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 Minnesota is home to 18 Fortune 500 companies (two infographics under one headline)
  • Work on Real-World Projects: 1-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities
  • Get Noticed by Top Companies: 154 leading companies hired Carlson School grads in 2013 AND 93% of grads received employment offers within 90 days of graduation (two infographics under one headline)

Student Perspectives

Posted: May 12, 2014

In my two years in the Carlson MBA program I have had the opportunity to work with dozens (maybe even hundreds?) of prospective students as they explore the program and try to figure out if it's right for them. Though every meeting, student, and story is different, there is one common thread--one question that is always, without doubt going to be asked: What's your best advice for me as an incoming student? Well, here it is, the moment everyone asks for--my absolute best advice. I could talk for hours, so instead I'm limiting myself to [an arbitrary number of] five points. :)

Alumni Stories