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Part-time Flex MBA Admission and Tuition

Get Started on Your St. Thomas MBA

Students in the St. Thomas Part-time Flex MBA program are working professionals seeking a flexible schedule and curriculum that combines theory with practical application. These insights can be applied at work the next day.

We seek applicants with:

  • At least 2 years of work experience
  • An undergraduate degree in any field
  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to actively engage and contribute to the learning community

The admissions process for the Part-time Flex MBA is very collaborative. To learn more about your fit for the program, the admissions process, or to meet with an admissions representative, schedule a 1:1 meeting.

Application Checklist

Your first step is to start the application online. In the application, you will answer some questions and upload the documents described below. Once you've completed all components you will submit the application, and can log back into the portal at any time to check the status of your application materials.

We are seeking candidates with at least 2 years of work experience. In the online application, you will upload your resume that outlines all relevant experience.

As part of the application, we ask you to answer three essay questions. You can either download a PDF of essay questions and upload that form once you've answered the questions, or upload your own document that answers these questions:

  • Why have you decided to pursue a Part-time Flex MBA program at this point in your professional career? Describe why you have specifically chosen to apply to the Part-time Flex MBA Program at St. Thomas, and how the program will support your short and long-term goals. (500 words)
  • Provide examples of two teamwork scenarios you have experienced professionally: one great experience and one challenging experience. Explain the team assignment/goal, your specific role and contributions, and what you learned about leadership and working towards a common goal from navigating through each situation. (500 words)
  • Describe a concept or an idea that you have put into practice, the challenges you faced, and why this accomplishment is indicative of your potential success in the Part-time Flex MBA Program. (500 words)

To apply to this program, you must have a bachelor's degree in any subject from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent). We need original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the school. The only exception is for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits--we don't need transcripts for those.

Send via email: If your institution offers electronic transcripts, ask them to email your transcript(s) to gradadmissions@stthomas.edu

Send via mail: Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. Send to:

University of St. Thomas
Graduate Records - Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave, Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005

International applicants: Please see the transcript requirements in the international checklist below.

Candidates applying for the Part-Time Flex MBA program are not required to submit GMAT or GRE standardize test scores.

No additional demonstration of skills and proficiency or testing will be required if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You have a cumulative GPA above 3.0 with strong performance in quantitative coursework or
  2. You have a STEM/quantitative degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) with cumulative GPA above 2.8

Applicants not meeting the above criteria will be required to complete a self-paced online quantitative prep course, MBA Math. Applicants may still be approved for a waiver of the prep course through our waiver process. Please connect 1:1 with your admissions representative to determine your requirements.

While most candidates will not have the requirement as part of their admission, we recommend all candidates consider completing the MBA Math self-paced preparation course and assessments. This is a great tool to introduce you to or refresh your understanding of foundational and quantitative topics important to the MBA Core curriculum such as: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, and Spreadsheet skills.

If you are an international student wanting to apply to the Part-time Flex MBA program, you must complete the standard application checklist:

  • Submit an online application
  • Conduct a video interview with one of our admissions representatives

You also need to meet these international requirements:

English Proficiency Tests

All international applicants and non-native speakers of English must submit scores from the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo to be considered for admission. Score reports can be no more than two years old to be accepted.

Minimum score requirements:

  • IELTS: (academic) overall score of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): overall score of 80 for the iBT. School code 6110.
  • Duolingo: overall score of 105

Applicants who have successfully completed a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university and who can verify that the curriculum was taught in English can apply to the program with an English Language Proficiency waiver. Please contact your admissions representative about the waiver process.

International Transcript Evaluation

To apply to the Part-Time Flex MBA program, you must have at least the international equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the United States, you must complete a transcript evaluation. There are two ways to complete this evaluation (choose one):

  1. Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES) are independent transcript evaluation services that St. Thomas accepts for international transcript evaluation. If you choose to have ECE or WES do your evaluation, you will receive a copy of the evaluation. To use ECE or WES, visit either site and choose the “Start Your Evaluation” option.
  2. If you already have a transcript evaluation, or would prefer to arrange your own evaluation, email the admissions office or call (651) 962-8800. We first need to ensure that the evaluation service you use is accepted by our university.

