Lubar Graduate Students
MBA Program Information
AdmissionAdmission represents a faculty judgment as to the probability of your success in graduate work. The program is designed to accommodate students with backgrounds in engineering, arts, letters and sciences as well as business.

Applications and related material may be obtained by contacting the Graduate Program Services office, or Online Applications can be filed through the UWM Graduate School.

Application SubmissionThe School offers a continuous application process for admission to Summer, Fall and Spring. The recommended filing dates for application to the MBA program are the same dates used by the UWM Graduate School (Fall admission: January 1; Spring admission: September 1; Summer admission: January 1); applications can be submitted after these filing dates for admission consideration for these semesters. The recommended dates allow for guaranteed consideration for admission and adequate course selection through registration. It is also recommended that you complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) six months prior to the beginning of the semester in which you intend to enroll. GMAT testing information is available at www.mba.com; GMAT test bulletins are available from the Graduate Program Services office in Lubar Hall N251 (414-229-5403), or the Graduate School in Mitchell Hall Room 261.

Admission in Good StandingTo be admitted in good standing you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • A satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Admission on ProbationIf you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a satisfactory GMAT score, but your cumulative undergraduate grade point average is below 2.75, you may be considered for admission on probation provided you can furnish substantial evidence of capacity to do satisfactory graduate work.

If you are admitted on probation, you must achieve a minimum 3.00 grade point average on at least six credits within a maximum of one year (three enrolled semesters) to clear the probation status.

Admission of International StudentsApplication forms and other pertinent information may be obtained from the Center for International Education's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office. Use the following information to contact CIE's ISSS:

Room: Garland 138
Fax: 414-229-3750
Phone: 414-229-4846
E-Mail: isss@uwm.edu
Web: www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/ISSS/admission.html

Mail: Center for International Education
International Student and Scholar Services
P.O. Box 413
The University Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-0413

Letters requesting these forms should include a brief resume of the your previous educational experience, including last degree or certificate received, and should indicate the field of study desired.

Admission in Good Standing Senior/Graduate StatusUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seniors within 6 credits of graduation who otherwise meet the requirements for admission in good standing may apply for a semester's concurrent enrollment both in the undergraduate college and in the Graduate School. A student within 4 to 6 credits of graduation may carry 6 graduate credits and a maximum course load of 12 credits. The student's entire program is subject to regulations and requirements of the Graduate School and the student will receive graduate credit only if he or she completes requirements for the bachelor's degree by the end of the semester of Senior-Graduate enrollment.

Duration of the ProgramMost students with an undergraduate BBA degree can complete the MBA program in two years by completing three courses per semester or by completing two courses per semester and two courses during the summer sessions.
Time LimitA student in the MBA program must complete all requirements for the MBA degree program within seven years from the date of first enrollment as an MBA student at UWM. Exceptions and special cases will be adjudicated by action of the Masters Program Committee of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and the UWM Graduate School.

GraduationIn order to graduate, MBA students are required to achieve at least a 3.000 cumulative grade point average on all courses taken as MBA students including the foundation courses AND at least a 3.000 cumulative grade point average on the required degree credits in the MBA program.

Courses taken from Schools or Departments other than the UWM Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business after admission as an MBA student may be utilized in fulfillment of MBA degree requirements with prior approval granted by the Masters Program Committee.

MBA students must file an Application for Graduation with the Graduate School in the semester in which the student expects to graduate. The application should be filed no later than the end of the second week of the semester, or the eight-week summer session, in which the degree is to be granted.