As part of a highly competitive selection process, we carefully consider each applicant's demonstrated and potential abilities as a student, manager, and leader.

While there is not a work experience requirement, the admissions committee strongly recommends that applicants to the Full-Time program have a minimum of two years of full-time work experience. On average, our incoming students have approximately four years of work experience and have demonstrated progression in their careers through promotions or by taking on increasing levels of responsibility.

View the detailed Admission Requirements.

Student Perspectives

November 23, 2014

So you think you've cracked it, don’t you? Got into a premier US B-school, so the hard part is surely over? Well, not exactly! In fact one of the first things they teach you here is that it’s going to get a lot tougher, so buckle up for a ride. It’s been barely a month since I landed in the US and it really does not feel out of place. While that is partly due to the fact that you hardly get any time to be home-sick, mostly it is due to the amazing people you have around you. The staff, professors, alums and fellow students all chip-in to make you feel right at home. If you want that ‘personal touch’ from your program, you have come to the right place.

Explore the MBA Program

Fit is important. We have several ways for you to explore the Carlson Full-Time MBA program further:

  • Visit Class: Sit in on a class session, meet current students, and experience what our Full-Time MBA program is really like.
  • Talk with a Student or Alumnus: They know better than anyone what it is really like to do the program and will give you an honest account of the highlights and challenges of being a Full-Time MBA student.
  • Meet with Us: Our staff are eager to talk with you one on one, whether it be over the phone or in person to help you get the information that you need to make this important decision.