The Carlson School is nationally ranked, has connections to global organizations, and is internationally respected. Our dynamic, intensive Full-Time MBA program offers access to award-winning faculty and an international network of esteemed alumni, opportunities for global exploration and hands-on projects with real clients, lifelong connections to a diverse and supportive community of peers and so much more.
Pursuing your MBA should’ve take you out of the workforce. Emerge from your MBA program with real-world experience in the industry you’re passionate about. The Carlson School offers four Enterprise programs—Brand, Consulting, Ventures, and Funds—that give Full-Time MBA students opportunities to address real challenges from client businesses that expect real results. It’s an in-depth, transformational experience no other business school can offer. Being part of an Enterprise will give you a depth of experience that can help you move your career in a new direction. You’ll be part of a student-managed team that works with professionals at client organizations, in a structured setting, gaining valuable knowledge from their experience.
Business Community and Career Development
Centered in the heart of a thriving business community, the Carlson School has close ties to hundreds of companies that recruit students like you. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, and hosts a variety of start-ups and mid-sized organizations that span dozens of industries. And while there are endless opportunities in the School’s backyard, the Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) also places graduates in careers nationwide and internationally.
No matter your goals, strong leadership skills will help you build your best career. The Carlson MBA Program offers courses designed to improve your ability to lead. Led by expert scholars with a wealth of leadership knowledge, you’ll get practical techniques for building your capabilities. Learn the latest research, and then participate in take-action exercises to apply those lessons in a business context. By the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to lead self, lead others and lead organizations.
The Carlson School MBA programs are rigorous, demanding programs designed to guide you through core coursework with faculty who are leaders in their fields; through hands-on projects in which you’ll answer to real, paying clients; through international experiences that will prepare you for a global business environment; and through a distinctive education in one of the world’s most vibrant business communities. You’ll find that, in many ways, what you get out of your Carlson MBA will be shaped by what you put into it. That said, if you’re looking for a rigorous and relevant education that’ll position you for whatever challenge you undertake next, you’ve come to the right place.
Dual Degree Programs
We collaborate across the University of Minnesota to offer signature experiences for the most dedicated students to pair business acumen with other specialized skillsets. These intensive but rewarding programs, require students apply and be admitted to both degree programs separately.
Military veterans have the distinct advantage of possessing the skills and determination necessary to succeed in an MBA program and the business world: you’ve bravely led others, overcome challenges, and honed organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills. By pursuing an MBA degree you’ll learn how to effectively translate those military skills to the business world resulting in a better position for both immediate and future success in your civilian career. Military veterans are fully supported by dedicated Carlson School and University of Minnesota personnel to help facilitate entry into, and success during and after, the Carlson MBA Program.
MBA in Two is a selective, deferred admissions program designed specifically for undergraduate seniors. Students in their final year of undergraduate study are provided the opportunity to apply for enrollment into the Full-Time MBA program and receive a decision during their senior year. If admitted, they venture into the workplace to gain two years of professional experience while receiving career coaching, mentoring and professional development from our Graduate Business Career Center before returning to the Carlson Full-Time MBA program.
MBA Admissions and Recruiting
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