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 14, 2014

Bananas? Ninja Turtles? Human Jelly Bellys? If you have celebrated the one day of the year where you get to dress up in a costume, then you know the joys of Halloween. Or maybe that day for you is St. Patrick’s Day, in which case you relish the chance to show off your kilt – which we’ll leave you to it and just focus on Halloween for now. If you have participated in Halloween, then you can recall running around through your neighborhood as a kid, going door to door and filling up on candy and goodies. Once high school hit, trick or treating and wearing costumes were definitely not the things to do, and anyone who did was obviously an adolescent. What better time to brush off those costume wearing skills then when in a full time MBA program?

Alumni Stories