Program Structure

Whether you’re looking to fast-track your program or to take your time and engage the full host of activities and opportunities at the Carlson School, the Part-Time MBA Program flexes to fit into your busy life. Customize your program to meet your priorities.

To help you envision your path to an MBA, we’ve mapped out three example degree completion tracks:

> Flexible Timeline: If finishing your degree in as little time as possible is your goal, you can complete the program in as little as 2.5 years by following the example illustrated below. This is just one way to manage your program timeline. If your career involves a lot of travel or you experience a major life event, you can choose to take fewer classes for a period to balance your schedule. 

> Flexible Commute: Spend less time traveling to and from school by taking most of your courses online and in condensed formats. The number and variety of classes available in these formats continue to increase. If limiting your time on campus, minimizing your commute, and maintaining geographic flexibility are part of what you are looking for in a program, online and condensed format courses will support completing your degree on your terms.

> Functional Immersion: Take elective courses and engage in opportunities beyond the classroom to develop expertise in a career sector that interests you. You can choose to specialize in entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, and more. Meet your career goals by focusing on the subjects that matter most to you.

These are three examples of possible approaches to completing your MBA degree. You have the power to complete your degree on your timeline, with limited in-person coursework, or with a specialization that matches your career goals. The flexibility offered by the Carlson School empowers students to map degree paths that are as individual as they are. 

Flexible Timeline


KEY

  • Classes meet at the Carlson School one night per week on Monday - Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoon.
  • Classes available online.
  • Classes meet at the Carlson School for three full days throughout a 2-week, 3-week, or 6-week period. Fridays or Saturdays.
  • Participate in a global enrichment experience held outside the United States or take a four-credit course held at the Carlson School.

YEAR 1


YEAR 2


YEAR 3

 

Flexible Commute


KEY

  • Classes meet at the Carlson School one night per week on Monday - Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoon.
  • Classes available online.
  • Classes meet at the Carlson School for three full days throughout a 2-week, 3-week, or 6-week period. Fridays or Saturdays.
  • Participate in a global enrichment experience held outside the United States or take a four-credit course held at the Carlson School.

YEAR 1


YEAR 2


YEAR 3


YEAR 4

 

Functional Immersion


KEY

  • Classes meet at the Carlson School one night per week on Monday - Thursday evenings or Saturday afternoon.
  • Classes available online.
  • Classes meet at the Carlson School for three full days throughout a 2-week, 3-week, or 6-week period. Fridays or Saturdays.
  • Participate in a global enrichment experience held outside the United States or take a four-credit course held at the Carlson School.

YEAR 1


YEAR 2


YEAR 3


YEAR 4