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Applying to a business school for an MBA requires a lot of dedication and work. You will be building the foundation for your future career. Graduate business school acceptance is based on your GMAT score, work experience, grade transcripts of your bachelor's degree, resume, references and recommendations and an admissions essay. The GMAT score and work experience play a big role. Prepare ahead of time and really take a professional approach when submitting all paperwork. Please scroll down for more information and access to all the universities in Albert Lea, MN listed below.

Riverland Community College
(507) 433-0600
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4152
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4152
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN
 
Normandale Community College
(952) 487-8200
9700 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4103
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4103
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Martin Luther College
(507) 354-8221
1995 Luther Court
New Ulm, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $10350
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Religious

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Southwest State University
(507) 537-7021
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $5780
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $5780
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Riverland Community College
(507) 433-0600
1900 8th Ave NW
Austin, MN
Tuition
$5,002.00
# of Undergrads
1357
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Lake Superior College
(800) 432-2884
2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $3660
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $7320
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Alexandria Technical College
(320) 762-0221
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN
Tuition
Full-Time In-State Tuition Costs : $4577
Full-Time Non-Resident Tuition Costs : $4577
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Type of Institution : Two-Year college
Institutional Designation : Public—State

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Art Institutes International Minnesota, The
1.612.332.3361 • 1.800.777.3643
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN

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Minneapolis College of Art and Design
(612) 874-3700
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Tuition
Tuition Costs : $28400
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Type of Institution : Comprehensive higher education system
Institutional Designation : Private—Nonprofit

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Going to Business School

By Karen Keller

In 2006, the average starting salary for business school grads was $96,000, according to The National Association of Colleges and Employers . Two-thirds of jobs offered to MBAs in the same year came with

signing bonuses that averaged $17,603. But before you start hitting up your parents for tuition money, remember that most applicants have at least two years worth of work experience. At Harvard, that number is closer to four. And then there’s the thorny issue of the GMAT. Either way, you’ll need to do a lot of work both inside the office and out before you even think about applying.

Scoring a Fat Chance Acceptance Package

Business school acceptance is based on the following five categories, with the GMAT score and work experience weighing heavier than the rest.

GMAT Score

A score of 650 is competitive for the Top 20 schools. A 700 is really competitive. Anywhere below a 600 and your uncle better be on the board of that top school. Check out this list of average GMAT scores for top Business schools, and be sure to take a prep course from a company such as Manhattan GMAT . (Full disclosure: Manhattan GMAT is the publisher of our book, but we were only willing to enter into a relationship with them because we think they provide best-in-class test prep services.) For more information on test prep, see our guide on studying for the GMAT, GRE, and LSAT .

On the GMAT, the math section is typically weighed more than the verbal section. Check out what the mid-80% range GMAT score is at your potential schools by checking their website or calling the admissions office. For example, the UPenn Wharton School of Business class of 2006 average GMAT score was 713, while UCLA’s Anderson School of Management average was a 661.

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Secret tip: Find out whether you have a medical condition that qualifies you to take the GMAT under non-standard accommodations . This gives you more time to take the test, which is known to raise test scores. Plus you get a trackball mouse.

Work Experience

Finance and consulting backgrounds are golden for potential candidates. Think “big 4” consulting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG, Ernst & Young) or investment banks. However, since admissions people strive to assemble a diverse student body, those with less traditional work experiences can have a major competitive edge. Non-profits, in particular, seem to be a favorite of MBA admissions people. In turn, intriguing work experience can make up for a mediocre GMAT score. In rare circumstances, you may be able to get in with only a year or two of work experience, but all of the other aspects of the application must be immaculate.

Recommendation Letters (2-3)

Best to get them from current employers and clients. Ask a college professor only if you’re certain the letter will be stellar. If the person writing the rec isn’t a good writer, then write t...

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