School of BusinessMBA Program

Admission to the MBA Program

The PLU MBA program is competitive and selection is based on several criteria. The Graduate Admission committee bases decisions on a holistic assessment of the individual merits of each applicant.  However, for admission the minimum GPA is 3.0 and minimum GMAT score is 470. The average GPA is 3.35 and average GMAT is 540 for admitted students to the program.  For questions regarding admission into the MBA program contact:

Juanita Reed, MBA Director
(253) 535-7252

Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis. You may start the program in Fall, Spring or Summer. Once a completed application has been submitted, processing takes two-three weeks.

To apply for the MBA program, submit:

  • The PLU graduate application   
    Apply on-line
    Apply by mail (pdf.)
  • Current resume detailing work experience and community service
  • All transcripts from higher-education institutions-no exceptions. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the institution to PLU. (For international transcripts please click here)
  • A 300-word Statement of Professional Goals
  • Official Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores. The PLU code is 4597.
    *Need help preparing for the test? Click here.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Professional recommendations are good, but if you are a recent graduate or still in contact with a professor, an academic reference can address your abilities in the classroom.
  • $40 Application fee
You can apply for the PLU MBA Program without having all items on hand. However, applications will be reviewed after ALL required documents are received by the PLU Office of Admission.

Travis Delker

Note to Dean Jim Brock

As I prepare for graduation from the MBA Program in December 2011, I want to say thank you for a great educational experience. From the level of our instructors, to the 10-day international experience, to the State Farm Speaker Series, to the Technology Alliance Series, it has been superb. I will graduate from PLU feeling the value was well worth the costs. Thanks again. 
Travis Delker, MBA

Send applications to: Office of Admission, PLU, Tacoma, WA 98447-0003