Our application is done entirely online using Apply Yourself, with the exception of official transcripts and test scores. Please list PhD Business Administration as your major field. In the Department/Program form please include your area of concentration; Accounting, Finance, Information & Decision Sciences, Marketing, Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, Supply Chain & Operations, or Work & Organizations.
The application deadline for admission is December 31.
If you are applying for the Marketing Concentration please have your application completed by December 15th.
All applicants must submit an application fee. The fee is set by the Graduate School and cannot be waived or deferred. The current fee is $95 for international applicants and $75 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The fee is paid online when you submit your application.
To begin filling out your online application click here.
At the end of your application process, please ensure you have completed all of the following:
We require a bachelor's degree or its foreign equivalent from a recognized college or university. Many areas prefer a master's degree. Submit unofficial transcripts from each college or university attended (If requested, international applicants may need to send additional transcript information.) Transcripts must be uploaded via the Apply Yourself web site and may be unofficial, however upon admission to the school we require official transcripts to be sent directly to the university.
We accept either the GMAT or the GRE. The test cannot be over 5 years old. Please use the information below when submitting your test scores:
We require 3 letters of recommendation. Follow the instructions on the Graduate School Application Information page.
If your recommender cannot access the Internet, please have her/him mail the letter directly to the PhD office:
PhD Program in Business Administration
Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
321 Nineteenth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438