Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants for Penn State Great Valley’s MBA program will need the following:

  • A copy of your official transcript from all institutions attended. Penn State alumni do not need to provide transcripts. Applicants should hold either a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.  This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. 
  • A grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) is recommended.
  • A copy of the applicant's current resume.
  • A one-page written statement of intent to highlight one’s academic background, work experience, skills, strengths, academic interests, and professional goals.
  • Contact information for two references.
  • Official GMAT or GRE results. Applicants may request a GMAT/GRE waiver if they meet specific criteria. Applicants must indicate the basis for their waiver request on the online application. We also offer a GMAT Preparation Course.
  • A $65 application fee. The fee will be waived if applicant attended an admission event or a personal appointment with an Academic Program Manager.

Students interested in the Fast Track MBA program with Abington or the MBA program at Berks will need to indicate this in the "Notes" section of the online application.

For international student application requirements, please review the Penn State Great Valley International Applicant Guidelines.