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Admission Process

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Admission requirements

You may apply for admission to the Augsburg University MBA if you have received or are planning to receive a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrolling in the MBA. Two years of professional experience is preferred. Selection of students is based on demonstrated academic ability with satisfactory performance in college work as well as professional experience.

application requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Letters of recommendation *preferred, not required*


Please submit an official transcript(s) from the college or university that granted your bachelor’s degree. We also require that you submit official transcripts from colleges or universities attended after earning your bachelor’s degree, if applicable. Military veterans are required to submit all official transcripts from previously attended institutions to qualify for military benefits. In the case where prerequisite requirements exist or transfer credits or waivers are sought, official transcripts are required from institutions at which the prerequisites or equivalents were completed. The Program Director may ask for additional transcripts if necessary.

If prompted by your institution to provide an e-mail address to which e-transcripts can be sent, please send to Transcripts sent via mail should be sent to: Graduate Admissions, 2211 Riverside Ave, Campus Box 65. Minneapolis, MN 55454.

International Transcripts

If your bachelor’s degree was earned at an institution outside of the United States, Augsburg requires an official U.S. degree equivalency evaluation. The evaluation report should be sent directly to graduate admissions.

International transcript evaluations should include the following:

  • Evaluation of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Calculation of grade point average to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
  • Translation to English (if applicable)

We recommend applicants use one of the following services:


Please upload your current résumé to the online application or e-mail it to [email]

Essay Questions

The essay questions required for application and admission to the Augsburg MBA program are listed below. Essays are used in the admission process to judge your ability to express yourself and to learn more about you as an individual and future MBA student. You may upload your essay responses to your online application.

1) What are your intermediate and long-term professional goals? Please explain and be as specific as possible. How do you feel these goals would contribute to realizing your vocation? (Approximately 500-600 words suggested). Vocation at Augsburg is seen as fulfilling a calling; that through the pursuit of your occupation, you are performing a service to your community and society.

2) Answer one of the following questions (in approximately 350 words):

  • What is your favorite quote and why is it meaningful to you?
  • If you could have dinner with one individual in the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?
  • At Augsburg, we think that business should be approached from a strong ethical and values-driven foundation. Who has been most influential in creating your value system and sense of what is right or wrong? How were you influenced?

Essays should be typed using 11- or 12-point font. Essays may be double spaced for readability.


Two letters of recommendation are preferred.  If you decide to provide name(s), please choose two people-supervisors(preferred), faculty or colleagues-who can comment on outstanding qualities they have seen in you, your academic/professional potential, and your ability to handle graduate level work.


You will be invited to campus for a personal interview if your application is approved by the admissions committee.

Submit application items and related materials to:

Graduate Admissions Office
Augsburg University, CB 65
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Fax: 612-330-1590
Phone: 612-330-1101


Application Deadlines:

Fall Term (begins in September for both Minneapolis and Rochester)

  • Priority Deadline is July 15
  • Deadline is August 15

Spring Term (begins in January for only Minneapolis)

  • Priority Deadline is November 15
  • Final Deadline is December 15

Summer Term (begins in May for both Minneapolis and Rochester)

  • Priority Deadline is March 15
  • Final Deadline is May 1

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Applications submitted and files completed after deadlines are reviewed if space permits and enough time exists for a file review and interview to be conducted prior to orientation.

International Students are strongly encouraged to submit all application materials by the priority application deadlines.