Reach your career goals faster than you ever thought possible. Ranked No. 15 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report, the Carlson Part-Time MBA program offers the edge you need to get ahead, and the flexibility to keep pace with your demanding lifestyle. The up-to-the-minute curriculum imparts a comprehensive understanding of business, and focused elective courses allow you to customize your studies to develop a specific area of expertise.

Discover the Carlson School community, where the instructors know you by name, and your fellow classmates are just as accomplished and inquisitive as you are.


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The Carlson MBA Advantage

  • Join the Network: 50,000+ alumni in 95 countries
  • Get Personal Attention: 1 on 1 support from faculty
  • Explore International Business: Education abroad programs in 29 countries
  • Attend Class on Your Schedule: Courses offered 7 days a week and online
  • Set Your Own Pace: Complete the program in 3-7 years
  • Learn from Experts: No. 3 for intellectual contributions in business among U.S. public universities
  • Apply Lessons Immediately: Put what you learn into practice at work the very next day
  • 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

Student Perspectives

About 6 months ago I suddenly realized that I had reached the tipping point in my MBA career. For 4 years I had been trying to squeeze more and more value out of the MBA program - expanding my network...

What Sets Carlson School Apart