Application Instructions

  • Apply Online
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work. Transcripts for current or former BW students will automatically be obtained by the Carmel Boyer School of Business at no cost.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a supervisor or other business colleagues who can attest to your leadership ability
  • GMAT or GRE score (unless waived)
  • Current resume

Submit Materials

Application materials can be delivered via mail or email:

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

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:

  • Graduation from an accredited undergraduate college or university
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in a professional or entry level managerial position
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average in undergraduate work of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0
  • A score of at least 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). If the applicant has taken the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or has an earned master's degree or doctorate in any field from an accredited institution, that applicant is exempt from taking the GMAT.

The GMAT is waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or better. However, an advising session with an MBA director is required for all such applicants.


While you need not have majored in business to be admitted to BW's MBA program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. When reviewing your application, we take many factors into consideration:

  • Demonstrated professional attainment
  • Evidence of personal growth and accomplishment
  • Clear evidence of academic achievement
  • Results of the GMAT or GRE

International Students

Candidates with degrees earned from foreign institutions must have their academic transcripts translated and verified by World Education Services (WES) as part of the application process.

International students applying to the Baldwin Wallace 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
  • 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 other business colleagues who can attest to your leadership ability
  • Current resume