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Outdoor Industry MBA

Prerequisites & Admissions Criteria

Application Deadlines

To apply to the OIMBA, please contact Program Coordinator Jordan L’Heureux, jlheureux@western.edu.

  • Early Acceptance and Priority Deadline for Fellowships: March 5, 2022
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2022
  • Enrollment Commitment and Deposit Deadline: $250 due by May 14, 2022

*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: (please remove the bullet here and line up indentation with the rest of the page so formatting reads correctly)

  • 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 3-credit, intensive Bridge course held in the pre-term, three weeks before the regular OIMBA fall semester begins. The Bridge course will be held Aug. 7 – Aug. 28, 2022, beginning with the new cohort Immersion that first week; then regular OIMBA classes begin August 29, 2022.

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

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