Admission decisions are made with a holistic view, based upon past academic performance, test scores, work experience and interview.  

For the Full-time Global MBA with General Business, there is only 1 start date each year in August.  

For the Part-time Professional MBA, there are 6 start dates.

MBA Applicants (Full-time Daytime Global MBA with General Business students have 1 start date each year in August; Part-time Professional students have 6 start dates)

Admission decisions are made with a holistic view, based upon past academic performance, test scores, work experience and interview.

  1. Create an Account/Application Portal
  2. Complete an Online Application
  3. Pay $30.00 Online Application Fee  (waived with visit to VU MBA)
  4. Provide Application Materials:
    • Two Online Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) Current or Former Supervisors or Instructors (no friends, family or employees). Enter their email addresses on the online recommendation request form and we will contact your recommenders directly.
    • Reflective Essay: A one-page personal statement explaining how a MBA will help you meet your career goals. Upload using your application portal.
    • Résumé: Upload using your application portal.
    • GMAT or GRE scores: The GMAT or GRE are common application requirements for MBA programs, providing a measure of a candidate’s analytical and writing abilities.  Please use Valparaiso University’s institution code of 1874 when taking the test.  Visit www.gmat.com or www.gre.org.  We may consider waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement, dependent upon the applicant’s undergraduate academic performance and work experience.  Requests for GMAT/GRE waivers should be included in your reflective essay.
    • Permanent Residents:
      • Provide Proof of Residency such as green card, permanent residency document or a copy of your visa which shows that you are eligible to be a student. Upload using your application portal.
      • English proficiency: Please use institution code 1874 and your score sheet will be sent to us electronically.  English proficiency may be demonstrated by the following (but is not limited to):
    • Official Transcripts: Please request official electronic transcripts be sent directly from all institutions attended to Graduate.School@valpo.edu.

Certificate Applicants

Admission decisions are made with a holistic view, based upon past academic performance, test scores, work experience and interview.
  1. Create an Account/Application Portal
  2. Complete an Online Application
  3. Pay $30.00 Online Application Fee  (waived with visit to VU MBA)
  4. Provide Application Materials:

International Applicants – 1 Start Date in August Each Year, Priority Application Deadline May 15.  

Valparaiso University welcomes applications from qualified international students.  At present, more than 40 nations are represented in the University’s student population. Our application requirements and guidelines about the F-1 student visa are summarized below. There is one start date per year in August (Fall) for the Full-time Daytime Global MBA with General Business; there are no Spring or Summer intakes.

Admission decisions are made with a holistic view, based upon past academic performance, test scores, work experience and interview.

  1. Create an Account/Application Portal
  2. Complete an Online Application
  3. Pay $50.00 Online Application Fee 
  4. Provide Application Materials:
    • Two Online Letters of Recommendation: Two (2) Current or Former Supervisors or Instructors (no friends, family or employees). Enter their email addresses on the online recommendation request form and we will contact your recommenders directly.
    • Reflective Essay: A one-page personal statement explaining how an MBA will help you meet your career goals. Upload through your application portal.
    • Résumé: Upload through your application portal.
    • GMAT or GRE scores: The GMAT or GRE are common application requirements for MBA programs, providing a measure of a candidate’s analytical and writing abilities. We recommend you study for at least two months and use Valparaiso University’s institution code of 1874 when taking the test. Visit www.gmat.com or www.gre.org. For citizens of Iraq, the GRE is regularly offered by Amideast. We may consider waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement, dependent upon the applicant’s undergraduate academic performance and work experience. Requests for GMAT/GRE waivers should be included in your reflective essay.
    • Certification of Finances: The Certification of Finances is a financial guarantee that you have funds available to cover all educational and living expenses for the first 9 months of your degree or $37,020 USD.  For the 1 Year (12 month) Full-time Global MBA, the total cost of educational and living expenses for 12 months is currently $51,387 USD.  Please have the person sponsoring your expenses sign the affidavit and attach a sponsorship letter or bank statement showing at least $37,020 USD. Upload via your application portal. Here are some tips for Preparing Your Financial Guarantee (PDF).
    • A copy of a current passport showing your full name and date of birth: Scan and upload using your application portal.
    • English proficiency: Please use institution code 1874 and your score sheet will be sent to us electronically.  English proficiency may be demonstrated by the following (but is not limited to):
    • Official Transcripts – Please submit official transcripts with both original and English translations of all university courses in which you have been enrolled.
      • Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded through your application portal, but official copies must be submitted prior to beginning classes.
      • The undergraduate transcript should indicate the degree earned.
      • Transcripts should be sent directly to our office by the Registrar of your undergraduate and/or graduate university or institute.
      • Do not send high school or secondary transcripts.
    • Diploma/Degree Certificate – Copy of diploma/degree certificate showing degree earned. Unofficial diploma/degree certificate may be uploaded through your application portal, but official copies must be submitted prior to beginning classes.
  5. Interview
The priority application deadline is May 15.
All application materials are due no later than June 1, to allow time for visa processing. 

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