Application Requirements

The majority of Bradley’s MBA students are working professionals with an undergraduate degree and an average of 4 years of professional experience. Students bring their knowledge from varied educational disciplines and diverse business backgrounds.

For the most up-to-date admissions information, please refer to the Graduate School catalog.

To be considered for the MBA program, candidates must submit the following materials with their completed application:

  • Essay response
  • Non-refundable application fee of $40 ($50 for international applicants)
  • Official transcript(s) from degree-granting institutions
  • Two current letters of recommendation
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) exam results
  • Current resume
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results (if your native language is not English)

Preparing for the GMAT

The GMAT is a standardized test designed to measure aptitude for graduate study in management. Applicants must arrange to take the test in sufficient time to permit processing of the application with the test results. For reporting the test results, the Bradley University GMAT institutional code is 1070.

The GMAT exam may be waived if the applicant has earned a terminal degree in his/her profession (i.e. JD or PhD); if the candidate has a master's degree in an analytically rigorous discipline (i.e. mathematics, engineering, etc.) and a master's GPA of at least 3.4 or better; or if the candidate has 5+ years of relevant work experience with at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of prior coursework. The decision to waive the GMAT rests with the Associate Dean. To request a waiver, the applicant must begin an application and submit a GMAT Waiver Request Form through the Test Scores page of the application. The results of the waiver request will be communicated via the email address provided on the application. If approved, the form will be attached to the application materials in lieu of test scores and the; if denied, the applicant will be required to provide GMAT results with the application.

For more information on the GMAT structure, preparation, and more, visit

Curious to see what the GMAT is like without a huge time commitment? Take the GMAT Mini-Quiz, which includes a few sample questions from each section of the test.

For a more realistic practice experience, the makers of the GMAT have made two full-length practice tests available on their website for free.

Questions about admissions or the GMAT exam may be directed to