Full-time UST MBA
Application Checklist – International Applicants
The following elements comprise a complete application for the Full-time UST MBA program:
Online application form
Access the online application form.
Upload your résumé or CV to the online application.
Upload essays to the online application.
Original transcripts are required from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the institution. Transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. Exception: transcripts for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits are not required.
Official test score report
On the day you take the GMAT, before you begin the exam, you may select up to five GMAT programs to receive your Official Score Report. Select “University of Saint Thomas - Opus College of Business - MBA, Full Time” to send us a score report.
Requests to submit GRE scores in place of GMAT scores will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Two professional letters of recommendation
Letters can be submitted via email to email@example.com or by U.S. mail. In the online application, you will have the opportunity to send an email to your references offering them instructions on how to submit their letters. You can also download this PDF form to provide to them in person.
Application fee: $60
Use a credit card online, mail a check to our office, or take part in an admissions information event to receive a fee waiver code.
The admissions committee will contact qualified applicants to schedule an admission interview once their application is complete. Applicants from outside the local area who plan to visit campus may schedule an on-campus interview prior to completing their application, if necessary. The admissions committee will schedule telephone interviews with applicants from outside the local area who are unable to visit campus. Applicants must have a complete application on file prior to the phone interview.
Official English proficiency test score report
If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS. Our institutional code is 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office.
- IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections.
- TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 80, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections. Most admitted students score between 90 and 105 on the TOEFL.
If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.
Academic credentials: Transcript, diploma, English translation
If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the United States, you must complete a transcript evaluation. St. Thomas can provide this service for a fee of $100. If you already have a transcript evaluation, or would prefer to have it completed on your own, please contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 962-8800 to ensure that the evaluation service you use is accepted by our university.
Copy of Passport
Depending on where you are currently living, additional documentation may be required including:
- Copy of I-94 card
- Copy of Visa page
- Copy of former I-20
- SEVIS Transfer Verification
Once admitted to the program, our International Admissions Office will work with you to obtain a student visa. The I-20 immigration form will be issued only after all admissions requirements have been fulfilled and you have been accepted to the program.
All mailed elements should be sent to:
University of St. Thomas
Full-time UST MBA Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave. SCH103
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005
Financial Certification Form
Upon admission, international students are required to submit the International Student Questionnaire and Financial Certification Form (with bank statement or other financial support documentation). This form is available from St. Thomas' International Admissions Office at (651) 962-6450. Financial verification is not considered in the admission decision. It is for visa application purposes only.
In September of each year, the Full-time UST MBA program begins accepting and reviewing applications for enrollment the following fall, based on the following schedule:
February 15—Priority deadline for scholarship consideration
April 15—Final deadline for scholarship consideration
Applications arriving after June 15 are welcome and will be considered as space remains available in the incoming class.