University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson)

Minneapolis, MN
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Traditional MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE
  • 53.80%
  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 660
  • ENROLLED
  • 139
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Flexible
  • MEDIAN BASE SALARY OF NEW GRADS
  • $115,000

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson) requires submission of a GMAT or GRE score, but this requirement can be waived if a candidate meets certain academic and work experience requirements; candidates must request a waiver prior to application submission. The average incoming student has a GMAT score of 660 or a GRE quantitative score of 159 and verbal score of 162. Two letters of recommendation are required with an application. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson) requires submission of a minimum TOEFL score of 87 for international students. The acceptance rate to Carlson’s full-time MBA program was 53.8%.

Executive MBA Overview

  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 14.67
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • No

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson) waives its testing requirement for most candidates. The average incoming EMBA student at Carlson has a 3.28 undergraduate GPA, 690 GMAT score, and more than 14 years of work experience, with more than 10 in management. In 2020, Carlson accepted 76% of applicants to its EMBA program. The program currently has 75 students enrolled. Three references, including one from a current supervisor, are needed to be considered for admission. Before enrollment, the average Carlson EMBA student has a median base salary of $102,000. Applications are due July 15, 2022 and students need 49.5 credits to graduate.

Part-Time MBA Overview

  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 598
  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE
  • 7.2
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • Yes

The part-time MBA program at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities (Carlson) requires applicants to submit two letters of recommendation, along with GMAT or GRE scores, which may be waived for some students. The average student accepted during 2020 had an undergraduate GPA of 3.34 and an average GMAT score of 598, along with more than seven years of work experience. Last year, the acceptance rate was 91%.