Application for Admission
Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Engineering Management (MEM)

Application Information
An application to the Valpo MBA or MEM program includes a completed application form, a cover letter, official copies of transcripts, GMAT test score, two letters of reference, and a $30 application fee.  The Valpo MBA and MEM uses a rolling admission process with most admission decisions usually made within 10 days of receipt of a completed application package. 

This form is meant to be completed ONLINE ONLY. If you would like a hard copy, please choose the Requesting Information link and one will be sent to you.

You may mail any required materials to:
Office of the Graduate School
Kretzmann Hall 116
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 USA

You may contact us via:
Telephone: (219) 464-5313
Toll Free: (800) 821-7685
Fax: (219) 464-5381
Email: Graduate.School@valpo.edu

Application Procedure
Please us the Tab key to move through the application to enter data

In order for your application to be considered for admission, all required information must be received by the Graduate Office including:

  • Application Cover Letter: Your application cover letter should include a brief statement of how the Valpo MBA or MEM will help you to achieve your professional goals.
  • GMAT Test Score: Applicants must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).  It is available year-round at testing centers nationwide.  Specific information is available at http://www.gmac.com.  Valparaiso University's GMAT institution code is 1874.
  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework. If you have received an undergraduate or graduate degree from Valparaiso University, you are not required to submit an official transcript from Valparaiso University.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from people who are in a position to evaluate your ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate program in business are required.
  • Professional Experience: Professional experience, although not required, is considered when making admission decisions.
  • Math & Computer Skills: Students entering the program are expected to have taken at least one college level calculus or finite math course, and have basic computer skills.  Students lacking these are encouraged to apply with the understanding that they may be required to take additional courses.
  • Application Fee: $30 for US Citizens.
GRADUATE APPLICATION
I. Program of Concentration
Please indicate area of concentration:

II. Personal Information
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Former Name
Date of Birth
Social Security Number

(For U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we strongly recommend that you provide your Social Security Number.)
 
Home Address
Address
City
State
Postal Code
 
Contact Information
Home Phone
Cell Phone
Email
If you do not have an email address, please type "None".
 
Optional Information
Are you Hispanic or Latino?  
Are you from one or more of the following (please check all that apply):
American Indian or Alaskan Native          Asian         Black or African American
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Island       White
Gender:
Are you an active member of a church:
If no, list religious preference if you have one:
If yes, denomination:

III. Educational Background
NOTE: Certified transcripts of all college work must be submitted before you will be allowed to register for any graduate class at Valparaiso University.
A. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
 
B. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
 
C. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
 
D. College/University
  Dates of Attendance
  Degrees/Credits Earned
  Approximate GPA
Please list any recognition, awards, or scholarships that you have received, or co-curricular or community/civic activities in which you have been involved.
 
Have you ever been dismissed or placed on academic probation?
If yes, please explain fully:

IV. Enrollment
A. Planned initial enrollment date:
B. Enrollment plan:
C. Have you previously applied for admission to Valparaiso University?
  If yes, when?
  What college?
E. Have you previously enrolled at Valparaiso University?

If yes, when?


V. Employment & Professional Background
NOTE: Beginning with the most recent.
A. Company Name
  City/State
  Dates of Employment
  Title
 
B. Company Name
  City/State
  Dates of Employment
  Title
 
C. Company Name
  City/State
  Dates of Employment
  Title
 
D. Company Name
  City/State
  Dates of Employment
  Title
 
Are you eligible for tuition assistance through your employer?
Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
If yes, please explain fully. NOTE: Some states have restrictions on licensing or professionally credentialing an individual with a criminal record.

VI. Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants. Please list the name of each reference below:
A. Name
  Title
  Business/Institution
  Phone Number
B. Name
  Title
  Business/Institution
  Phone Number

VII. Optional Information
Please list names and relationships of your relatives who have attended or are now attending Valparaiso University:
A.
Name
  Relationship
  Years Attended
  Program
B.
Name
  Relationship
  Years Attended
  Program

VIII. Selection of Valparaiso University
A. How did you learn about Valparaiso University?
If "Other", please specify:
B. Please list other graduate schools your are considering or to which you are applying:
C. Rank the factors (1=most important) that affected your choice of graduate school (rank all that apply).
Financial Programs Accreditation Reputation
Location Other Specify

APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT
Please select method of payment and the amount for your application fee. If you have selected CASH, CHECK, or MONEY ORDER, please mail your payment to: The Office of the Graduate School, Kretzmann Hall 116, 1700 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383.  If you have selected CREDIT CARD, you can submit your credit card information through this SECURE form.
Method of Payment
Amount
Name on Credit Card
Credit Card Number
(################)
Credit Card Expiration (MM/YY)
 
The decision for admission to the Graduate School is not final until all required application materials have been received. Applicants granted conditional permission to register for classes due to delayed receipt of transcripts may not be allowed to continue their coursework if they do not satisfy the admission requirements.
 
Valparaiso University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or (as qualified herein) religion, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or (as qualified herein) religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, career services and placement, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Valparaiso University is an institution committed to its Lutheran traditions. The University reserves the right to promote the teachings of the church and to exercise preferences in admissions in favor of Lutherans.
 
PLEASE CHECK ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING.
 
By entering your full name below you are signing this electronic application form.
"I submit this application as a true and complete statement of facts for your consideration."
Applicant's Signature:
Application Date: