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

November 23, 2014

So you think you've cracked it, don’t you? Got into a premier US B-school, so the hard part is surely over? Well, not exactly! In fact one of the first things they teach you here is that it’s going to get a lot tougher, so buckle up for a ride. It’s been barely a month since I landed in the US and it really does not feel out of place. While that is partly due to the fact that you hardly get any time to be home-sick, mostly it is due to the amazing people you have around you. The staff, professors, alums and fellow students all chip-in to make you feel right at home. If you want that ‘personal touch’ from your program, you have come to the right place.

Alumni Stories