Admissions

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
  • 2 professional references
  • Current resume
  • Video essay

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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. 

4. Emails about your application

You will be receiving application update emails from gradappinfo@umn.edu, please add this email to your contact list or safe list so that they are not caught in your spam filter.

Application Dates - Fall Start

Round Submission Deadlines Decision Notification
Round 1 November 1 December 15
Round 2 December 1 February 1
Round 3 February 1 March 15
Round 4  April 1 May 15

Deadlines that occur on a weekend or holiday are extended through the next business day. 

We will review applications beyond our final round deadline on a case by case basis

 

Personal Statement Essay

Your personal statement should be no more than 1200 words (3 pages), that address the following questions:  

  • 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? 
  • Do you have an enterprise program that you are currently interested in and why? What skills would you bring to this enterprise? 

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