• MBA Admission Requirements

    At Hamline, you can still earn your MBA without GMAT test scores. Already completed the GMAT? You have the option to submit your test score as part of your application.

    Priority Application Deadlines

    Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Applications submitted and files completed after deadlines may be reviewed if space permits and enough time exists for a file review. International students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials two months in advance of the priority deadline.

    December 1: Winter/spring semester
    April 1: Summer semester
    August 1: Fall semester

    Application Process

    Hamline welcomes applicants whose professional work experience and academic achievements demonstrate they possess the potential to be successful with the rigorous quantitative and qualitative content of our MBA coursework.

    To apply for the Master of Business Administration, please submit the following:

    • Online application (no fee for US residents).
    • A personal statement, up to three pages, answering the following:
      • Why are you choosing to pursue graduate studies at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
      • What makes the Hamline graduate program you have chosen appealing to you? What strengths do you seek to strengthen; what challenges do you seek to overcome?
      • At Hamline, we believe in the power of teams. Thus, we teach and have students practice teamwork skills throughout the program. Please describe a past team experience–either excellent or difficult–and what you learned from the experience.  
    • A résumé
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work. If your transcripts are in a language other than English, you must submit both the original and an official or a certified course-by-course English translation. Official transcript of a bachelor's degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university. These should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admissions or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. Official electronic copies should be emailed to gradprog@hamline.eduThe Hamline University School of Business reserves the right to require applicants to have their academic records evaluated by an academic credential evaluator.
    • Two recommendation forms detailing your qualifications to pursue advanced study written by people unrelated to you who are familiar with your academic and/or professional history. These forms will be sent to recommenders you identify as part of your online application.

    Apply Online

    Send remaining application materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

    International Applicants

    For residents outside of the United States, please view the additional requirements for applying to Hamline University.

    Additional Requirements for International Students