Frequently Asked Questions


Is Woodbury University’s School of Business accredited?
Yes. Woodbury University is accredited by the WASC, The Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The School of Business is also accredited by the ACBSP (Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs).


Are there specific timeframes for applying?
We accept new students in every semester, as well as in the summer term, but require sufficient time to ensure that the application packets are complete before we determine on acceptance qualifications.

How will my application be evaluated?
Applications are initially collected and prepared by the Admissions department, after which they are reviewed by the Registrar’s Office. In case of MBA applications, there is a a Graduate Admission Committee that reviews students’ eligibility for admission and for possible need for preparatory courses.

Can I add new information once I have submitted my application?
If the information to be added pertains to completion of the application packet, it may be submitted to the admissions department. If the information results from a decision of the admissions board, the additional information has to be addressed to this board.

Does the reputation or accreditation of my previous educational institution affect my chances of being accepted to the School of Business Programs?
Woodbury University strives to accommodate a broad diversity of student groups, so your previous institution will solely be evaluated on basis of its legitimate status and accreditation. Oftentimes the accreditation of your prior school will influence the preparatory requirements for MBA students.

I am an MBA applicant: How high should my GMAT score be?
The GMAT score is used in tandem with the undergraduate GPA to determine a prospective candidate’s admissibility into the MBA program by using a point index system.  To calculate the index, the applicant’s undergraduate GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) is multiplied by a factor of 200. This number is added to the applicant’s GMAT score producing a total index score, as follows:

(GPAx200) + GMAT Score = 1000
All applicants who meet the minimum score of 1,000 are admitted.

Do international MBA applicants also need to take the GMAT test?
Yes, the GMAT is a requirement for all MBA applicants.

When is the latest I can take the GMAT?
Your official GMAT scores will have to be in prior to your application evaluation. We cannot evaluate your application without your GMAT score.

How do I check the status of my application?
Once your application is complete, we will send you a notification with a timeframe in which you will be hearing back from us. If you need to obtain intermediate information, you can always email your admissions counselor.

Do you accept transfer credits?
Yes, but there are limitations. The BBA program requires at least 45 units to be taken at Woodbury University in order to be granted a degree from the institution. The MBA program accepts up to six credits from another accredited MBA program.

How many credits are required to earn my degree?
BBA students will have to complete a total of 126 units of undergraduate material, consisting of required General Education courses and courses related to their specific track (Management, Accounting, Marketing, or Fashion Marketing).

MBA students must complete a total of 12 courses, consisting of 10 core courses and 2 electives.  Students with non-business undergraduate degrees or business degrees from non-accredited institutions will have to take up to six preparatory (PMBA) courses.

Does your school offer financial aid?
Yes, our financial aid counselors will be happy to provide you all information about eligibility and procedures for financial aid. The financial aid department can be reached at (818) 767 0888 ext. 273

Living on Campus

Do you have dormitories?
Yes, we have dormitories available for students who live far from our campus. Dorms are usually occupied by undergraduate students.

Does your campus have a meal facility?
Yes. Our cafeteria is called “Woody’s”, and provides daily meals for the entire campus community.

Studying at Woodbury

How long will it take to complete my degree?
It depends on your prior education and the time you will invest in your current education. BBA freshmen students can graduate as early as four years, but most students need five to six years to finish their degrees due to unforeseen circumstances related to work, family, and other. MBA students can finish as quickly as one year, if no preparatory courses need to be taken. Most students finish the program in two years.

What is the usual class size?
Our classes run anywhere from 10 to 25 students.

What qualifications do your faculty members have in business?
Woodbury University’s School of Business guarantees a splendid blend of faculty members who hold excellent academic credentials. Our participating faculty members hold doctorates from a broad array of prestigious universities. Our supporting faculty members are highly experienced and much respected business executives with outstanding careers and solid academic foundations. All our faculty members, participating and supporting, pride themselves in maintaining an expedient combination of scholarship and business performance to optimally prepare our students for future business leadership positions.

Do you offer Career services to business students?
Yes, we have a full-time career counselor available on campus to help BBA and MBA students prepare for entering or advancing in the corporate world. Our career counselor can be reached at ext. 260

Does Woodbury University’s School of Business offer online courses?
While we are moving toward increased facilities online, our courses are still mainly offered on campus.

How long does it take to complete each course?
In the BBA program, there are two formats of course delivery. Traditional courses run semester-long (15 weeks). Intensive courses, which are only available for the Management track, are offered in seven-week formats, thus enabling two of these formats per semester.

Our MBA program is delivered in 2 seven week modules per semester. Classes meet 6pm to 10pm Mondays through Fridays and 8am to 12 noon and 1pm to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  Classes are conducted in the manner of interactive workshops in which students have to take a proactive role as partners in learning. 

The intensive 7 week format requires a minimum of 10-15 hours time commitment outside class by way of homework assignments, group projects, and scholarly research papers. 

Students enrolled in seven week courses may not miss any classes, and will have to be prepared to attend classes on holidays if their course date happens to fall on such a day.

What is so unique about Woodbury’s School of Business?
Small classes, practical, entrepreneurial orientation, intimate learning environment, streamline curriculum