Deadlines and Checklists
The priority deadline is April 1, but we process Executive MBA
applications throughout the year on a rolling basis, which means that once your application is complete, you'll receive your decision quickly - typically within a week. We will
contact you to schedule an interview when your application is
We will continue to accept applications for Fall 2013 through June. Once the class is filled, we will begin waitlisting any admitted candidates. If you are waitlisted for Fall 2013, you are guaranteed a spot the following academic year.
Provide the name of each institution you attended with complete
information. Official transcripts should be sent to the Executive MBA
program. PDF's or electronic transcripts can be emailed to the Executive MBA Program at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit a current resume that includes job responsibilities and accomplishments and that clearly shows where you worked and when.
Use the online application
to provide the names of three professional references; one must be your current supervisor. These references may or may not be called for additional information.
We require a personal statement of career goals and your objectives in pursuing an MBA degree; details can be found in the online application. This should be 1-2 pages total.
We will contact candidates who present strong credentials to set up an
interview with a member of the admissions committee. We strongly
encourage candidates who are interested in an interview to begin the
If English is not your first language, you must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System exam (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE). Scores must be less than 2 years old when you apply.
You do not need to take an English test if:
- You have completed your previous education solely in English in a country where English is not an official language. Your transcript must indicate that English was the language of instruction, or you must provide a statement from the university indicating that English was the sole language of instruction in order to be exempt fromt he testing requirement.
- You have completed the last 2 years of a bachelor's degree or 1 year of a graduate school (full-time) in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.
You are not exempt if you have lived in an English-speaking country for several years, unless you meet one of the above requirements.
TOEFL scores must be sent to institution code 6874 (U OF MINNESOTA MNNPLS) and department code 02 (Graduate Schools of Management). Please be sure that the department code is included as we do not receive scores ent anywhere other than 02.
IELTS scores may be sent to us by compelting a Test Report Form indicating us as a receiving organization: Carlson MBA Admissions / 321 19th Ave S. #1-110 / Minneapolis, MN 55455
PTE Academic scores may be sent to the Carlson School MBA Programs office using program code JP3-5T-48.
The application fee is $60 (non-refundable) for U.S. citizens; $90
for international applications and U.S. residents with foreign
credentials. Your application fee will be waived if you have been on
active duty in the U.S. military within three years of submitting
your MBA application..
While these tests are not required for admission to the Executive MBA program, you may consider including previous test scores or taking one of the tests if your academic record is weak or you are also considering applying to our Part-Time MBA program.