As part of a competitive selection process, the Carlson School carefully considers each applicant’s demonstrated and potential abilities as a student, manager, and leader. Candidates with at least two years of full-time work experience and a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside of the U.S. are carefully considered as part of a holistic review and selection process.
1. Attend an event, meet for a coffee chat, or schedule an admission appointment
We encourage all potential candidates to connect with us during a information session, recruitment lunch, workshop, a coffee chat, or an individual admission appointment. You can participate in actives online, in-person, and on-location formats. Staff, students, or alumni will be there to answer your questions and provide advice as you start the application process.
The Carlson Online MBA offers a streamlined online application process. The following is required to apply:
- Personal statement essay
- GMAT, EA, or GRE score*
- Proof of English language proficiency**
- Two years of full-time work experience
- Two professional recommendations
- Video Essay
- Current resume
*An Academic Test Waiver can be offered to candidates that meet specific requirements, please see the application requirements page for more details.
**All applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through academic transcripts/marksheets or a English Language Test, please see the application requirements page for more details
All applicants will receive an admissions decision via the application portal. All admitted candidates will receive additional information through email and the application portal.
4. Emails about your application
You will be receiving application update emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, please add these emails to your contact list or safe list so that they are not caught in your spam filter.
Application Dates - Fall and Spring Starts
Want to learn even more about the program? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-625-5555 to schedule an appointment.