MBA - International


International Students

The Baldwin Wallace University campus is located in Berea, Ohio, a suburban area 22 kilometers southwest of the Cleveland business center.  The environment at BW is comfortable, inviting, and convenient.  Our campus consists of 52 buildings of 60-plus tree-shaded acres. Because BW's buildings are relatively close together, it's easy to walk from one place to another-usually in 10 minutes or less.

Campus activities

Many cultural and recreational activities are held on our campus.  The College sponsors lectures by speakers from throughout the United States who come to address a variety of topics.  You can also attend concerts, theater productions, movies and athletic events.  For most events, admission is free.

Housing information

On-campus housing for graduate students is available.  Students may also obtain housing in the local community.  A variety of affordable living options can be found nearby.  Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Berea typically starts at $500 per month, while rent for a two-bedroom apartment begins at about $550 per month.  Regardless of where you live, you are a valued member of the BW community.


International Student Admission Requirements

International students should submit the following items at least six months prior to the beginning of the semester in which you want to enroll:

  • A Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution and submission of official English translated transcripts of previous academic work

  • A completed application either in hard copy or on line.

  • Two letters of recommendation from managers or other persons qualified to assess the applicant's professional or managerial accomplishments and ability to succeed in a challenging program of graduate study in business.

  • A current resume focused on career and professional development and accomplishments to leadership experiences in both work and community activities.

  • A financial support statement

  • A TOEFL score of 523 (paper-based), 193 (computer-based), 69-70 (internet-based) or an acceptable GMAT score

USCIS Regulations

It shall be the responsibility of each international student to ensure that their course schedules and program requirements are in total compliance with all USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) regulations. Each international student must maintain full time status unless given prior authorization by a DSO (Designated School Official). A DSO is different from your faculty academic advisor. Any international student that desires to participate in Optional Practical Training must submit their OPT application before the completion date of their course of study. All international students are strongly encouraged to submit their applications for OPT as early as possible during their final semester. Please direct your questions to the IMBA Program Coordinator (                       

Professional Experience

The IMBA program at Baldwin Wallace University requires demonstrated professional experience of each of its graduates. Satisfaction of this requirement may be documented in the following ways:

  • Prior experience as documented by a letter, resume or interview;
    approved graduate assistantship;
  • internship



Baldwin Wallace University emphasizes practical experience in its graduate business programs by providing the opportunity for all qualifying full-time students to participate in a Graduate Assistantship Program. The Assistantship Program is intended to contribute to the professional development of students in the International MBA Program.

To be eligible for an assistantship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment status;
  • clear evidence of academic achievement;
  • two recommendation letters stating performance and promise;
  • GMAT score of at least 550 or a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based)

Graduate Assistantships will be supervised by BW faculty or staff members and will include the following:

  • An award of a tuition credit of US $1250 per semester;
  • eligibility for four semesters;
  • continued eligibility requires continuing good academic standing and satisfactory performance;
  • graduate assistants will work approximately six-to-ten hours per week.

Estimated Costs for International Students
International Student Services

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