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Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) , WV,
West Virginia University's 12-month accelerated full-time Master of Business Administration program was ranked among the Top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.


The Master of Business Administration program from West Virginia University is ideal for someone seeking to enhance job opportunities or change careers. Whether your background I in liberal arts, the sciences or business, WVU has a place for you.


According to the Wall Street Journal, employers are seeking to hire people with the ability to work in teams. WVU’s MBA program focuses on building team skills. You’ll have the opportunity to both lead and be a vital member of a team, gaining the important skills that employers seek, further advancing your career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Micro/Macro Economics
  • Financial/Managerial Accounting
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting Bootcamp
  • Micro/Macroeconomics Bootcamp
  • Managerial Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Financial Assistance

During the admission process, your application is reviewed for qualification for meritorious tuition waivers. If you are selected to receive such aid, you will be notified when the admission offer is made.

West Virginia University offers several other opportunities for you to finance your education. These include:

Financial Aid

WVU has a strong comprehensive financial aid program to help you finance your education. Although the cost to attend WVU is relatively low, more than half of our students qualify for financial aid awarded on the basis of need and/or merit. The priority deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is March 1 of the year entering the program. Visit the Student Financial Aid Office website or call them at 304-293-5242 for more information.

Graduate Assistantships and Student Workers

Securing a Graduate Assistantship (GA) is an outstanding way to finance your education. Over 1,900 GA positions are available in most academic and administrative departments throughout campus. GAs typically receive fall and spring university tuition waivers, health insurance, and a stipend of approximately $1,100/month in exchange for 20 hours per week of work over a nine to twelve month period.

The College of Business and Economics offers a limited number of traditional GA positions, but there are many opportunities for part-time positions usually offering ten to twenty hours of work per week. Individual academic departments and administrative units hire graduate student workers on an hourly wage basis.

GA and student worker positions are announced to accepted students via email as they become available. Interviewees will be chosen based upon résumés. Interviews may be conducted via telephone, Skype, or in-office, depending on the preferences of the hiring department. Offers typically occur after students have arrived for the first session of the MBA program.

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