As part of a highly competitive selection process, we carefully consider each applicant's demonstrated and potential abilities as a student, manager, and leader. All applicants must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience before starting the program.

Selection Criteria

  • Past academic performance
  • GMAT or GRE General Test Scores
  • Current resume
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Personal statement
  • Professional references

View the detailed Admission Requirements

Student Perspectives

Like most students in the Part-Time MBA program, I have other commitments outside of class. While I wish I could focus all of my efforts every day on furthering my education, it’s not possible. At the end of the day (or the beginning, depending on how you look at it) I have a family. I am a husband to my wonderful, supportive wife; and I am a father to my 18 month old daughter. Since starting my MBA, I have had to learn how to balance my time to ensure that my family, my career, and my education all get the attention that they both need and deserve.

Explore the MBA Program

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

  • Visit Class: Sit in on a class session, meet current students, and experience what our Part-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 Part-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.