Attend an application workshop

TMMBA Admissions

Application Deadlines

May 1
Round 1 – apply early for added benefits
Guarantee your section preference (Monday or Wednesday).
August 1 Round 2
Submit your application by Aug 1 for classes starting in January.
NOTE: At this time, the TMMBA Program cannot accept applicants who are requesting F-1 or J-1 student visas

Create an online application profile & start your application.
Apply Now

Requirements and Selection Criteria

Each January, the TMMBA Program enrolls up to 90 students. Our objective is to select students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for business and leadership, and who have a strong commitment to completing program requirements. Applicants are selected not only for their potential to benefit from the program, but also for the experience and knowledge they can contribute to the class. An invitation for an interview is extended to all qualified applicants. All applicants are evaluated using the following criteria:

Professional Experience
Applicants are required to have post-baccalaureate professional work experience (minimum is 3 years and average is 12 years) with a history of increasing responsibility and a strong record of accomplishments.
Demonstrated Leadership Potential Applicants must demonstrate leadership experience and senior management potential. We assess this by looking at his or her work experience, accomplishments in community and extracurricular activities, and evaluating the applicant’s recommendation.
Education Applicants are required to have a 4-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills Due to the cohort, team-oriented nature of the program, it is imperative that an applicant demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively. These skills are evaluated in the required essay, recommendation letter and applicant interview.
General Intellectual Ability We evaluate each applicant’s performance on the Graduate Management Admission (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE), which provide a reasonably valid and reliable measure of their verbal and quantitative abilities. These attributes are related to success in graduate management curricula. We also review undergraduate history, taking note of the difficulty of the curriculum and scholastic quality of the school.
In selecting the entering class, we strive to create an environment representative of the organizations in which the students work. We believe that a diverse student body is reflected in the experience, cultural background, ethnic origin, professions, career goals, living experiences and previous academic study of the students and helps to create such an environment.

Application Process

The TMMBA Program uses an online application process. To begin your application, create a profile in the online application and follow the instructions.

Click on each tab below to learn more about the required components of the application for the TMMBA Program.

Application checklistOnline applicant profileEssayResumeLetter of recommendationAdmissions examTranscripts$85 non-refundable application feeProof of English language proficiencyInterview (by invitation only)Next steps
  • Online Applicant Profile (create your profile here)
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Admissions Exam (GMAT or GRE)
  • Unofficial transcripts* (view requirements for degrees from India)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (view Memo #8 for details)
  • $85 non-refundable application fee
  • Interview (by invitation only)

Note: At this time, the TMMBA Program cannot accept applicants who are requesting F-1 or J-1 student visas.

* If offered admission, official transcripts must be sent to the UW Graduate School

Create a new applicant profile via the UW Graduate School website. Select “Graduate” as your application type and “Business Administration – Foster School of Business – Technology Management MBA” as your graduate program.

To apply for the next available TMMBA cohort, select Fall 2017 as your start date. As part of the TMMBA Program, all students are required to attend TMMBA Immersion Week from November 26 – December 2, 2017.

The essay is required and must be uploaded to your online application.

Essay 1 (required): Describe the impact that technology has had on your professional and/or personal life. In addition, explain how the technology aspect of the TMMBA Program specifically aligns with your career goals and post-MBA aspirations.

Essay 2 (optional): Please include this essay if you have additional information that you believe would be helpful to the admissions committee in considering your application. (500 words maximum)

Your resume must be uploaded to your online application. It should be a complete summary of your professional work history in reverse chronological format. For each position, include:

  • company name and division/group/department
  • position title
  • dates of employment
  • responsibility summary – a brief section describing your primary responsibilities
  • accomplishment bullets – 3-6 bullets for most recent position and 1-3 for former positions

One letter of recommendation is required and should come from your current supervisor.

Designate your recommender in the online application. He/she will receive an email and will have the option of submitting the recommendation electronically or via mail. Recommenders are notified of the Round 2 deadline (Aug 1) by default so be sure to inform your recommender of your desired due date.

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

The GMAT and GRE are offered year-round and can be taken multiple times. It is recommended that you take the exam as early as possible to allow time to re-test if necessary. If you have taken a test more than once, the admissions committee will use your highest total score to evaluate your application.

Request that your official GMAT or GRE scores are sent to the University of Washington – TMMBA Program and include your score breakdown in the Self-Reported Test Scores section in the online application.

GMAT Program Code – TMMBA Program 459-75-75

GRE Institution Code – 4854

For tests older than 5 years, or if you did not originally send your scores to the codes above, you may email a copy of your score report to tmmba@uw.edu. Include your score breakdown in the Self-Reported Test Scores section in the online application.

You are welcome to submit your online application prior to taking your GMAT or GRE, but the test must be completed by the application deadline at the latest. In this case, include your test date in the online application. After completing the exam, upload an official copy to your online application.

Applicants to the TMMBA are required to have a 4-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Transcripts are required for undergraduate and graduate-level degrees earned. For the application review process, you are required to upload a copy of your unofficial transcripts to your online application.

If you are offered admission to TMMBA, you will be required to submit an official copy of your transcripts to the UW Graduate School. Please do not mail official transcripts to the TMMBA office; additional instructions will be provided to admitted students.

Transcripts from international institutions
A certified or attested copy of your academic record and diploma indicating the date and conferral of your degree are required.

If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. A school administrative officer of the institution from which the degree was received must certify official copies of credentials. If the institution will not issue an official translation, you may translate the transcripts and have your translation certified by a UW faculty member who is fluent in the particular language or you may contact your local consulate for translation assistance.

Required content for all transcripts:

  • Full name of applicant (former names are acceptable if indicated on application)
  • Name of degree-granting institution
  • Title(s) of academic degree(s) awarded
  • Dates of enrollment, including date of graduation/degree conferral
  • Names of individual courses
  • Grades, marks, or ratings of individual courses
  • International transcripts must include official English translations
  • Both marks sheets and degree statements are required, if applicable

A non-refundable application fee of $85 is required to submit your online application.

Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. If your native language is NOT English, you are required to demonstrate English language proficiency in one of several ways. Details and accepted exams are explained in Graduate School Memo #8. Applicants should contact the TMMBA office to ensure that test scores will be valid.

Interviews are by invitation only and take place after an initial review of your completed application. Interviews typically last 45 minutes and are held at the Eastside Executive Center in Kirkland.

Notification of Admission Decision
An admission decision will be provided via email approximately one month after the date of completing your application. All communication regarding the status of your application, including admission decisions, will be through electronic mail.

If you are offered admission, you will need to submit a $1,500 non-refundable deposit, signed letter of agreement and photo release form by the deadline indicated in your offer letter. Upon accepting your offer of admission, formal enrollment to the UW Graduate School takes an additional 2-3 weeks. Additional steps include providing official transcripts to the Graduate School for verification and proof of measles (rubeola) immunization. Additional information will be provided to admitted students.

The TMMBA Program staff is here to assist you with the application process. Please contact us at tmmba@uw.edu or call 206-221-6914. We also invite you to attend a TMMBA Application Workshop.

TMMBA Application Blog Posts

Technology Management MBA Admissions Tips: Work Experience
Technology Management MBA Admissions Tips: Work Experience
February 23, 2017
Applicants to the Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program are selected not only for their potential to benefit from the program, but also for the experience and knowledge they can contribute to the class. TMMBA is...