MBA in Two

What is MBA in Two?

MBA in Two is a selective, deferred admissions program designed specifically for undergraduate seniors. Students apply and receive a decision during their senior year; if admitted, they venture into the workplace to gain two years of professional experience before entering the Carlson Full-Time MBA program.

Who Are We Looking For?

MBA in Two students demonstrate leadership, collaborative capabilities, and strong academics. Students interested in pursuing professional careers in any industry that places a premium on leadership and management skills are encouraged to apply.

Experiential Learning

The Carlson Enterprises offer unique, hands-on learning opportunities over a 15-month period. Students collaborate and work directly with corporate clients (many of them Fortune 500s) to manage consulting projects in branding and marketing, management consulting, new business ventures, and funds investments.

Additional hands-on learning opportunities are available through the Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, and Juran Center for Research in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality.

Global Experience

Carlson's Global Discovery Program, unique among public business schools, gives Full-Time MBA students the chance to learn the language of business and explore topics on a global stage. Additional global education opportunities are available through the Global Enrichment programs.

Career Guidance

Our world-class Graduate Business Career Center offers extensive services and resources to help students with all aspects of career development. Career coaching, mock interviews, industry-focused sessions, company visits, internship placement, and job offer negotiation strategies are just a few of the ways we connect you to—and prepare you for—the world outside our doors.


Students in the Full-Time MBA program quickly discover the breadth of networking opportunities available at Carlson. From engaging with leaders of multinational companies and creating connections during your global experience to attending local networking events and joining professional and cultural organizations, the chances to build your professional connections are endless.

Apply for MBA in Two

Learn more about the application process at MBA in Two Admissions.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about MBA in Two, the Carlson MBA Programs Office invites you to meet one-on-one with a representative from the MBA Admissions Team. Please contact Christine Foster, Associate Director of Admissions & Recruiting, at or 612-626-2954 to schedule an informational interview.