MBA Course Petition Form

Graduate students from other University of Minnesota programs may use this petition process to request enrollment in Carlson MBA courses on a space-available basis.

The Carlson School of Management MBA Program allows non-MBA graduate students to petition to take a maximum of three MBA courses. Requests to be enrolled in additional courses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

To register, please complete and submit the Non-MBA Graduate Student Petition Form. Registration requests are only accepted via the online petition form.

Petition Deadlines for Spring 2016, Summer 2016 & Fall 2016
Term Petition Deadline
Spring 2016 (B-term courses) March 11, 2016
Summer 2016 (May term) May 16, 2016
Summer 2016 (Regular Session) June 6, 2016
Fall 2016 (A-term and full-semester courses) August 31, 2016

Registration Timelines

Registration for non-MBA graduate students who submit the online petition form and are approved to take Carlson MBA courses will begin as outlined below.

Summer  2016:

  • May 2nd, 2016 - Registration for elective & MBA courses begins (ex. MGMT 6004 and MBA 6120)

Fall 2016:

  • May 9th, 2016 - Registration for elective courses begins (ex. MGMT 6004 or ENTR 6020)
  • August 31, 2016 - Registration for MBA core courses begins (ex. MBA 6030 or MBA 6120)

Important Petition Information

  • Students will be notified via University of Minnesota email of the status of their petition within 3-5 business days of submission.
  • All approvals are issued through the MBA Student Affairs team; do not seek a permission number from faculty members.
  • There is no guarantee you will get into any classes.
  • Undergraduate and non-degree seeking students are not permitted to take MBA courses.
  • Not all day/Full-Time MBA courses are open to non-MBA students.
  • All classes must be taken for a letter grade (A/F); courses cannot be taken for pass/fail (S/N) or audit credits.
  • If the course you are requesting has a prerequisite you have not met, we may refer you to the instructor for permission to enroll.
  • If the class you are petitioning is closed (full), you will be added to the course waitlist.
  • HRIR, MBT, MAcc, Dental Hygiene, MHA, and MSBA (Full & Part-Time) students should petition through their respective department for admission into an MBA course. Students in these graduate programs should not use the petition form.