MBA

Become the leader you were meant to be. Recognized as one of the top business schools in the country, the Carlson School promises a prestigious world-class education that will keep you on the forefront of the ever-changing business landscape. 

The Carlson MBA offers access to award-winning faculty and an international network of esteemed alumni, opportunities for global exploration and hands-on projects with real clients, lifelong connections to a diverse and supportive community of peers, and so much more. 

No matter your career journey or work situation, there's a top-rated Carlson MBA program to fit your needs and your schedule.

  • Full-time MBA

    • A fully-immersive program for working professionals and aspiring career changers
    • Classes held throughout the day and week
    • Average of four years work experience
    • Two-year program
    • Work on high-profile projects for cutting-edge companies through an Enterprise Program
    • Spend two weeks overseas exploring global business enterprises as part of the Global Enrichment Program

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  • Part-Time MBA

    • A top-ranked program tailored for working professionals and aspiring career enhancers
    • Classes held evenings, weekends, online, and in condensed formats
    • Average of four years work experience
    • Complete program in average of 3.5 years
    • The only Part-time MBA program in the region that offers immersive, experiential learning
    • Ranked No. 11 among 2014 Best Business Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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  • Execultive MBA - Minneapolis

    • An intense program to groom experienced professionals for more challenging executive roles
    • Classes held on alternate weekends
    • Average of 14 years professional experience
    • 20-month, four-semester program
    • Ranked No. 24 Top Executive MBA Programs by Bloomberg BusinessWeek
    • Leadership programming develops executive presence and personal skills while focusing on goal setting

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  • Executive MBA - Vienna

    • An Executive MBA program with courses primarily held in Vienna, Austria
    • Offered in partnership with the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)
    • Culminates in dual MBA degrees from the Carlson School and the WU
    • Classes held in modular format, four consecutive days per month
    • 14-month continuous program
    • Ranked No. 9 globally for “International students rank” by The Financial Times
    • Offers four overseas residency modules in China, India, Russia, and the United States

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  • Executive MBA - China

    • An Executive MBA program with courses primarily held in Guangzhou, China
    • Offered in partnership with Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University
    • Culminates in an MBA degree from the Carlson School
    • Classes held for two consecutive weekends per month
    • Two-year program, with summers off
    • Ranked No. 1 joint Executive MBA program in China by EMBA Times International Media
    • Offers an overseas residency module in the United States

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  • Dual Degrees

    The Dual Degree program enables high-achieving students to develop sought-after business expertise that complements their graduate curriculum. Earn a Carlson School MBA in addition to the following degrees in less than two years of additional study.  

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