Application Deadlines

Summer Term

  • Round 1 – Preferred consideration (course registration open): March 30th
  • Round 2 – Priority scholarship consideration: April 30th
  • Round 3 – Final deadline: May 30th
  • International – April 5th

Fall Term

  • Round 1 – Preferred consideration (course registration opens): April 30th
  • Round 2 – Priority scholarship consideration: June 30th
  • Round 3 – Final deadline: August 30th
  • International – June 28th

Spring Term

  • Round 1 – Preferred consideration (course registration open): October 30th
  • Round 2 – Priority scholarship consideration: November 30th
  • Round 3 – Final deadline: January 30th
  • International – December 1st
Tuition per credit $1,410
Technology Fee per term $65.00 - $129.50
Health Fee per term $33.00 - $66.00
Materials per course $100 - $200
Total Part-Time Flex MBA Tuition $63,450

Paying for Your MBA Degree

Financing a graduate education often requires student loans provided by state and federal governments or private lenders. Before applying for loans, consider these resources.

Graduate Financial Aid

Each year, a number of incoming students earn this merit-based scholarship starting at $2,500 with a limited number of $5,000 and $10,000 awards. When awarding this scholarship, the Admissions Committee considers work experience, academic record, and application essay responses. When you apply to the Part-time Flex MBA program, you'll automatically be considered for the Dean's Scholarship. No separate application is required. We strongly encourage applying by the round 2 scholarship priority consideration deadline for best availability. This award may not be stacked with other scholarships or discounts.

Scholarships are available to applicants who demonstrate a history of academic and professional success, leadership, service and engagement in cultural or cross-cultural initiatives in previous academic, professional or volunteer settings.

Strong candidates for the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship will have the following characteristics:

  • Domestic candidates with two or more years of full-time work experience after college graduation
  • Strong undergraduate academic record
  • Evidence of committed involvement in activities, programs or initiatives that foster inclusion, cross-cultural awareness, or a commitment to diversity in its many forms

To be considered, you must submit a statement to your admissions representative (no more than 300 words) describing the most relevant experiences that qualify you for this award.

We strongly encourage applying by the round 2 scholarship priority consideration deadline for best availability. This award may not be stacked with other scholarships or discounts.

Applicants who work in the non-profit industry are encouraged to apply for the Business for the Common Good scholarship. This scholarship awards up to $10,000 as long as you maintain good standing during the program.

In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently work full-time for an organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit status
  • Currently work full-time for a small or medium-sized non-profit organization OR work for an organization that is a member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Increased consideration will be given to applicants who work at organizations that:

  • Generate fewer than $900,000 per year in revenue
  • Directly serve members of the community
  • Provide services in high need areas including houselessness, poverty, and access

To apply for this scholarship during the application process, please submit a statement in the applicant portal that identifies your organization and demonstrates your commitment to nonprofit work.

This award may not be stacked with other scholarships or discounts.

If you're an undergraduate alumni of St. Thomas, we'll cover the cost of 3 credits of your Part-Time Flex MBA. No need to submit a separate application—you automatically earn this award upon admission. This award may not be stacked with other scholarships or discounts.

If you are referred to the Part-time Flex MBA program by one of our current Graduate Business students or alumni, you are eligible for our Alumni Referral Scholarship award.

Here is how to qualify:

  • The St. Thomas Opus Graduate Business student or alumni that refers you must fill out this form prior to beginning your application.
  • If you are accepted to the program after being referred, you will receive a $1,000 scholarship towards your first semester in the program.
  • For the scholarship to apply the referral needs to be submitted on or before the date the application for the program is started.
  • The St. Thomas Opus Graduate Business alumni or student who referred you will receive a St. Thomas branded thank you after you begin your studies.

This award may not be stacked with other scholarships or discounts.

Some employers provide tuition assistance as an employee benefit. We encourage you to connect with your employer for more details.

We are a Yellow Ribbon school and award at the maximum Chapter 33 benefit rate (100%). Learn more through the University of St. Thomas Veteran Resources.

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