The Carlson School is ranked No. 3 among the best business schools in the nation for information systems (U.S. News & World Report, 2015). The Carlson MBA program provides everything you need to break into or accelerate your career in technology; a world-class technology and business management curriculum, career treks to Silicon Valley and Seattle, business technology club events, supportive alumni, specialized coaching, networking opportunities, and more. 


Technology Career Opportunities

Carlson MBAs receive offers from some of the most innovative and fastest growing tech companies in the world. A sampling of companies that hired a recent Carlson MBA:

TECH COMPANIES

 

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING FIRMS
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  • accenture
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Alumni Network

The Carlson School's large and active alumni network has deep knowledge and ties in the technology sector. Carlson MBA students also become part of the broader University of Minnesota community, which includes hundreds of alumni at startups and top tech companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook.

NOTABLE ALUMNI
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  • Ryan Aytay
    SVP, Product Management Salesforce

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  • Addie Braun
    Head of Industry - Branding Google


Academics

The Carlson MBA curriculum provide students with the tools, knowledge, and experience to lead in a data-driven, digital age.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

3 Enterprises - Ventures, Consulting, Brand

Experiential learning is at the core of the Carlson MBA experience. MBA students with an interest in technology typically choose one of the three Enterprise programs - Ventures, Brand, or Consulting - where they gain firsthand experience working with leading companies to help solve real business problems.

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Popular MBA Courses

  • Business Intelligence
  • Digital Marketing
  • Information Technology Management
  • Information Technologies and Solutions
  • Advanced Business Intelligence

Access Business Analytics Courses

The Carlson School Master of Science Business Analytics (MSBA) program shapes professionals who leverage big datat to identify business opportunities, and apply their findings to take action. Carlson MBA students with prior experience are permitted to take MSBA courses such as Harvesting Big Data and Predictive Analytics

SPOTLIGHT FACULTY
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  • Ravi Bapna
    Board of Overseers Professorship in Information and Decision Sciences


Beyond the Classroom

FEATURED CLUB

Business Technology Club (BTC)

The Business Technology Club is a student-led organization committed to connecting Carlson MBA students with employment and educational opportunites in high-technology and tech consulting.

FEATURED EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Carlson Goes West (Career Trek)

An annual MBA career trek led by the Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) that takes place in the fall. Carlson MBAs have the opportunity to visit leading companies, network with distinguished alumni, and explore career opportunities in San Francisco, Seattle, or both. Recent company site visits have included LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, Sephora and Seagate.

Tech Cities

Tech Cities brings together professionals, digital thought leaders, and educators to the Carlson School campus to help chart the future of Minnesota tech.

 

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