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FAQs

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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 OCBgradadmissions@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.


Academics & Curriculum

What is the time commitment for a class?

  • For each hour you spend in class, you will spend about two hours studying and preparing outside of class.
  • Blended courses will require about the same total number of hours, but with fewer classroom hours and increased hours outside of the classroom for online engagement and study.

The Application Process

Do you require the GMAT?

Admission to the Part-time Flex MBA requires acceptable scores from either the GMAT or GRE, or if you have at least four years of professional work experience you may complete the online quantitative course, MBA Math. Please speak with an admissions advisor to confirm that you qualify for MBA Math.

What happens after I submit my application?

An admissions adviser will review your file and present it to the Admissions Committee. Once a decision is made, typically within two to three weeks of your final application, we will contact you immediately. 

When should I apply? When are the application deadlines?

You can apply anytime. We admit students for the fall, summer and spring semesters.

Can I take classes before being accepted into the Part-time Flex MBA program?

No. You must be a fully admitted, degree-seeking student to enroll in MBA courses.

Will credits transfer into the Part-time Flex MBA program?

In most cases we offer a 'waive and replace' policy.  If your transcript shows a depthy of knowledge in a certain core subject area, we may waive that requirement and offer you the ability to replace that course with an elective.  In limited cases, we may accept graduate-level credits from other AACSB accredited universities.  Please contact an admissions adviser.

Do you require a transcript from every program or course I attended for which college credit was granted?

Yes, transcripts are required from every institution at which you completed coursework for academic credit. The only exceptions are for advanced placement, PSEO coursework (college classes taken during high school), and study abroad transfer classes.

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