Full-Time MBA Admissions

Full-Time and Management Science MBA: Who we’re looking for

Our Full-Time and Management Science MBA program seeks dedicated individuals, including working professionals and ambitious career changers, who boast an average of four years of valuable work experience. As part of a highly competitive selection process, the Carlson School considers each applicant's demonstrated and potential abilities as a student, manager, and leader.

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Full-Time and Management Science MBA Admissions Prerequisites

Bachelor's Degree

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 the U.S.

Work Experience

A minimum of 2 years of full-time professional work experience.

What you need to know to apply

Being well-informed about the process is essential when applying for our Full-Time MBA or Management Science MBA program. Be ready for an exciting and rewarding journey as you take the following steps toward your MBA aspiration.

The Carlson Full-Time and Management Science 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

*An Academic Test Waiver can be offered to candidates that meet specific requirements; please see the application requirements page for more details. 

All application materials are due by the deadline, or your application will be considered incomplete. We have a grace period of 5-7 days after the deadline; if you need to discuss your application timeline, don't hesitate to contact mba@umn.edu.

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Additional Information

An interview for the Full-Time and Management Science MBA program is required for admission. Interviews are by invitation only, offered on weekdays in person or via Zoom. 

We strive to host inclusive, accessible interviews with all eligible individuals. To request accommodation or for inquiries related to accessibility, don't hesitate to get in touch with ftmba@umn.edu for assistance.

All applicants will receive an admissions decision via email. Admitted students will receive an admission packet in the mail.

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

Military Veterans

We are a proud Yellow Ribbon School. Military veterans are fully supported by dedicated Carlson School and University of Minnesota personnel to help facilitate entry into and success during and after the Carlson MBA Program.

Financial benefits:

  • Veterans attending the University of Minnesota will be assessed resident tuition rates for their degrees. The resident tuition waiver will be automatic for veterans with a DD-214 on file that receives educational benefits.
  • Full-Time MBA military candidates range from $7,500 to full tuition with a stipend for living expenses. Dollar amounts depend in the caliber of the application and the amount of GI Bill benefit the student receives.

Learn more about the military student experience

Schedule 1:1 consultation

Have an admissions question or need some guidance on whether the program is right for you? Sign up for a one-on-one consultation with an admissions team member.

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