Admission requirements:

The PLU MBA program is competitive. Selection is based on several criteria including quantitative ability and potential contribution to the classroom experience.  Admission decisions are based on a holistic assessment of the individual merits of each applicant. For questions regarding admission to the MBA program, contact Juanita Reed, Director, at

Bachelor’s degree must be awarded by the beginning of the program.

For international students, a minimum score on the TOEFL-iBT of 88 or minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required. TOEFL or IELTS may be waived for students who graduate from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university with a bachelor’s degree.

All applicants must submit:

  • Application (standard application and Fast Track application)
  • GMAT or GRE (standard application)
  • Statement of Professional Goals (standard application)
  • Resume (standard application)
  • Official transcript (standard application)
  • Two letters of recommendation (standard application)

International applicants must also submit:

  • TOEFL or IELTS score report, determination of English proficiency is at the sole discretion of PLU
  • I-20 Evaluation Documents
  • Declaration of Finances

An interview with the MBA program director may be requested.

Applications are evaluated individually, based on multiple factors indicating equivalence to admission standards, a promise of success in graduate school, qualities of good character, and potential contributions to the educational mission of graduate study.