The Carlson School invites you to be and do something truly special. Belong to a unique community of inquisitive thinkers and engaged faculty who bring a wealth of experience to the program and bring out the best in one another. Become the leader you were meant to be through a wealth of opportunities beyond the classroom.

The Full-Time MBA program will put you on the fast-track to long-term success like nowhere else can.


for average salary increase among ranked business schools


U.S. public university business faculty for intellectual contributions


Bloomberg Business Week - Full-Time MBA Job Placement


U.S. News and World Reports - Best Full-Time MBA Program


Minneapolis/St. Paul - Forbes best city for finding employment.

The Carlson MBA Advantage

  • Join the Network: 50,000+ alumni in 95 countries
  • Get Personal Attention: 1 on 1 support from faculty
  • Discover the Community: 22 student clubs
  • Explore International Business: Education abroad programs in 29 countries
  • Learn from Experts: No. 3 for intellectual contributions in business among U.S. public universities
  • Connect with the Vibrant Business Community: Minnesota ranks 6th best state for business and is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies
  • Work on Real-World Projects: One-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities
  • Get Noticed by Top Companies: 154 leading companies hired Carlson School grads in 2013, and 93 percent of grads receive employment offers within 90 days of graduation

Student Perspectives

February 24, 2015

Global Discovery, an academic experience that is part of the FT MBA program, is one of the highlights of the 2nd year. All students go abroad for two weeks to better understand business experiences around the world. This year, students could go to Chile/Argentina, China, or UAE/Oman. I was able to go on the Chile/Argentina trip, and without a doubt, spending two weeks between those countries was not enough time! Even though we were in each country for only a week, we were able to immerse ourselves into the Argentinian and Chilean cultures quickly. We truly enjoyed and appreciated everything they had to offer. Everyone that we met from both countries was extremely kind, helpful, and hospitable. The desert climate was so welcoming to our Midwestern, frozen bodies that we didn’t want to leave!

Alumni Stories