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What will I learn?

The Business Administration PhD program offers full-time advanced graduate education for students seeking academic placement at leading universities or research-oriented positions in business or government. The program is for individuals who have the intellectual capacity for advanced study, enjoy independent research and analytical thinking, and who wish to master a discipline within business administration.

Students choose to concentrate in one of seven areas of specialization: accounting; finance; information and decision sciences; marketing; supply chain and operations; strategic management and entrepreneurship; and work and organizations.

Intake: Fall

Which department am I in?

Carlson School of Management

Study options

Full Time (64 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$54,574.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


Carlson School of Management

321 19th Avenue South,



55455, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission. The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.40.

For international students

The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.

Applicants must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree in any relevant field of study.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 100; IELTS Academic – 7.0; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.

The application deadline for all areas of concentration is December 15 each year for fall admission consideration. Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis beginning in mid-January.


About University of Minnesota

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Opportunities for scholarships and financial awards

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