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MS in Management Admission & Tuition

Get Started with your MS in Management

The MS in Management is designed for students from STEM and liberal arts backgrounds who want to gain the business knowledge and skills needed to launch their careers. We welcome students from diverse academic backgrounds and perspectives to ensure a rich classroom experience. Our ideal candidates are intellectually curious, passionate about their undergraduate fields, and seeking to supercharge their skills in order to launch a high-impact career in industry or business.

We seek applicants who are:

  • Current undergraduate students of STEM or liberal arts programs
  • Graduates of STEM or liberal arts bachelor’s program within the past two years

The admissions process for the MS in Management 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.

In the online application, you will upload your resume that outlines your education and work experience.

Answers to three essay questions:

  • Why have you decided to pursue a MS in Management? Describe why you have specifically chosen to apply to this program at St. Thomas, and how the program will complement your undergraduate studies and support your short and long-term goals. (500 words)
  • Provide examples of two teamwork scenarios you have experienced either in the classroom or 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 teamwork and working towards a common goal from navigating through each situation. (500 words)
  • The MS in Management is a cohort-based learning program whereby students complete their curriculum as a group. What are some of your unique strengths or qualities that you would bring to the cohort, and how do you see those strengths benefiting the group as a whole?

If you don’t have these materials ready yet, that’s okay. You can start your application now, hit “save,” and then log in later to complete it and upload your essay responses (Word or PDF accepted).

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) or demonstrate satisfactory progress toward graduation on or before May of the calendar year of program start. We need original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the school. If you are currently finishing your bachelor’s degree, we will need an official transcript directly from the school for admission, then a final transcript that reflects your degree awarded once you complete your bachelor’s degree.

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

Once you submit your completed online application, it will go to the admissions committee for review. If you meet the program requirements and demonstrate strong credentials, the admissions team will contact you to schedule an interview.

If you are an international student wanting to apply to the MS in Management program, you must complete the standard application checklist plus 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. If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, then you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test upon verification of your completed transcript.

Minimum score requirements:

  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections.
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 90, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections. To submit your test score, you’ll need our institutional code: 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office.
  • Duolingo: minimum score of 110

International Transcript Evaluation

To apply to the MS in Management 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):

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.

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

St. Thomas undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the spring term of their senior year. Students from other institutions are eligible to start the program in other terms depending on when they complete their bachelor's degree.

Priority Applications

Deadline: October 30, 2024

Rolling Admissions

Through January 2025

Final Applications

Deadline: January 30, 2025

Tuition & Fees

$43,710 total program tuition for students starting courses in spring/summer 2024. Find the Estimated Cost of Attendance for MS in Business Analytics (used to determine your eligibility for Financial Aid).

$35,250 total program tuition for students taking Business Fundamentals courses (6 credits) as part of their undergraduate program.

MS in Management: 31 credits

Graduate Financial Aid

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