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​PMBA FAQs

ADMISSIONS

Q. What is Olin's accreditation?
A. WashU Olin Business School is accredited by the three most recognized business school accreditation organizations—AACSB, AMA and EQUIS. Just over 100 of the nearly 13,000 business schools in the world earned the "Triple Crown" honor—that’s fewer than 1% of all business schools.

Q. Is it possible to start the PMBA program in the summer semester (May) or only in the fall / spring?
A. PMBA students start their program in the fall semester (late August/early September) or the spring semester (March). We do not have a summer entry.

Q. Do you require specific undergraduate classes?
A. No specific undergraduate courses are required for PMBA; we welcome applicants from all backgrounds with the equivalent of a four-year undergraduate degree.

Q. I am currently a master's student at another university. I would like to take some MBA classes at Washington University.
A. Classes can be taken on a space-available basis as long as you meet all of the prerequisites and are currently enrolled in another AACSB-accredited MBA program.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE / RESOURCES

Q. Do you offer classes online?
A. Our part-time MBA is an in-person, on campus program. That said, we offer students flexibility to continue their studies while dealing with work/life events. PMBA students can request to take all of their courses remotely during a semester due to relocation, health reasons or other issues that prevent attending class in person.
Q. What if I can't attend class?
A. We understand students in the PMBA program are working professionals and may need to miss class on occasion. You're allowed to miss up to three classes per semester (one per mini course) due to work travel, family matters or other matters. You'll work with you professors to access a livestream link or session recording.
Q. What times are classes held?
A. Evening classes are held Monday through Thursday in the evenings, from 6:15 to 9:15. Most students are in class two evenings per week. We also offer additional elective weekend classes and mini terms after your first year on an elective basis.

Q. I am very interested in Washington University's entrepreneurship programs and was wondering if it's possible to participate in the SEP and Olin Cup competition?
A. PMBA students are allowed to participate in the Skandalaris Entrepreneurship Program and the Olin Cup competition.

Q. Do you offer joint degree programs with your other professional degrees (for example, MBA/MIM)?
A. If you are interested in a dual degree, please email OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu.