Become the leader you were meant to be. Recognized as one of the top business schools in the country, the Carlson School promises a prestigious world-class education that will keep you on the forefront of the ever-changing business landscape. 

The Carlson MBA 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. 

No matter your career journey or work situation, there's a top-rated Carlson MBA program to fit your needs and your schedule.

Full-time MBA

  • A fully-immersive program for working professionals and aspiring career changers
  • Classes held throughout the day and week
  • Average of four years work experience
  • Two-year program
  • Work on high-profile projects for cutting-edge companies through an Enterprise Program
  • Spend two weeks overseas exploring global business enterprises as part of the Global Enrichment Program

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Part-Time MBA

  • A top-ranked program tailored for working professionals and aspiring career enhancers
  • Classes held evenings, weekends, online, and in condensed formats
  • Average of four years work experience
  • Complete program in average of 3.5 years
  • The only Part-time MBA program in the region that offers immersive, experiential learning
  • Ranked No. 11 among 2014 Best Business Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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Executive MBA - Minneapolis

  • An intense program to groom experienced professionals for more challenging executive roles
  • Classes held on alternate weekends
  • Average of 14 years professional experience
  • 20-month, four-semester program
  • Ranked No. 24 Top Executive MBA Programs by Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Leadership programming develops executive presence and personal skills while focusing on goal setting

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Executive MBA - Vienna

  • An Executive MBA program with courses primarily held in Vienna, Austria
  • Offered in partnership with the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
  • Culminates in dual MBA degrees from the Carlson School and the WU
  • Classes held in modular format, four consecutive days per month
  • 14-month continuous program
  • Ranked No. 9 globally for “International students rank” by The Financial Times
  • Offers four overseas residency modules in China, India, Russia, and the United States

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Executive MBA - China

  • An Executive MBA program with courses primarily held in Guangzhou, China
  • Offered in partnership with Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Culminates in an MBA degree from the Carlson School
  • Classes held for two consecutive weekends per month
  • Two-year program, with summers off
  • Ranked No. 1 joint Executive MBA program in China by EMBA Times International Media
  • Offers an overseas residency module in the United States

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Dual Degrees

The Dual Degree program enables high-achieving students to develop sought-after business expertise that complements their graduate curriculum. Earn a Carlson School MBA in addition to the following degrees in less than two years of additional study.  

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