TMMBA Application Process
The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program uses an online application process. Below you will find the application deadlines, an application checklist, application requirements and next steps. Be sure to review this page for a complete overview of the application process. To begin your application, create a profile in the online application and follow the instructions. You may save your online application and return as often as you’d like until you submit your completed application.
TMMBA Application Deadlines
Applications to the TMMBA Program are accepted throughout the year. Fully qualified applicants are admitted year-round on a rolling admission basis.
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Reduce the $1,500 non-refundable acceptance deposit by 50%
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Start participating in career services, speaker events and TMMBA activities
NOTE: Applicants requesting a student visa must apply by June 1.
Submit your application by Sept 1 for classes starting in January.
Click on each heading below to learn more about the required components of the application for the TMMBA Program. Or download the Application Overview PDF.
- Online Applicant Profile (create your profile here)
- Essay Questions
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Official GMAT score report
- 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: Applicants requesting a student visa are subject to additional requirements.
* If offered admission, official transcripts must be sent to the UW Graduate School
Online Applicant Profile
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 2014 as your start date. As part of the TMMBA program, all students are required to attend TMMBA Immersion Week in Dec 2014 at the end of the fall quarter. (includes full-day classes; dates TBA)
Three essays are required and must be uploaded to your online application. Each question should be answered in 500 words or less:
- Why have you decided to apply to the TMMBA Program? What are your career goals in the next 5 to 10 years and how will an MBA help you reach these goals?
- In essay format, evaluate and describe your career using the four factors of the SWOT analysis framework.
- Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity or potential? Describe the situation and the impact you had on a person, group or organization.
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
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required, including one recommendation from your current supervisor. Recommenders should be professional contacts and not academic or personal referrals.
Designate your recommenders in your online application. Recommenders will receive an email and they will have the option of submitting the recommendation electronically or via mail. Recommenders will be notified of the final deadline (Sept 1) by default so be sure to inform your recommenders of your desired due date.
Official GMAT Score Report
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is offered year-round and can be taken multiple times. It is recommended that you take the GMAT as early as possible to allow time to retest if necessary. The GMAT must be completed by the application deadline at the latest. If you have taken the test more than once, the admissions committee will use your highest total score to evaluate your application. For more information on the test, visit the GMAT website or call 800-GMAT-NOW (800-462-8669).
Request that your official scores are sent to the University of Washington, TMMBA Program with program code 459-75-75. Be sure to include your score breakdown in the Self-Reported Test Scores section in the online application.
GMAT scores are valid for 10 years from the test date. For tests within 5 years, request official scores online. For tests between 5 and 10 years, score can be requested by contacting GMAC; these scores are archived and requests may require additional processing time and an extra fee.
You are welcome to submit your online application prior to taking your GMAT; in this case, include your test date in the online application. After completing the GMAT, send a copy of your unofficial score report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who have already earned an advanced degree may qualify for a GMAT waiver. Please contact email@example.com more information.
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
$85 non-refundable application fee
A non-refundable application fee of $85 is required to submit your online application.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
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.
Interview (by invitation only)
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. Additionally, a letter indicating your admission decision will be mailed to your local address.
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.
Students admitted to the TMMBA Program should plan on attending the following events. While these dates are tentative and subject to change, we want you to be aware of these events as early as possible:
TMMBA Class 15 Welcome Reception: November 13, 2014
TMMBA Program Immersion Week: Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2014 (full day classes)