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Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs in The School of Business at Edgewood College offer students exceptional and varied learning opportunities from faculty and peers alike. Applicants are therefore assessed for their potential for academic success, what they bring to the classroom, and their capacity to reflect the quality of an Edgewood College degree.

To be considered for admission, applicants must provide the following to Edgewood College Graduate and Professional Studies:

1. Completed graduate application. ($30 application fee is waived for graduates of Edgewood College and veterans.)

2. Official transcripts for a baccalaureate or more advanced degree from a United States regionally accredited or equivalent post-secondary institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. The cumulative grade point average is computed on the highest degree held at the time of application to The School of Business graduate program. Please request that official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic credits received from any post-secondary institutions be sent directly to Edgewood College.

3. Two letters of recommendation from college or university professors, supervisors, and/or professional colleagues who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in The School of Business graduate program selected. Additional guidelines for submitting letters of recommendation may be found here.

4. A written statement explaining what you hope to gain from your participation in the program, what you bring to the program, and how specific background experiences will aid in your success as a student.

5. A detailed resume evidencing at least 2 years of relevant professional experience.

6. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (with score converted to comparable GMAT) score of at least 430.*

Items requested in #2 thru #6 may be sent to: Edgewood College, Attn: Admission Manager, 1255 Deming Way, Madison, WI 53717

The entirety of the application materials above are considered in evaluating candidates. Preference will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • A. Five or more years of relevant professional experience AND a GPA of at least 3.25 overall or on the last 60 credits
  • B. A Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Edgewood College AND a GPA overall or on the last 60 credits of at least 3.25
  • C. A score in the 40th percentile or better on the GMAT or GRE (with score converted to comparable GMAT)*

*The GMAT or GRE requirement may be waived if the applicant meets the following criteria:

  • A or B above, or
  • Current, active military or former military personnel, or veteran, honorably discharged. Veterans are considered those who have served at least 180 days of active duty (not including training) or who have been injured and determined to have a disability before 180 days. (Does not include those who served the length of their term in the National Guard or Reserves without being activated at any time.)

7. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) - for review and study assistance, visit: or Students must call 1-800-717-4628 (GMAT) or go online at to register for the test. Enter the name of the school and city.

Madison Testing Center
Pearson Professional Center
8517 Excelsior Drive
Madison, WI 53717

GMAT Fee Waiver - Applicants with financial need may qualify for a GMAT fee waiver. To be considered for a fee waiver, please complete the following by December 15, 2016:

  1. Complete a FAFSA at
  2. Submit a statement of need to Please include the following information:
    a. A description of your current financial situation, including any details about job or income changes, or other extenuating circumstances
    b. A statement indicating the amount of any tuition reimbursement from your employer

For more information, please contact Edgewood Central at (608) 663-4300.

8.  International Students may have additional admission requirements. Learn more

Upon regular admission, an applicant may submit up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from other United States regionally accredited (or equivalent) post-secondary institutions for consideration of transfer to Edgewood College for application to a degree program. Approval of the respective department is required. To be considered for application to a degree program, a course must have been taken within the past five years, must have a “B” or better grade for courses receiving a letter grade of “A” through “F” (if the grade is “P” the equivalency is determined by the appropriate school or department), must be relevant to the degree program to which it is being applied, and must not have been applied toward another degree. Grades from transfer courses are not computed in the Edgewood College GPA. The transfer of credits for the Studies in Change or Ethics interdisciplinary components requires approval of the Graduate Council IC Subcommittee.