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. 

Application Dates

We do accept applications beyond our final round deadline of April 1st. Email if you have any questions about still applying for fall 2019.

Round Submission Deadlines Decision Notification
Round 1 November 1, 2018 December 15, 2018
Round 2 December 1, 2018 February 1, 2019
Round 3 February 1, 2019 March 15, 2019
Round 4  April 1, 2019 May 15, 2019

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


Personal Statement Essay

Your personal statement should address:

  • 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? How will you contribute to the MBA Program overall?

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