Application Deadlines for classes beginning August 2018

  • Nov 15
  • Mar 15
  • Jul 1

Application deadlines will not be waived.

NOTE: The next cohort will be admitted in fall 2018.

Application Review

Completed application files are reviewed three times per year. The College of Management Graduate Admissions Committee will review all completed application files immediately following each of the three posted deadlines. Applicants should allow 7-10 business days after the posted deadline that has been met for their completed application to be reviewed.

Application Packet

To be considered for full admission to the Doctor of Business Administration, applicants must submit both parts of the application packet (and part three if applying as an international student.) All application materials become the property of Metropolitan State University and are not returned.

Part One

  • Online Application—You will use your Minnesota State StarID to complete the application. If you don't have a Minnesota State StarID you will create one at the beginning of the application.
    • You are strongly encouraged to use the online application, but if you'd rather use the paper application, you can fill out the Graduate Application Form and mail it to the Graduate Studies Office.
  • Non-refundable application fee
    • Current fee of $40 is waived for graduates of Metropolitan State.
    • Pay online using the online application, or send check to the Graduate Studies Office mailing address below.
  • Official transcripts
    • Must show a baccalaureate and master's degree or equivalent earned from a regionally accredited institution with grade-point average or narrative description describing courses completed.
    • Transcripts from ALL schools attended after high school and from any graduate or professional programs are required.
    • All transcripts from non-U.S. schools must be evaluated (course-by-course) by either ECE (preferred) or WES.
    • Electronic transcripts should be sent to
    • Paper transcripts should be sent directly from the sending institution (preferred.)

Part Two

  • GMAT/GRE scores
    • Verifiable documentation of completion of GMAT quantitative, writing, and overall scores or GRE quantitative, verbal reasoning, and overall scores.
  • Current vita or resume
    • A vita documenting extensive professional work experience with significant responsibilities or significant full-time post-secondary teaching responsibilities.
    • Using StarID, upload via Applicant Portal
  • Goals Essay
    • A double-spaced word-processed paper of approximately 1000 words.
    • Using StarID, upload via Applicant Portal
  • Two professional references
    • Two reference letters, preferably one from a professional practitioner and one from an academic faculty member or administrator.

Submit materials to the Graduate Studies Office via mail using the mailing address below or by email to

Contact Information

Graduate Studies Office
MEC Building, Office 4003
1300 Harmon Place
Minneapolis Campus

Mailing address:
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Email address:

Doctor of Business Administration
13th Street and Harmon Place
MEC Building, Office M4003
Minneapolis, MN 55403