What GPA do I need for admission?
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. If the GPA upon admission is below 2.8, or is not available, the applicant may be admitted on a probationary status.
How soon can I begin the MBA program?
You can find out more information by attending a Graduate Studies Information Session or by contacting Heidi Bergstedt at email@example.com in St. Paul, Chad Oppelt at firstname.lastname@example.org in Duluth, and in St. Cloud, contact Katie Wayne at email@example.com. In general, the MBA programs will begin each September.
Does CSS accept transfer students?
Up to six graduate business credits can be transferred into the MBA program from regionally accredited schools. Transfer credits must be approved by the designated School of Business and Technology representative and requires an original transcript.
What is the admissions process for international students?
International students must submit:
Can foreign transcript evaluations from attorneys, private individuals or other agencies besides ECE and WES be submitted?
Yes, but CSS may seek an additional evaluation on a course-by-course basis.
Are prerequisites required?
Applicants are expected to be ready for MBA-level work by having strong writing and quantitative thinking skills. All students are expected to have completed coursework in macro and microeconomics at the undergraduate level and obtained a B or better. Students applying for the MBA program will need to have taken at least one course in accounting at the undergraduate level and obtained a B or better.
Is the CSS MBA accredited?
Yes. The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill., 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.
What differentiates the CSS MBA from other programs?
St. Scholastica's MBA program has a truly global perspective with a strong emphasis on understanding cultural diversity. Ethics and social responsibility are strongly emphasized in all projects and assignments. The program also partners students with mentors from the business community to work on a development plan that considers their professional and academic life.
In what order should I begin taking classes?
Your advisor will help you determine the best sequence for taking classes.
Is most of the course work individual or can I expect to work as part of a team?
You can expect all courses to have team work assignments and at least one assignment that is based on individual work.
Where can I park?
Parking information for St. Paul and Duluth can be found by following the provided links. Parking in St. Cloud is free and is attached to the CSS site at the Bremer Bank Building.
Where can I find information on housing?
Residential Life can assist you in finding off campus housing by directing you to resources, but does not keep a roster of available off-campus options. St. Scholastica does not endorse, support or partner with any off-campus resource for finding an apartment. However, additional off-campus resources can also be found at:
Yahoo Real Estate
Ship Rock Management
In St. Paul, again the College does not endorse, support or partner with any off campus resource for finding an apartment. Students seeking housing information can contact Cindy Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, students can contact Relocation Central Apartment Search, a free service, by calling 1-800-APARTMENT or visiting the Web site. You can also find information on housing for St. Paul and the surrounding communities by visiting the housing section of local newspapers and Web sites.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Housing can also be found by checking Craig's List or by going to:
Where can I find information on St. Paul, St. Cloud, Duluth and the state of Minnesota?
You can find information at the Explore Minnesota web site.