William & Mary Online MBA Admissions and Application Requirements

At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, we seek dynamic and driven applicants who are ready to proactively make a difference in the workplace and redefine what it means to be a leader. Ideal candidates are career-minded individuals who are open to novel problem-solving techniques, are willing to experiment and grow from failure, and embrace the challenges and rewards of balancing work, school and family.

We accept applicants from a wide range of academic fields and professional disciplines, but all are required to have:

  • A minimum of two years of professional working experience
  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university

No GMAT Required

At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, we are committed to holistically evaluating applicants and considering all aspects of their professional and academic backgrounds. We understand that standardized tests are not always, or even often, the best indicators of a candidate’s readiness to succeed, particularly for the highly accomplished professionals who apply to our Online MBA program.

For this reason, we do not require GMAT or GRE scores for admission to the Online MBA program. Applicants may, however, submit scores for consideration if they believe that doing so will be beneficial to their application.

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Key Steps and Application Requirements

Complete the Online Application

The online application consists of:

  • Contact and background information
  • Enrollment history from all previously attended institutions*
  • Two professional references
    • Select individuals who can provide specific and relevant information about your intellectual and quantitative abilities, performance and motivation. Do not include an immediate family member.
  • Two personal essays 
  • Resume/CV showing a minimum of two years of work experience

*NOTE: Please upload unofficial transcripts from all previously attended institutions to your application for initial admissions decisions. If accepted, you must submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions before the first day of class.

Request Official Transcripts

Official academic transcripts from all institutions where you have received a conferred bachelor or graduate degree. These must be sent directly from your institution.

Ordering Instructions:
Electronic official transcripts sent through a secure transcript delivery network are preferred. Transcripts should be sent to William & Mary Graduate School of Business or William & Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business. If these options are not available when you order, please have them sent to masononline@wm.edu.

We also accept hard-copy official transcripts. They must be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you (DO NOT OPEN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS) to the following address:

William & Mary
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Attn: Center for Online Learning
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187

NOTE: You should upload unofficial transcripts to your application from institutions where you earned a degree and from those where you completed a significant number of credits. William & Mary reserves the right to request transcripts from all universities you have attended for a holistic review of your application. W&M reserves the right to delay passing a decision on your application until official transcripts are received.

Schedule a Personal Admission Interview

Qualified applicants who have submitted and completed their application will be invited to schedule a personal admission interview. Interviews can be conducted via video conference or by telephone.

Pay Application Fee: $100 (or request a waiver)

The application fee may be waived for early applicants (by priority deadline), active-duty military and veterans, W&M alumni, attendees of informational webinars, and at the discretion of the Admissions Office. Contact an admissions outreach advisor to discuss whether you qualify for a few waiver.

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Proof of English Language Proficiency (for Non-U.S. Citizens)

International applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 100 if internet-based, 250 if computer-based or 600 if paper-based, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Exemptions may be granted for applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution or lived and worked full-time in a predominantly English-speaking country for the past two years.

FAQs for William & Mary Online MBA Admissions

What are the admission requirements for the Raymond A. Mason School of Business Online MBA?

In order to be eligible for consideration, you must have:
  • A minimum of two years of professional working experience
  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university

How long does the application process take?

Two weeks. We encourage applicants to apply sooner rather than later for numerous reasons. The main one is that we have a rolling admissions process. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will hear back, and the higher your chances of acceptance. Since we keep class sizes small and only start a few sections each term, the admissions committee must be more selective with whom they admit the closer we are to deadlines and nearing a potential wait list.

How much does an Online MBA cost at William & Mary?

Does William & Mary require GMAT or GRE scores for admission?

No, these tests are not required. You are welcome to submit scores for consideration if you believe that doing so will benefit your application.

Are there any minimum work experience requirements?

Yes. To be considered for this program, your resume must include a minimum of two years of professional work experience.

What materials are required for the application?

Materials to complete the application include:
  • Two personal essays
  • CV/resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for non-U.S. citizens)

Is there an application fee, and can it be waived?

The application fee is $100. This may be waived if you apply early (by the priority deadline), are an active duty military member or military spouse, a veteran, a William & Mary alumni, an attendee of an informational webinar or at the discretion of the Admissions Office. Please speak to an admissions outreach advisor prior to submitting your application for details.

Can I apply for the Online MBA program if my undergraduate degree is not in business?

Yes. We accept applicants from a wide range of academic fields and professional disciplines, as long as you have a minimum of two years of professional working experience and a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a regionally accredited college or university.

What types of financial aid and scholarships are available?

The most popular payment methods for the Online MBA program are payment plans and financial aid in the form of Stafford and Grad PLUS loans.

The Kyle J. Milliken Memorial Scholarship is available to military veterans and active-duty service members. Contact the W&M Office of Financial Aid to learn more about external scholarship opportunities.

Is the Online MBA program accredited, and by which accrediting body?

Yes. The Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary is proud to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation is reserved for the most prestigious business schools, with fewer than 6% of business schools holding this distinction worldwide. We are accredited for our Online MBA as well as a number of our other online and on-campus programs. Learn more.

What is the average class profile?

Here’s a snapshot of the people most likely to be in your cohort
  • 9 years average of work experience
  • 3.2 average undergraduate GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 33% U.S. minority
  • 46% female
  • 18% from military background

Can international students apply for the Online MBA program? If so, are there additional requirements?

Yes, international students are welcome to apply. International applicants must have a TOEFL score of at least 100 if internet-based, 250 if computer-based or 600 if paper-based, or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Exemptions may be granted for applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited U.S. institution or lived and worked full-time in a predominantly English-speaking country for the past two years.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions about the Online MBA admissions process?

You can schedule a call with an admissions outreach advisor to get any remaining questions answered.

Still Have Questions?

To learn more about application requirements, or if you have questions about whether the Online MBA is the right program for you, please contact one of our admissions outreach advisors at 844-234-4075, or schedule a call at a time that is convenient for you.

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