Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

AACSB Accreditation

The Herberger Business School MBA is accredited through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AASCB International), the world’s leading business-school accrediting agency.


The Herberger Business School MBA program attracts students committed to bettering themselves and the business world. They’re people who have a desire to lead, a passion to make a difference and a high standard of excellence.

Admission to our graduate program is competitive. Visit Graduate Admissions for admissions requirements. Note that 3-5 years of professional work experience is expected for cohort program applicants.

Application Deadlines

All three programs have rolling admissions. The Plymouth program starts a new cohort each spring semester. The Online program begins a new cohort each fall and spring semester. And students in the St. Cloud program direct their own path with the option to start either fall or spring semester.  

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Application Tips

  • Attend an information session.
  • Complete your application in multiple sessions using your user ID and password. You can also log in to check if specific application materials have been received.
  • The GMAT exam admission requirement may be waived for an MBA program applicant. Within the online application, applicants will be asked questions to determine if they meet any of the following requirements:
    • 3.25 GPA or higher on a business degree (last 60 credits) earned from an AACSB accredited school.
    • A minimum of five (5) years recent full-time, post-graduation, professional work experience involving progressively more responsibility.
    • Prior completion of a graduate degree from an institution accredited by an agency listed on the U.S. Department of Education list.
  • Approval for GMAT waivers will be at the discretion of the MBA program director based upon all available information regarding your potential success in the program.
  • Pay the nonrefundable application fee online through a credit card, or mail a check to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • Find scholarship and loan information through Graduate Admissions.

Application Checklist

To complete your application you will need:

  • Transcripts
  • Official GMAT score
  • Statement of intent
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Three references

International Students

  • English proficiency exam results
  • International transcript evaluations
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Application Process Timeline

  • The School of Graduate Studies receives a completed application.
  • The application is sent to the MBA Program for review.
  • After review, an admission decision is reported back to the School of Graduate Studies.
  • The School of Graduate Studies sends applicants the official admission decision via email.
  • Newly admitted MBA students receive a welcome and next steps email from the MBA Program.
  • Each of the steps may take seven to 10 business days.