Admission Requirements and Checklist


B.A./B.S. degree from an accredited college or university

Cumulative GPA of 2.8

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.


  • Applicants are expected to be ready for MBA-level work by having strong writing and quantitative thinking skills.
  • Completed coursework in macro- and micro-economics at the undergraduate level with a grade of B or better within 7 years per Graduate Council Policy. Students without this coursework completed will be expected to successfully complete self-study modules offered by the School of Business & Technology.

Application Checklist

  1. Request official transcripts. Transcripts must be in the original sealed envelope from the school, or from a certified electronic official transcript provider such as Docufide, Scrip Safe or National Clearinghouse (email to Transcripts required: B.A./B.S. transcript showing degree conferred, any post-baccalaureate transcript, and any transcript with pre-requisite coursework. 

    Please order early - transcripts can take up to 4-6 weeks to arrive. Mail transcripts for receipt on or before the deadline to:

    The College of St. Scholastica
    Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions
    1200 Kenwood Avenue
    Duluth, MN  55811
  2. Complete the Online Application. You will need to use an updated browser, preferably Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.
    1. Upload a complete Graduate Management Programs (MAM & MBA) Essay (word or pdf).

      The admissions essay should be written in essay format, address all of the questions below, represent your highest level of academic writing and demonstrate your ability to participate in a rigorous, fast-paced, graduate program. Revisions will be requested if these requirements are not met.

      Prepare a 500-word essay, typed and double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, answering the following:
    • What life experiences lead you to pursue an MBA or Master's in Management?
    • What leadership skills have you demonstrated in your field?
    • In your own words, describe the attributes and skills you feel are important in leading a business or organization and why?
    • What are your career goals and how will an MBA or Master's in Management support those goals?
    • Why did you choose The College of St. Scholastica for your studies?

      If you are applying for the Dual Degree Program, prepare a 650-word essay, typed and double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins, answering the questions above but for BOTH the MBA AND Master's in Management degrees.
    1. Enter contact information for two references who observed and evaluate applicant's leadership competences or abilities. Recommendations from two different organizations preferred. These individuals will receive an email request to complete an online recommendation form, with an optional letter upload. The subject of the email will include "Please submit your recommendation for *First Name *Last Name".
    2. Upload a current resume listing all education and work experience
  3. If you have international transcripts or non-citizen status, you will need to send additional documentation. Please see the International Admissions Policy for complete details.
  4. Discuss financing your education with OneStop early in the application process by calling (877) 287-8716(877) 287-8716
  5. Upon receipt of all application materials, the application packet will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review and the admissions decision.

Program Start Dates

Our MAM program has two starts per year (fall and spring).  Please refer to the Academic Calendar for start dates. This program follows the extended studies schedule.

After Acceptance

  • Submit Decision Response Form

Transfer Credits

See Graduate Transfer Credit Policy

Credit Transfer Application form

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St. Paul

Heidi BergstedtHeidi Bergstedt
Admissions Counselor,
St. Paul Campus

(877) 287-8751

St. Cloud

Katie WayneKatie Wayne
Recruitment Counselor,
St. Cloud Campus
(877) 287-8740

Duluth/Grand Rapids/Online

Breanne TeplerBreanne Tepler
Admissions Counselor
(877) 287-8734