The Carlson Executive MBA program from the University of Minnesota is designed for professionals with a depth of expertise to earn an MBA alongside other experienced business leaders from diverse backgrounds and organizations, in a format that offers a high service level, and minimizes disruption to work. The 2-year program is both challenging, and rewarding.

You're already an accomplished professional, ready to deepen your knowledge base. The Carlson School provides a rich, rigorous, and global business education to bolster your skills and your network under the leadership of unparalleled faculty. By taking your already busy life into account, The Carlson School Executive MBA program can add to your executive toolkit without adding to your worries.

By the Numbers


U.S. public university business faculty for intellectual contributions


Full-Time MBA Job Placement - Bloomberg Businessweek


among top 100 World Business School Research Rankings (2013)


for return on investment among top business schools - Bloomberg Businessweek

The Carlson Advantage

  • Relationships: Join a cohort of experienced professionals who span dozens of industries
  • Experience: Learn from faculty who are conducting groundbreaking business research and advising top organizations
  • Knowledge: Develop your strategic capabilities and problem-solving skills 
  • Tools: Enhance your leadership skills and set key goals 

Executive MBA Blog

Most people are familiar with a traditional, full-time MBA program and you may have considered enrolling in one at some point in time. Now, however, you have a great job that you don’t want to leave and a fair amount of career experience. Part-Time programs are an option but the thought of taking 3-4 years to finish your degree, (and going to class after work several nights a week), just isn’t that appealing. Perhaps you have a family or a really full social life, or all of the above. Doing a full-time program just isn’t the right option for you anymore. What you need is a program that recognizes that you are an experienced professional and that you have a life outside of school. This is where an executive MBA program comes in. This is where the Carlson Executive MBA (CEMBA) program comes in.

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