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Application Guidelines


  • GMAT: 600 or better
  • GRE: 154 or better, based on the 130-170 GRE score scale
  • GPA: 3.0 or better

If you have questions about your test scores or GPA, please contact Rebecca McGill, Associate Director of MBA Recruiting, at or 703-538-8497.


To complete and submit your application, the following application materials are required:

  • Completed online application form
  • A copy of the official results of your GMAT or GRE or GMAT/GRE Waiver Form (please note that waivers are not guaranteed)
  • A scanned copy of official transcripts from all universities or colleges, where degree was conferred (NOTE: Virginia Tech students do not need to submit official transcripts)
  • A copy of your resume
  • One letter of reference required (a second letter is optional)
  • Required essay
    • Option One: The global pandemic in 2020-2021 was a collective, shared experience that saw people displaying great acts of kindness and courage yet also brought with it a large division in the United States. What examples of leadership would you cite during that time as being positive contributors to people’s lives and how might you incorporate those traits into your professional life to exemplify the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim, That I May Serve? (300 words)
    • Option Two: InclusiveVT is a commitment to a more just and inclusive world, starting at Virginia Tech. What have you learned or experienced about inclusion and diversity over the last year? Describe an effort or action you have taken as a leader to help create a welcoming and affirming place at work or within your community.  (300 words)
  • 2-minute video
    •  Please submit a two-minute video in which you tell us something about yourself or your experiences that we would not learn from reviewing your other application materials. A video produced via mobile phone is sufficient.
  • Optional statement
    • Please feel free to submit a statement that includes any additional information you believe would be helpful to the committee regarding your academic or professional history. This may include an explanation of academic issues, employment gaps, or to highlight academic, personal, or professional accomplishments that will strengthen your application.
  • Academic and professional goals statement (as required for all Virginia Tech graduate students)
    • Applicants are asked to provide a 1 - 2 page, double-spaced personal statement that adresses why you are pursuing a graduate degree, why at Virginia Tech, and why now.
  • A non-refundable $75 application fee


Please submit the online application by the dates listed below. All supporting documentation such as official transcripts, test scores and letters of recommendation must be submitted to the MBA program office by the application deadlines.


April 1, 2021
Deadline for international applicants

August 1, 2021
Final deadline to enter Fall 2021


September 1, 2021
Deadline for international applicants

December 1, 2021 
Final deadline to enter Spring 2022

View Virginia Tech's academic calendar to see the date each term begins for current and future academic years.