Prerequisites & Admissions Criteria - Outdoor Industry MBA

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Application Deadlines 

  • For all 3+2 applications, please contact Dr. Scott Borden for the link at
  • June 1: Completed applications are due
  • June 15: Deposits are due
*GRE is NOT required for our program. 


All admission requirements to the MBA Program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis with respect to work experience, including managerial experience and leadership roles.

Students must be prepared for graduate level courses in business. 
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is desirable. Official transcript required.*
More than three years of work experience.**

  • Those candidates with significant work experience with less than the minimum GPA will be considered.
  • Candidates with less than three years of experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Provisional Admission: If an applicant applies without all of the requirements listed above, they will be reviewed for provisional acceptance. Students who enter the program with prerequisite deficiencies can make up those deficiencies at Western during the summer prior to their start.

International Students: see Graduate Academic Catalog section, Criteria for International Admission.