Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business

By | January 14, 2023

Noted as one of the leading business schools in the state, Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business. According to AbbreviationFinder, Western Kentucky University is abbreviated as WKU.

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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2022)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 15
Application deadline (international students) April 1
Application fee $40

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 47.4%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.32
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 13
Average GMAT score (full-time) 477
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 410-550
Entrants providing GMAT scores 14
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 100.0%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.27
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.53-3.92
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 7
Average GMAT score 420
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 200-520
Entrants providing GMAT scores 7
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Applicants (executive degree) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions Yes
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores 5%
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT Yes

GRE Scores (Part-time)

New entrants providing GRE scores (old test) N/A
New entrants providing GRE scores (new test) 1
Average GRE score (old test) N/A
Average GRE score (new test) N/A
Average GRE analytical writing score N/A
Median GRE score (old test) N/A
Median GRE score (new test) N/A
Median GRE analytical writing score N/A
GRE score range (10th – 90th percentile) (old test) N/A
GRE score range (10th – 90th percentile) (new test) N/A
GRE analytical writing score range (10th – 90th percentile) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Majors N/A

TOEFL

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students N/A
Median TOEFL of entering students N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program
Minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale), minimum overall 500 GMAT, and a 3.5 written GMAT score.

GAP Admissions Exception: Applicants not meeting standards may be considered on (case-by-case) if s/he has a GAP score of 1100 or more (GMAT total score plus overall undergraduate GPA multiplied x 200).

For admissions details visit: www.wku.edu/mba

Executive program
5 years minimum of professional or mid to upper level management experience. GMAT required but waived for any professional or academic doctorate from an accredited university or college. For full admissions criteria, please visit: www.wku.edu/mba
Part-time program
Minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale), minimum overall 500 GMAT, and a 3.5 written GMAT score.

GAP Admissions Exception: Applicants not meeting standards may be considered on (case-by-case) if s/he has a GAP score of 1100 or more (GMAT total score plus overall undergraduate GPA multiplied x 200).

For admissions details visit: www.wku.edu/mba

Part-time distance learning program
Minimum undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale), minimum overall 500 GMAT, and a 3.5 written GMAT score.

GAP Admissions Exception: Applicants not meeting standards may be considered on (case-by-case) if s/he has a GAP score of 1100 or more (GMAT total score plus overall undergraduate GPA multiplied x 200).

For admissions details visit: www.wku.edu/mba

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Dr. Carl Fox
Full-time program phone (270) 745-2446
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​wku.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone (270) 745-5458
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​wku.​edu/​mba
Part-time program phone (270) 745-5458
Part-time program email [email protected]
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​wku.​edu/​mba
Part-time distance learning program phone (270) 745-5458
Part-time distance learning program email [email protected]
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​wku.​edu/​mba

* Business School Admissions details based on 2022 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2022

Full-time graduates N/A
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment N/A
Full-time graduates employed at graduation N/A
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation N/A

Base Salary: Overall

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Average base salary N/A
High base salary N/A

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
Average base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
High base salary: U.S citizens N/A

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus N/A
Low signing bonus N/A
Average signing bonus N/A
High signing bonus N/A

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation N/A
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High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
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High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs N/A
Number reporting operations/production jobs N/A
Number reporting general management jobs N/A
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs N/A
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs N/A
Number reporting human resources jobs N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs N/A
Number reporting manufacturing jobs N/A
Number reporting non-profit jobs N/A

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2022 data