Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development? It's time to pursue the graduate business degree that will prepare you for future advancement and success.
The following degrees are offered at the graduate level:
- Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) (online or traditional program modality available, including 13 optional concentrations)
- Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.)
- Master of Science in Data Science and Business Analytics (MSDSBA) (offered jointly with the WSU College of Engineering)
- Master of Science in Finance (M.S.F.)
- Executive Master of Science in Automotive Supply Chain Management (EMS-SCM) (online or traditional program modality available)
- Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.) (offered jointly with the WSU Law School)
- Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration (M.D./M.B.A.) (offered jointly with WSU School of Medicine)
The Mike Ilitch School of Business offers GMAT waivers to qualified applicants.
To be considered for a GMAT waiver for admission into a master's degree program, with the exception of the Master of Science in Finance program*, you must meet the minimum GPA requirement for graduate admission and one of the following criteria:
- An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) entrance exam
- GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Or at least three years of relevant professional experience that shows increased responsibility
There is no need to request a GMAT/GRE waiver from the Graduate Programs Office. Once your application is reviewed and determined to have met one of the above criteria for test waiver consideration, the application will be pulled and reviewed for an admission decision. If the application is reviewed and an applicant is determined to need a GMAT/GRE for admission into the graduate program, a member of the Graduate Programs Office staff will provide feedback on the application indicating so. Feel free to contact the Graduate Programs Office for more information on GMAT waivers or equivalency requirements.
If you've taken the GMAT more than once, we will use your highest GMAT score in the last five years when evaluating your application.
Admission applications may be submitted in advance of taking one of these tests.
The GMAT and GRE are offered continually at testing centers throughout North America and select international sites.
- For GMAT, visit the official GMAT testing page or call 800-GMAT-NOW for full details. The Graduate Management Admission Council also has resources to help you succeed on the GMAT. Wayne State offers GMAT prep courses as well.
- For GRE, visit the official registration and test centers page or call 866-473-4373 for full details. Educational Testing Services offers resources to help you prepare for the GRE.
*To be considered for a GMAT waiver for admission into the Master of Science in Finance program, you must meet the minimum GPA requirement for graduate admission and one of the following criteria:
- An acceptable score on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) entrance exam.
- GPA of 3.3 or higher from an AACSB-accredited business program.
- GPA of 3.3 or higher from a regionally-accredited university in any major.
- A minimum 3.0 GPA and at least three years of relevant professional experience that shows increased responsibility over that period.
- You have passed level one of the CFA exam.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher in a major in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA for admission into a graduate program is 2.75. Be sure to check the Wayne State graduate admissions website to ensure you fulfill the university's admission requirements.
To apply for admission into a graduate business program:
- Complete an application for graduate admission (GMAT/GRE score is not required to begin or submit an application)
- Submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended by postal mail or courier to:
Wayne State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
5057 Woodward Ave., Suite 6000
Detroit, MI 48202
Electronic transcripts will be accepted if they are delivered securely from the registrar of the issuing institution directly to the Wayne State University Office of Graduate Admissions (email@example.com). An electronic (secure, certified PDF) transcript is official as long as it is not altered. A printed copy of a PDF transcript is not official. Wayne State will not accept an attested or notarized copy of a transcript, a hand-delivered transcript or a transcript that reads "issued to student."
Submit an updated resume detailing work experience within the last ten years (must include start and end dates for each position held.)
International students should also check the international student admissions page for additional admissions requirements.
The admissions application and all other required documents are due by:
- August 1 for fall semester admission
- December 1 for winter semester admission
- April 15 for spring/summer semester admission
- June 1 for fall semester admission
- October 1 for winter semester admission
- February 15 for spring/summer semester admission