School of Business

(440) 826-2191, lspencer@bw.edu

Application Requirements

  • Apply to the One-Year MBA Online
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work. Transcripts for current or former BW students will automatically be obtained by the School of Business at no cost.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor or faculty member who can attest to your leadership potential and/or your motivation to be successful in this program.
  • Schedule a personal advising session
  • Current resume

Submit Materials

Application materials can be delivered via email to lspencer@bw.edu or mailed to:

School of Business
Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Road
Berea, OH 44017

Application Deadline

The deadline to receive completed applications is March 15. We encourage applying as early as possible, as each cohort in the One-Year MBA program is limited in size.

Questions About Applying?

For more information, contact the MBA program at (440) 826-2390 or aconrad@bw.edu. You can also learn more about the application process by scheduling a personal advising session.

Admission Criteria

The central concern of the admission committee is selecting candidates who will be successful in the program. The admission committee does not use a rigid set of criteria to make this decision. The admission criteria that are considered include the following:

  • Upcoming or recent graduation from an accredited undergraduate college or university with a business degree.
  • An internship or other work experience.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0

International Students

International students applying to the Baldwin Wallace One-Year MBA program must meet the minimum requirements:

  • GMAT of 500
  • TOEFL (IBT 79, CBT 213, PBT 550)
  • IELTS (composite 6.5)


The score levels above are recommended but not required. Students whose English language skills need development may be conditionally admitted and placed in BW’s ESL program provided by the LADO international institute.

International candidates must also submit:

  • Official English translated transcripts of all previous academic work which are officially authenticated by a credential agency. A business degree is required.
  • Financial support statement from the applicant's bank showing acceptable funds on account to support tuition and living expenses while studying at BW.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor or faculty member who can attest to your motivation to be successful in this program and your potential leadership ability.
  • Current resume

Find out additional requirements for international students traveling to the U.S. on student visas.