Prerequisites & Admissions Criteria - Outdoor Industry MBA

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Application Deadlines 

  • To apply to the Accelerated Degree (3+2) program, please contact Dr. Scott Borden
  • June 30: Completed applications are due
*GRE/GMAT/GMAC are NOT required for our program. 


All admission requirements to the MBA Program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Ideal applicants will have:

  • More than three years of work experience
    • Applicants with significant work experience and less than the minimum GPA will be considered
    • Those with less than three years of work experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
  • A bachelor's degree in business-related studies is preferred. Applicants with other academic background will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is desirable
  • Demonstrated preparations for graduate-level courses in business

Provisional Admission: If an applicant applies without all of the requirements listed above, they may be reviewed for provisional acceptance. Students who enter the program without an academic business background will be provided a free bridge course through Western during the summer prior to their start.

International Students: Learn more on the International Graduate Students page.