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 complete.
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.
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 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.
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.