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.

By the Numbers


of graduates received job offers 90 days after graduation


U.S. public university business faculty for intellectual contributions


internship offers for the class of 2016


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


for return on investment among top business schools - Bloomberg

The Carlson MBA Advantage

  • Join the Network: 53,000+ alumni in 95 countries
  • Get Personal Attention: One on one 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: 90 percent of 2014 graduates received employment offers within 90 days of graduation

November 24, 2015

One of the first things I learned when I began business school was that we used a lot of frameworks.  Despite ample experience applying seemingly simple frameworks to any number of challenges, I still must admit I was a little flummoxed when introduced to a new framework this fall. I decided to enroll in a marketing class called Persuasion and Influence taught by a Professor named Vladas Griskevicius.  Vlad informed us that when trying to influence others, we had essentially six levers upon which to pull: reciprocity, commitment and consistency, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity.  As class wrapped up this past week, I spent a little bit of time reflecting on these principles and how they apply to my life as a student today.

Alumni Stories