FAQs

You have questions. We have answers.

Your needs are individualized, so it makes sense that your questions are, too. Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions and can be reached at (651) 962-8800 or ustmba@stthomas.edu. You can also take part in a live chat with an admissions representative. But if your questions need answers now, here are some quick answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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Admissions

How are admissions decisions made?

Admission into the Full-time UST MBA program is a highly personalized process. The admissions committee carefully reviews an applicant's entire application package and makes their decision based on all the following:

  • GPA
  • Undergraduate institution
  • GMAT score
  • Level of professional experience
  • Recommendation letters
  • Writing skills
  • Motivation and leadership potential (as assessed in the essay)
  • Interpersonal skills (as assessed in an interview)

After your entire package has been evaluated, the admissions staff will provide you straightforward advice on your options should you still have questions.

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How soon can I begin the Full-time UST MBA Program?

Due to our integrated curriculum, we only admit students in the fall semester. Classes begin in mid-to-late August each year.

What is the process to re-apply to the Full-time UST MBA program?

If you applied to the program within the last year and would like to re-apply, you must submit:

  1. Letter requesting reactivation of your file
  2. Updated résumé
  3. Updated application form

If your application for the Full-time UST MBA program is more than one year old, you will need to re-apply to the program by completing all new application materials.

Are prerequisites required?

Applicants are expected to have knowledge of college-level algebra and economics. Statistics, accounting and calculus also provide a strong foundation for the Full-time UST MBA program. We will also consider a strong quantitative section of the GMAT and other undergraduate math courses as adequate preparation for the program.


Testing

What GMAT/GRE score do I need for admission?

The Full-time UST MBA program accepts either GMAT or GRE scores to fulfill the official test score requirement of your application checklist. There is not a minimum score required for either test; your scores will be considered in conjunction with the other pieces of your application when making a final admissions decision.

I took the GMAT/GRE several years ago. Is my score still good?

Test scores more than five years old will not be considered.


Life at UST

Can I continue to work and attend this program?

The short answer is "no." This is a full-time program in every sense of the word. Students will spend as much time on program activities outside of class as they do in class. The structure and time commitments are simply not conducive to maintaining meaningful employment. Flexible, part-time jobs might be possible during the second year of the program, once students have adapted to the rigors of a full-time academic program.

Where can I find information on housing?

The University of St. Thomas Commuter Center maintains an online listing of housing options for students. These listings include apartments, houses and shared accommodations. The University of St. Thomas does not inspect any rental listings that appear on this list, nor does the appearance of a rental unit on this list indicate any university endorsement of either the owner or the property.