Admissions decisions for Valpo’s MBA program are made on a holistic basis, with consideration given to undergraduate and post-undergraduate academic performance, professional work experience, letters of recommendation, and the GMAT/GRE.  Please note that there is one start date per year for full-time or international students in August.  If you are a working professional and attending school part-time, there are 6 start dates.

Both U.S. citizens and permanent residents should apply to the MBA program as domestic students. Please follow the appropriate procedures for the degree program to which you are applying. 

MBA Applicants (Full-time students have 1 start date in August; Part-time Professional Students have 6 start dates)

To apply to the MBA program, please submit:

  •  Online MBA Application.
  • A $30.00 Application Fee, paid by credit card via telephone 219-465-7952.
  • Two Online Letters of Recommendation (Use this form)Click here to enter your recommenders’ email addresses, and we will contact them directly.
  • Cover Letter: A one-page personal statement explaining how an MBA will help you meet your career goals. Email to mba@valpo.edu.
  • Résumé: Email to mba@valpo.edu.
  • GMAT or GRE scores: Valparaiso University’s institution code is 1874. Please note a minimum GMAT score of 500 or a minimum GRE score of 304 is required.  GMAT waivers are available based on GPA and work experience.
  • Official Transcripts - electronic preferred.  Must be sent directly from institution to mba@valpo.edu.  If electronic is not available, have institution send official transcript directly to MBA Office at:
    Valparaiso University MBA Office
    1909 Chapel Drive
    104 Urschel Hall
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

Dual Degree J.D./MBA Applicants – (JDs Attend Evening Professional Program with 6 start dates)

Admission to this program requires acceptance to both the Valparaiso University Law School and the MBA program. These decisions are made independently by the Law School and the MBA Program. Admission into one program does not guarantee admission into the other.  While taking MBA classes as you have room in your Law schedule, you can finish both programs in 4 years.  You will complete the MBA in the year following your JD.

To apply to the MBA program, please submit:

  • A Completed Online MBA Application.
  • A $20.00 Application Fee, payable to Valparaiso University and sent to the MBA office.
  • Two Online Letters of Recommendation using this form for the MBA. Click here to enter your recommenders’ email addresses, and we will contact them directly. (We cannot accept the letters you submitted to the Law School.)
  • Cover Letter: A one-page personal statement on how a Valpo MBA will help you meet your career goals. Email to mba@valpo.edu.
  • Résumé: Email to mba@valpo.edu.
  • LSAT or GMAT scores: Applicants with LSAT scores of 147 or higher can be eligible for a GMAT waiver. Graduate Management Admissions Test or GRE scores are required for those without a GMAT waiver. Please note a minimum GMAT score of 500 is required.
  • Official Transcripts: from all undergraduate/post-undergraduate institutions. These transcripts must be sent directly from the institution, preferably electronic to mba@valpo.edu.  If electronic transcripts are not available, have them sent directly from the institution to our office at:
    Valparaiso University MBA Office
    1909 Chapel Drive
    104 Urschel Hall
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

Please Note:  Applicants who have had official transcripts sent to the Law School may request that their files be sent to the MBA Office. We can use the copies of your transcripts that they have on file and your LSAT score sheet.

International Applicants – One Start Date in August Each Year

Valparaiso University welcomes applications from qualified international students. At present, more than 40 nations are represented in the University’s student population. Our admissions requirements and guidelines about the F-1 student visa are summarized in the MBA Admission Standards for International Students (pdf). Remember, we have one start date per year in August for the MBA program.  To consider you for admission, please submit the following:

A Completed Online International Student Graduate Management Application.

A $50.00 Application Fee, payable by credit card via telephone at 219.465.7952.

Two Online Letters of Recommendation (using this form)Click here to enter your recommenders’ email addresses, and we will contact them directly.

Proof of English proficiency.Please use Institution code 1874 and your score sheet will be sent to us electronically. Proficiency means:

Cover Letter: A one-page personal statement listing how a Valpo MBA can help you further your career.  Email to mba@valpo.edu.

Transcript Evaluation: For all degrees earned outside the United States, we require a third-party transcript evaluation to verify validity of documents and determine whether your degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. We suggest evaluation from World Education Services (WES): select ICAP course-by-course transcript evaluation. Transcripts should be submitted directly to WES showing completion of bachelor’s degree. We will also accept credential evaluations from AACRAO and from firms that are members of NACES.

GMAT or GRE scores: Valparaiso University’s institution code is 1874. Please note we require a minimum GMAT score of 500 or a minimum GRE score of 304 is required.  For citizens of Iraq, the GRE is regularly offered by Amideast.

Affidavit of Financial Support.This Affidavit form indicates that you have funds available to you to cover the full cost of studying at Valparaiso University.

A copy of a current passport showing your full name and date of birth. This can be scanned and emailed to mba@valpo.edu.

All application materials are due no later than two months prior to the intended start date. Electronic submission is preferred. If you must submit written materials, please send them directly to the following address to expedite the application process:

Valparaiso University MBA Office
1909 Chapel Drive
104 Urschel Hall
Valparaiso, IN 46383
United States of America

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