Part-Time MBA Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

Part-Time MBA applicants can be considered for 15% merit-based scholarships. Additionally, a limited number of 50% merit-based scholarships are also available. 

U.S. military members/veterans and employees from our 16 corporate partners are automatically eligible for a 15% tuition discount or are welcome to apply for a limited number of 50% merit-based scholarships.

The 15% and 50% merit-based scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly recommend applying by the Round 1 or Round 2 deadline for consideration.

Part-Time and Online MBA scholarships are not transferable to other degree programs and may not be "stacked" with other scholarships or discounts.


How to apply 
Candidates are invited to submit an essay to be considered for one of the 15% or 50% merit-based scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded on a merit basis to a limited number of admitted candidates who demonstrate the potential to be exemplary contributors to the Carlson School community and possess outstanding academic and professional achievements. 

The scholarship essay is not required for admission to the program or for candidates who qualify for the military or corporate discount (if admitted).  However, if military or corporate discount candidates would like to be considered for the 50% merit scholarship, the scholarship essay and two letters of recommendation are required to be submitted with the application. Please note that if a military or corporate discount partner candidate applies but does not receive the 50% merit scholarship, they will still receive the 15% tuition discount if admitted to the program.

Selected students will be notified of their award at the time of admission.

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Details can be found on the Admission Requirements page. 

Military Support

The Carlson School of Management is proud to be the #1 Military-Friendly Graduate Business School.

We have limited financial support for our Part-Time MBA students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit, having served in one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces, and having been deemed a military veteran. Scholarship can range from $2,000-$5,000 per semester for up to 3 years.

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 receive educational benefits. For more information or to receive in-state resident rates, please submit a copy of your DD-214 to University Veterans Services.

Outside Funding Options

Students are typically employed during the program so we encourage students to use a few strategies to fund their study:

  • Take advantage of employer tuition benefits. Many companies are willing to contribute $5,250 annually. We encourage candidates to have a conversation with their supervisor or HR to understand their companies’ employer tuition benefit.
  • Consider moving through the program more slowly as the program is on a pay-per-credit tuition model. This could allow you to maximize annual benefits, as well as stagger personal contributions
  • Use personal savings.

Ask Your Employer to Support Your MBA

Crafting a case for education support from your organization calls for a detailed and thoughtful plan. Here are some tips when it comes to asking your employer to support your program.

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