PTMBA Application Deadlines and Requirements
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 one deadlines
Round 1 applicants are eligible to apply for the MBA 1693 Scholarship and receive a $100 application fee waiver.
round one deadlines
Round 2 applicants receive a $100 application fee waiver.
For more information contact Amy Pelausa at 757-221-2912 or [[m|amy.pelausa]].
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.
part-time mba application requirements
Access the Online Application Form
Candidates access the application portal and create an account with a user name and password. Applicants may re-enter the application as many times as needed to complete it.
A non-refundable $100 application fee is required of each applicant. A waiver of the application fee is offered to active-duty military, veterans, those who have served in such organizations as the U.S. Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, Tribe Scholars, and applicants meeting certain application round deadlines. Please request the application fee waiver within the application before submitting the application. Do not submit credit card information if you are requesting a waiver, as those charges cannot be reversed.
We require a scanned copy of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. Transcripts for transfer credit or study abroad programs are not required if the course and grade are included on the transcript of the degree-granting institution. Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for an admissions decision. Once admitted, students must provide an official transcript for every college or university attended.
Send official transcripts to:
Electronic (preferred and faster:
Hard copy (if that is all that is available):
William & Mary
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Attn: Toni Sturdivant
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Hand deliver to a William & Mary Part-Time MBA program staff member in a sealed envelope with the signature of the Registrar across the seal. Do not open official transcripts or they will automatically become unofficial.
If your undergraduate transcript is international, please contact our office for further requirements.
Request Two Professional Recommendations
Your two recommenders should be people who know you professionally, and typically people to whom you report or have reported. They should be able to provide specific and relevant information about your abilities, performance, and motivation to pursue an MBA degree.
We want your recommenders to fill out our form, rather than composing a letter of recommendation. Enter each recommender name, email address, and other requested information in the recommender section of the application. Once this information is entered, your recommenders will receive an automated email with a link to our recommendation form. They complete the form and submit it directly to us.
You do not have to wait for your recommendations to be submitted before you submit your application, as long as your recommender information is entered. Recommendations may be received before or after you submit your application
Upload Professional Resume
Part-Time MBA program applicants are required to have at least two years of professional experience by the time they begin classes. This experience gives students a framework within which to understand what is being discussed, as well as the ability to contribute to classroom learning from their own perspective.
Upload an Organizational Unit Document
This document does not need to be long. Our Admissions Committee would like to understand where your contributions fit into the organization as a whole. An organizational chart or paragraph is sufficient.
Write and Upload Two Essays
Essays give our Admissions Committee greater insight to you as a person and allow you to share your aspirations, strengths, leadership, challenges overcome, and your unique perspective. Each essay should be about 800 words.
- Explain what has led you to want to pursue a graduate degree, why specifically an MBA and why now? Please address your post-MBA professional goals as part of your response.
- Describe a professional situation where you demonstrated one of the following leadership competencies: Focusing on results, solving problems, building relationships, communicating with impact, demonstrating integrity, or being flexible.
Interview with the Admissions Team
An interview is the last step in the admission process, once the application is complete. Interviews are offered by invitation only to candidates whose applications have passed through an initial evaluation. Interviews are available in person or via Zoom. Tribe Scholars are not required to complete an interview. Once the interview is complete, the Part-Time MBA Admissions Committee will make an admission decision, typically within two to three weeks. We will post the admission decision in the application portal and will send an email to each applicant notifying them that their decision is ready for viewing.
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 a 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 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