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 14, 2014

Bananas? Ninja Turtles? Human Jelly Bellys? If you have celebrated the one day of the year where you get to dress up in a costume, then you know the joys of Halloween. Or maybe that day for you is St. Patrick’s Day, in which case you relish the chance to show off your kilt – which we’ll leave you to it and just focus on Halloween for now. If you have participated in Halloween, then you can recall running around through your neighborhood as a kid, going door to door and filling up on candy and goodies. Once high school hit, trick or treating and wearing costumes were definitely not the things to do, and anyone who did was obviously an adolescent. What better time to brush off those costume wearing skills then when in a full time MBA program?

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.