Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Admission & Application Requirements

    Deadlines

    Applications are often accepted after the deadlines posted below when space is available. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office if you have questions.

    • Summer: n/a
    • Fall: April 15 (flexible)
    • Spring: November 15 (flexible)
  • Admission Requirement

    Instructions

    1. Online graduate application
     
    1. $20 Non-Refundable application fee for all graduate applications
     

    After you complete the Graduate Online Application:

    • Log in to eServices with your StarID.
    • Click on Bills and Payment, and you will be able to pay the application fee using a credit or debit card.
     
    1. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
     

    Contact ALL the colleges and universities you have attended and have your transcripts sent to:

    Graduate Studies Office, MSU Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563

    You do not need to order transcripts from MSUM or other MnSCU institutions. See Transcript Policy for more details.

    1. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; no specific major is required
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

    1. Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or at least 3.25 for the last 30 semester credits
     

    This requirement will be verified by the Graduate Studies Office and the department.

    1. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); required of all applicants; minimum score of 500 required; only official scores accepted; no more than 5 years old
     

    Schedule your test early. Allow 4 weeks for MSUM to receive your scores. When prompted at the test site, enter MSUM as a receiving school. The program code to use for the MBA with Healthcare at MSUM is X38-88-63.

    1. Letter of intent
     

    Prepare a letter explaining what your intentions are for applying to graduate school. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Resume
     

    Prepare a resume that includes education, work experience, etc. Put your name on all pages.

    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • Select “Summary” to see a list of all program requirements and corresponding statuses.
    • Upload document by selecting the “Upload” link under the respective “Action” column.
     
    1. Two recommendations
     
    • Log in to the Self Service Center site (allow 24 hours after application submission before logging in).
    • Select the “Applications” tab, where you will see your graduate application listed.
    • If you have not submitted contact information yet, select “Continue” to go into your application and complete program app and recommender information.
    • After clicking “Submit Application” you will need to contact the Graduate Studies Office for any recommender information changes.
    • Your recommenders will receive an e-mail from the Graduate Studies Office asking them to fill out the recommendation form.
    • To check the status of your recommendations later, select “Summary” in the Applications tab.