissions committee conducts a holistic review of each application to determine a candidate's readiness to take on graduate-level work. The committee considers factors including but not limited to an applicant's academic record, their professional experience, test scores, and writing abilities. 

To complete and submit your application, the following application materials are required:

  • Completed online application form
  • A copy of the official results of your GMAT or GRE or GMAT/GRE Waiver Form (please note that waivers are not guaranteed)
  • A scanned copy of official transcripts from all universities or colleges, where degree was conferred (NOTE: Virginia Tech students do not need to submit official transcripts)
  • A copy of your resume
  • One letter of reference required (a second letter is optional)
  • Required essay
    • Since the global pandemic began, individuals have been forced to adapt to new challenges in their personal, professional, and academic lives. Please provide an example of a situation you have faced in your professional or academic life that has required you to adapt to a new environment, system, or community. What did you learn from this experience? How might these lessons inform your time in graduate school and allow you to be better prepared for success as a student in a rigorous program?
    •  Please submit a two-minute video in which you tell us something about yourself or your experiences that we would not learn from reviewing your other application materials. A video produced via mobile phone is sufficient.
  • Optional statement
    • Please feel free to submit a statement that includes any additional information you believe would be helpful to the committee regarding your academic or professional history. This may include an explanation of academic issues, employment gaps, or to highlight academic, personal, or professional accomplishments that will strengthen your application.
  • Academic and professional goals statement (as required for all Virginia Tech graduate students)
    • Applicants are asked to provide a 1 - 2 page, double-spaced personal statement that adresses why you are pursuing a graduate degree, why at Virginia Tech, and why now.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee
  • GMAT: 600 or better
  • GRE: 154 or better, based on the 130-170 GRE score scale
  • GPA: 3.0 or better

If you have questions about your test score or GPA requirements, please contact Rebecca McGill, Associate Director of MBA Recruiting, at mba@vt.edu or 703-538-8497.

Regular Admission
Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from an accredited university and a GMAT score of 600 or higher, or a GRE score of 154 or higher, are eligible for admission to the MBA program as regular students with no restrictions.

Provisional Admission
Provisional admission to the Evening MBA program is open to applicants whose GPA is below the minimum of 3.0, but is above 2.5, as required by Virginia Tech's Graduate School. The applicant must demonstrate other experience or qualifications that show the potential to undertake graduate study. A GMAT score of 600 or higher, or a GRE score of 154 or higher, is required.

After taking 12 credit hours in the MBA program and earning at least a 3.00 GPA, a student is changed to Regular status by the Graduate School.

Commonwealth Campus Admission
Prospective students may choose to apply as Commonwealth Campus students prior to being fully admitted into the MBA Program. In this case, students must first meet the minimum GPA requirement to be admitted into the Evening MBA program as Commonwealth Campus students and will then be enrolled in only one MBA core course. This provides the applicant with more time to complete his/her application packet and to be considered for regular admissions status in the following semester.

Commonwealth Campus admittance into the Evening MBA Program is granted by the Program Director. The applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA; GRE/GMAT scores are not required for this phase and can be provided later to fulfill regular admission requirements. The Commonwealth Student status is a temporary status and students cannot register for courses in the Evening MBA program without the consent of the Program Director.

Students enrolled in an MBA course under the Commonwealth Campus status, who decide to pursue the Evening MBA on a Regular status basis, must submit a new online application to enter the MBA program. A non-refundable application fee is required. Please refer to the Graduate School for more information on Commonwealth Campus status.

Exemptions
No exemption of core coures is allowed.

Transfer Students
In certain cases, it is possible to transfer up to nine hours of elective courses from an AACSB-accredited institution to the Evening MBA Program with prior approval. Only elective courses which meet the requirements of the Evening MBA program and were completed prior to admission to Virginia Tech are considered. Courses completed more than five years prior to admission are not eligible for consideration. Enrolled Evening MBA students are required to take all their required and elective courses in the program at Virginia Tech. Students will not be permitted to take or transfer any of the MBA courses from other universities following their admission into Evening MBA program.

The MBA Program Director will review the appropriateness of all requests for transfer credit of courses completed prior to admission. This typically takes place when the student formalizes his/her application for admission and should be completed as early as possible prior to the admission decision.

Transfer credits must also follow the requirements of the Virginia Tech Graduate School. In part, this requires that the student has received at least a grade of "B" to transfer the course. An official copy of the transcript from the transfer institution should be sent to the MBA Program Office.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis and early application is encouraged. The final deadline dates to submit the online application are listed below. All supporting documentation such as official transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation must be submitted to the MBA program office by the application deadlines.

SPRING 2023 ENTRY

September 1, 2022
Deadline for international applicants

December 10, 2022
Final deadline to enter Spring 2023

FALL 2023 ENTRY

April 1, 2023
Deadline for international applicants

August 1, 2023
Final deadline to enter Fall 2023

View Virginia Tech's academic calendar to see the date each term begins for current and future academic years.