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B Start for Incoming Freshmen

B Start is an innovative five-year program that guarantees admission to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program in the Wayne State University School of Business.

This program allows participants to complete a bachelor's degree in business and an M.B.A. in just five years. It also waives the GMAT requirement for M.B.A. admission.

B Start trains future leaders in business by emphasizing mentoring and research opportunities with business school faculty.


Requirements for application

  • Minimum of a 3.75 or higher high school grade-point average
  • Resume
  • Submission of a one-page typed essay describing why you are interested in B Start and why you should be accepted
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation:
    • one from a high school teacher, counselor or administrator familiar with your extracurricular activities, team and/or leadership skills
    • one from a member of the community (may not be a family member or from your high school) who can address your business experience, community service and/or employment


B Start Scholarship

A scholarship is also awarded upon acceptance into the B Start Program. Funds are divided equally between the fall and winter semesters with defined expectations for continuation.


To apply to B Start for the fall semester, please submit all application materials by MARCH 15 via mail, email or fax to:

Jessica Pfeiffer 
Academic Advisor 
Wayne State University
School of Business
Office of Undergraduate Student Services 
5201 Cass Avenue 
Prentis Building, Room 200 
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-577-4510 

Fax: 313-577-5299 
Email: jessrp@wayne.edu

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