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Wright State University College of Business and Administration Full Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time

Program Information

Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 55% accepted out of 356 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.19
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 478
  • Average Years Work Experience: 6
  • Application Fee: $40

Admission Considerations

Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Personal Essay, Recommendations

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Optional: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Admission Information

Students at Wright State University have an average of five years of work experience, but students are accepted with much less. Applicants must submit GMAT scores, a resume, and three references; letters of recommendation are not required. Students who already have completed a master's degree in another discipline do not need to take the GMAT. The ...Students at Wright State University have an average of five years of work experience, but students are accepted with much less. Applicants must submit GMAT scores, a resume, and three references; letters of recommendation are not required. Students who already have completed a master's degree in another discipline do not need to take the GMAT. The admission office ranks students according to an admissions index (College GPA X 200 + GMAT Score) and requires a minimum of 1,100 points for acceptance, though many students score much higher. The average undergraduate GPA for last year's incoming class was 3.15. The average GMAT score was 500. International students must submit a translated transcript where necessary, and if their primary language is not English, they must also take the TOEFL.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 449
Percent International Students 22%
Total Full-Time Faculty 40
Full-Time Faculty 85%

Student Life

“Wright State University attracts students that are truly interested in their education.” Students are “extremely hard-working and motivated, dedicated, and passionate about improving their breadth of knowledge and applying this to make a difference.” The student body is a “mix of those just out of college undergraduate studies, students with a few years of experience, and students who have been in the workplace for a long time,” and “many are pursuing a second or third master’s degree.” The student body at Wright State is also “very diverse.” One student says, “You can meet hardworking students of all colors, nation­alities, genders, ages, etc., in your classes.” You’re guaranteed to hear “different perspectives on issues,” and students report that being exposed to “different viewpoints and life experi­ences enhances their learning experience.” Since the majority of students work full time and have demanding home lives, many of them don’t have the opportunity to socialize with their peers. “I just drive to class after work and go to school and go home,” one student explains. An upside of this is “the majority understand what each other are going through and are willing to help.” Though many do disappear after class, one student says, “The lobby in the business school is always full with students socializing and working on school-related activities and projects.” There are many business-oriented clubs, such as those dedicated to accounting and finance, as well as all kinds of organizations and intramural teams offered by Wright State University, should stu­dents find themselves with some free time.

Career

Many Wright State students are already employed and are receiving tuition assistance from their current employers, so lots of students in the program aren’t hoping to score a new job after graduation. Those who are, however, will benefit from Wright State’s Career Services center, which actively works with local companies to determine their staffing needs. The Center hosts recruiting and networking events, as well as onsite interviews, and it provides personal career counseling. “Professors, administrative staff, and alumni are always willing to help any student in the job hunt” as well. Some students would like to see Wright State put more effort into its career services for business students and increase alumni network­ing opportunities.

The Princeton Review

Students Say

Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business offers a “great education for a low price.” In addition to a traditional full-time MBA, Wright state offers cohort MBA programs that meet in the evenings or on the weekends to accommodate the needs of working stu­dents. The weekend program is held at three different campuses in the Dayton area to max­imize convenience. The majority of students attend part time, and they appreciate that they can get a “great” education without “sacrificing too much of their work life,” and that the school is “very commuter friendly.” Students at other part-time MBA programs often com­plain about their ability to get into classes, but at Wright State, “picking and choosing class­es online is very easy and convenient,” and there are always “many seats available.” The academic program at Wright State provides an in-depth, multi-disciplinary under­standing of business, while emphasizing ethics and sustainability and a global perspective. Some students are required to take foundation courses, though students who took similar classes as undergraduates and did well in them may be exempt. After that, students take eight core courses, such as Analysis of Global Economic Conditions, Leading Teams and Organizations, and Legal and Ethical Decision Making to gain a deeper understanding of business. Students can then choose a concentration in one of seven areas, including Economics, Finance, International Business, and Project Management to further specialize in their fields of interest. Wright University’s study-abroad program is designed for work­ing professionals and part-time students, which is rare. Trips to China and Paris are offered during Spring Break, and students have the opportunity to take classes and meet with inter­national business leaders while learning more about global markets and economic issues. Classes at Wright State “foster innovation and creativity.” “Lectures and discussions revolve around real-world experiences,” and professors create “safe spaces where students and their point of view is respected.” The workload is “challenging,” but “manageable,” which is another bonus for working students. Most professors are “top-notch” and “passionate” and “provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the real world,” though there are some who “make students wish that tenure was eliminated.” Overall, however, dedicated professors are one of the many aspects of life at Wright State that help students “become well-rounded business professionals.” “This school is on the rise,” one student says, “and is poised to be a leader not only in the country, but the world.”

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Wright Copy Mini Printing STAC-student assistant center/creating presentations

  • International Student Support Groups:

    University Center for International Education http://www.wright.edu/ucie/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Rainbow Alliance - Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Student Organization http://www.wright.edu/studentorgs/rainbowalliance/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://www.wright.edu/admin/bolinga/ Bolinga Black Cultural Resources Center Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center http://www.wright.edu/admin/ahna/ Black Student Union http://www.wright.edu/studentorgs/bsu/

  • Research Facilities:

    Wright Copy Mini Printing STAC-student assistant center/creating presentations

  • Study Abroad:

    ESSCA, Anger, France Audenica, Nantes, France University of Santiago, Chile University of Desarrlo, Chile Dalian University, Dalian, China 35 additional countries

  • Women Support Groups:

    www.wright.edu/admin/womensctr/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Wright State University Raj Soin College of Business include:

Thomas Duncan - CFO Premier Health Partners

Richard P. Davis - Founder Flagship Financial Service, (Retired)

Gary McCullough - President & CEO, Career Education, Corp

Bradley Mayer - President Finance & IT, Speedway LLC

William Pohlman - Pohlman & Talmadge, Partner

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $36,006

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Lexis-Nexis, Premier Health Partners, CareSource, Teradata

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Finance / Accounting 60% $55,000
Government 40% $62,000
Other 20% $49,000
Consulting 20% $55,000
Consulting 20% $55,000

School Employment Information

Three Month Employment 30%
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