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 Report - 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

April 14, 2015

Picture a crowded arena, the buzz of a restless crowd, and the sounds of “We Will Rock You” echoing off the rafters. No, the scene I’m describing is not that of a Minnesota Wild playoff game or a WWE Smackdown event. You couldn’t be blamed, though, for expecting to see a folding chair or two smashed over someone’s head, given the electric atmosphere in Carlson’s 3M Auditorium on this particular afternoon. But you couldn’t even find tickets to this event on Stub Hub if you tried, because the only cost of admission to this showdown was being a full-time Carlson MBA student. And what was the event, you ask? Well, it was the annual Net Impact Faculty Case Competition, of course!

Alumni Stories