Executive MBA - Minneapolis

Specifically designed for those with at least six years of career experience, the intimate 2-year Carlson Executive MBA at the University of Minnesota lets you share the classroom with your EMBA peers, who are all leaders from diverse backgrounds.

Your professional experiences enrich the Carlson School’s Executive MBA learning environment and provide the foundation for a lasting network of EMBA friends and colleagues who will be with you long after the program ends. In addition to the academic focus which will supplement your professional experience, you will get to know your classmates through the Executive MBA program’s cohort model. You start, proceed through, and finish the program in a dedicated group of EMBA students, enabling you to forge deep connections with one another.


among U.S.-based Executive MBA programs -Financial Times (2020)


Top 50 U.S. Executive MBA programs - Poets & Quants for Executives (2021)


among U.S. EMBA Programs - The Economist (2020)

Carlson Advantage

Experience and Knowledge

You'll learn from Executive MBA faculty who are conducting groundbreaking business research and recognized leaders in their fields. From here, you'll develop strategic capabilities and problem-solving skills you can translate from the Executive MBA classroom directly to your work.

Relationships and Tools

In the Executive MBA program, you'll join a cohort of experienced professionals who span dozens of industries. This will help you build the skills and knowledge to achieve your full leadership potential and accelerate your career. 


Focus on learning while our dedicated team takes care of everything else. From getting your books to enrolling you in classes, the Carlson School’s Executive MBA program is here to help you succeed.

Nurtured in Medicine, Shaped by Business

Dr. Gaurang Daftary, '17 CEMBA, wanted to maximize his impact in healthcare by supplementing his medical expertise with business acumen.

A Slam Dunk Education

Kyle Burkhardt, a current Carlson Executive MBA student and the director of strategy and insights for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, commutes over 3,000 miles roundtrip every other week from his home in Los Angeles to weekend classes in Minneapolis. Why? Well, the Minnesota native knew his hometown university offered him everything he was looking for.

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