Those seeking admission to the Master of Science in Business — Design and Innovation program must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by August 1 of the entry year.

Steps to Apply

Before candidates may be considered for admission, they must submit:

  • An application, personal statement, and application fee ($35)
    * Fee waivers available! Contact John Frese at for more information.
  • Official transcripts of all college work
  • An up-to-date resume
  • Interview with the program director

Carthage College does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, religion, or personal affiliation.


Attend an Information Session

Looking to learn more about the Business Design and Innovation master’s program? Carthage holds information sessions several times each semester.

See upcoming information sessions


Transferring Credits

Have you started your graduate program but life got in the way? Completed coursework, but never finished? Now is the perfect time to finish earning your graduate degree.

Depending on the admission policy of the program, a student may be allowed credit for work completed at the graduate level prior to enrolling at Carthage. The applicant must provide official transcripts documenting the completed work and the grades obtained for this work. These grades must meet the Carthage admission standards.


Contact Admissions

John Frese

John Frese ’11

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid