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Admission Process

Admission to the Part-time Flex MBA program is based on the following criteria:‌

Leadership Potential

We review your application, letters of recommendation and essays for demonstrated abilities to perform as a principled leader who achieves results. In addition, our interview with you is an opportunity to share your leadership potential and aspirations.

Work Experience

Most incoming MBA students have between three and eight years of full-time professional work experience prior to entering the program. The admissions committee strongly prefers that applicants have at least two years of work experience before enrolling.

Intellectual Aptitude

We review your scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the MBA Math program as one indication of your potential to succeed in the Part-time Flex MBA program.

Academic Performance

We welcome applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the international equivalent. While many MBA students studied business at the undergraduate level, students who majored in the sciences, social sciences, liberal arts, engineering or other fields are also encouraged to apply. 

Two professional letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation are requested through the online application. Recommenders have the option to submit a letter covering the areas listed below, or to fill out our Recommendation Form. The Recommendation Form will address the following topics regarding your application to the program:

  • Their relationship to you and length of time they have known you
  • Their impression of your ability to succeed in a graduate business program
  • Your outstanding characteristics and areas where you need to grow or develop
  • Your present impact on your organization or business
  • How graduate study would influence your professional growth

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Successful applicants to the part-time MBA program demonstrate they have the intellectual skills to succeed in the academic setting, the professional background to participate in classroom discussion and the character to make a positive contribution to the St. Thomas MBA community as a student and alumnus.

Each file is evaluated on its individual merits and strengths. Keep regular contact with the admissions office during the process for support in building a strong file.

Review the Application Checklist for detailed information on how to apply.

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