Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in the Master of Business Taxation (MBT) program. All materials are submitted electronically through the online application system. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants through the online application system.

You can apply for admission to the MBT program for the fall, spring, or summer term.


Deadlines for all materials are:

  • Fall semester: June 15
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Summer term: March 15

Application Checklist

Application Checklist

Your application process is complete when you have submitted the following items:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts
  • GMAT or LSAT scores
  • International applicants: TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB scores
  • Application fee
  • Recommendations are not required

Online Application

Online Application

Submit a completed Graduate School online application. The MBT program requires students to submit essays for statements #1 and #2 (not to exceed one page per essay). Additional Application Information can be found on the Graduate School website.

Applicants may submit CPA credentials through the Program Supplmentary Information tab in the online application.

Application Fee

Application Fee

Submit electronically via the online application. More information about the application fee is found on the Graduate School's website.

International Transcripts and Credentials

International Transcripts and Credentials

You must list on your online application each institution of higher learning from which you have earned credit. You must also submit unofficial transcripts or academic records for each of these institutions. This includes partial or incomplete transcripts.

Unofficial Transcripts

Transcripts or academic records must be uploaded directly to the ApplyYourself online application. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English.

Please do not send paper or fax copies of this material to the MBT program office as it will cause delays in your application processing. All transcripts and academic records uploaded to the online application are considered unofficial. You will only be asked to submit official transcripts or academic records if you are admitted.

Visit Uploading your Transcript for detailed instructions.

If you have been previously enrolled at the University of Minnesota (any campus), you can get electronic copies of your transcripts from OneStop student services for detailed instructions.

Official Transcripts

All transcripts and academic records uploaded to the online application are considered unofficial. You will only be asked to submit official transcripts or academic records if you are admitted. These must be submitted before you register and enroll at the University of Minnesota. If you have attended universities that issue official transcripts on request, you must have these materials sent to the Graduate School Admissions Office directly from the institution. An official, certified (signature and seal) English translation should be attached if the transcript is not in English.

The University of Minnesota reserves the right to require the submission of official transcripts or credentials any time during the admission review process.

GMAT or LSAT Scores

GMAT or LSAT Scores


Request that your GMAT results be sent to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Master of Business Taxation program. Results will automatically be made available to the MBT program 10-15 days from your request. We cannot accept your copy of the GMAT score.

For details on how to make an appointment to take the GMAT or to request submission of your GMAT scores to the MBT office, visit the GMAT. The University of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education (CCE) offers GMAT preparation courses through classroom-based instruction or self-directed online instruction. For more information, call 612-624-4000 or visit U of M Grad School Test Prep.

The required submission of a GMAT score will be waived for domestic students in the following cases: 1) applicant has a CPA license (either active or inactive) or 2) applicant has at least two years of relevant U.S. based tax-related work experience within the prior five years, or 3) applicant is a Carlson School accounting graduate within the prior five years. Please note, in order for the waiver to apply, the applicant must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA from an accredited university.

Send LSAT scores to the MBT program office. Prospective students or law schools that previously received the score must supply the LSAT score by sending the original or copy of the Candidates Response Report. The council will not send LSAT scores to graduate schools of business.

English Language Requirements – International Applicants

English Language Requirements – International Applicants

A TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS test is required of most international applicants whose native language is not English. For the university's minimum TOEFL requirements and additional information, see English language requirements.

To learn how to check if your TOEFL scores have been received by our office, click here.

Our TOEFL institutional code is 6874.

Official IELTS scores should be sent to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Ave S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455