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International Applicants

The Master of Business Administration encourages qualified applicants from other countries to apply to the MBA program. An F-1 student is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a “full course of study” to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).


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You may apply for admission to the Augsburg University MBA if you have received or are planning to receive a bachelors 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.


International Transcript Evaluations

Augsburg requires an evaluation of credentials for any transcript(s) from an institution outside of the United States.

This evaluation should include the following:

  1. Analysis of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  2. Course by course evaluation to show your complete course listing with credit values and grades received for each course.
  3. 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.
  4. Translation to English (if applicable)

Evaluations can be accepted from World Education Services, SpanTran Pathways – Augsburg University, Educational Credential Evaluators, or any NACES accredited organization. Learn more about NACES and find a list of accredited evaluators at

United States Transcripts

If you attended university in the United States, you will need to submit an official transcript from each college/university you attended.  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.


To meet Augsburg University admission requirements, applicants must provide evidence of a sufficient command of both written and spoken English to study graduate level coursework conducted entirely in English. The following is a list of the tests and programs Augsburg University accepts as evidence for English proficiency.

  • TOEFL: Minimum score of 80 on the Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) with a sub score of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections.
  • TOEFL Essentials: Minimum score of 8.5
  • IELTS: Minimum score of score report of 6.5.
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 (For tests taken on or after July 15, 2019)
  • Successful completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the US, the United Kingdom, Ireland, English-speaking Canada, New Zealand or Australia.


Please upload your current résumé to the online application or e-mail it to [email]. Please note that the Augsburg MBA program has a strict requirement that students have at least 2 years of professional experience.


We have listed below the essay questions required for application and admission to the Augsburg MBA program. Essays are utilized in the admission process to judge your ability to express yourself and to learn more about you as an individual and future MBA student. Applicants may upload their essay responses to their 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 (Approximately 350 words suggested).

  • 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.


Certification of Finances

In order to review your application for admission and process your Form I-20, the following documents must be received:

  • Completed Augsburg Certification of Finances form
  • Proof of funding as demonstrated by supporting financial documents (such as bank statements – current within three months; Government Support Letter; etc…)
  • Copy of the first page your passport

Students with current F-1 status through another university in the United States: You will need to have your SEVIS record transferred from your current institution to Augsburg. The SEVIS Transfer form must be completed by you and your Designated School Official. You will need to present your Augsburg letter of admissions to the DSO when submitting your transfer request. This form may be returned to Augsburg by e-mail.


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


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


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

  • Priority Deadline is July 15
  • Final 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 reviewable 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.