The Carlson MBA program imparts the essential knowledge crucial for success in corporate finance, security analysis and portfolio management, investment and commercial banking, and risk management careers. Join the Carlson Funds Enterprise to get hands-on experience managing nearly $40 million in assets—one of the largest student-managed funds in the United States.

Finance Career Opportunities

The following are among a wide array of employers that hired a recent Carlson MBA student for investment management, corporate finance, or investment banking roles:


Alumni Network

Carlson MBA graduates are leading flourishing careers at top companies.

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    John Stumpf
    President & CEO, Wells Fargo
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    David Solomon
    CEO, Lazard Middle Market
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    Timothy McLevish
    CFO, Walgreens


Not only do students discover the latest finance concepts and trends in the classroom, they get opportunities to manage real funds.

CFA Partner School

The Carlson School is recognized as a CFA Program Partner, which ensures the curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited for preparing graduates to sit for the CFA exam.

Popular MBA Courses

  • Corporate Finance Analysis and Decisions
  • Advanced Financial Modeling
  • Portfolio Analysis & Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Debt Markets, Interest Rates, and Hedging

Finance Beyond the Classroom

The Carlson School offers a variety of clubs for students to explore finance beyond the classroom and expand their networks.


Finance Club

The Finance Club is committed to fostering a passion for financial careers, providing necessary skill-building opportunities, and building a lasting network of financial professionals as alumni.