As part of a highly competitive selection process, the Carlson School carefully considers each applicant's demonstrated and potential abilities as a student, manager and leader.

1. Application

The Carlson Full-Time MBA program offers a streamlined online application. The following materials are required to apply:

    • Personal statement essay
    • GMAT or GRE score
    • Transcripts
    • 3 professional references
    • Current resume

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2. Interview

An interview for the Full-Time MBA program is required for admission. Interviews are by invitation only, offered on weekdays in person or via Skype. ​

3. Decisions

All applicants will receive an admissions decision via email. Admitted students will receive an admission packet in the mail. 

Personal Statement Essay

Your personal statement should address:

  • Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why are you choosing to pursue an MBA at this time in your career and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
  • Why are you interested in pursuing an MBA at the Carlson School of Management?
  • What do you feel makes you a strong candidate for the program? How will you contribute to the MBA Program overall?

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