Part-Time MBA Admissions

The MBA Built for Today's Professional

Our Part-Time MBA students are energetic, successful business professionals. They are motivated to take on the challenges and rewards of balancing work, school and family, so they can accelerate their career momentum. They find our part-time, in-person, evening program offers an ideal opportunity to continue their education.

The William & Mary Part-Time MBA Program seeks applicants from a wide range of academic fields and professional disciplines who exhibit strong leadership skills and have clear professional goals, with at least two years of professional experience by the time classes begin.

The ideal Part-Time MBA student thrives in an intellectually stimulating environment in which students are not only taught business but are taught to think about business in an entirely new way. The journey is about expansion, growth and transformation.

If this describes you, we would be delighted to speak with you and discuss attending a class visit. The Part-Time MBA team welcomes inquiries from prospective students at all stages of the admissions and application process. Please feel free to contact us at any time. We are here to help make your application process a smooth one.

Typical Part-Time MBA Class Profile

  • 30

    Average Age

  • 8 years

    Average Work Experience

  • 3.2

    Average Undergraduate GPA

  • 45 %

    Female Students

  • 8 %


PTMBA Application Deadlines and Requirements

Application Deadlines

The Part-Time MBA program reviews applications on a rolling basis. We encourage early applications to ensure available seats in the desired start term.

There is no GMAT or GRE test requirement to apply to the Part-Time MBA program.

Round 1
round one deadlines
Semester Application Deadline
Fall Applicants May 1
Spring Applicants September 1

Round 1 applicants receive a $100 application fee waiver.

Round 2
round two deadlines
Semester Application Deadline
Fall Applicants July 1
Spring Applicants November 1

Round 2 applicants receive a $100 application fee waiver.

Round 3
round three deadlines
Semester Application Deadline
Fall Applicants August 1
Spring Applicants January 1

For more information, contact Amanda Barth at 757-221-2944 or [[m|amanda.barth]].

Application Requirements

The Part-Time MBA program accepts applications in both Spring and Fall. We encourage you to apply by Round 1 to ensure the best chance of a seat being available in the class.

GMAT or GRE, FastStart

All students admitted to graduate programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business must have a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.

Why we don't require GMAT or GRE to apply

Data indicates that these test scores are not necessarily the best predictor of success for professionals like you, who have multi-dimensional applications that include information about academic performance and impressive professional experience. If you have already taken the GMAT or GRE, we are always happy to accept your test scores, and our admissions committee can consider that information as part of their decision, but scores are not required.

Need more time? Consider our MBA FastStart Non-Degree Option

MBA FastStart is an option for students who are not quite ready to apply for full admission into the Part-Time MBA program. We offer several of our Part-Time MBA courses on a non-degree seeking basis in spring, summer and fall. It truly is a fast start: No recommendations, no essays, no interview, and a short, simple application.

MBA FastStart students may take up to nine credit hours without gaining full admission into the program as long as there is capacity in the course. If MBA FastStart students become degree-seeking students, all non-degree classes transfer automatically to their degree.

Tuition for non-degree seeking students is the same as fully admitted Part-Time MBA students. Please review the tuition details. Non-degree graduate-level courses are not eligible for federal financial aid, but some private loans are available through traditional lending institutions, like banks. Just make sure the lender does not require degree-seeking status.

Learn More About Our MBA FastStart Non-Degree Option

Alex Truong

Alex Truong ' 22

"The best experiences I had in the PTMBA program involved working with my colleagues on projects and deliverables. Some really great conversations bubbled out when we had to put our heads together to solve a problem or recall information that the professors discussed in class. Not only did it cement and expedite the learning process, it made it so much more exciting."

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