The Carlson Executive MBA is a comprehensive program that includes tuition, books, class materials, meals, parking, and most costs for the domestic and international residencies. Covered costs of the international residency include lodging, ground transportation to and from all official visits, cultural excursions planned by the program, inter-country flights (if applicable) and some meals. Airfare from the US and to the US is not included.

Tuition for the class of 2016 (students entering the program in the fall of 2014) is currently not set. The total cost will be divided evenly over four semesters. There is also a $750 non-refundable confirmation fee due upon acceptance of admission. The confirmation fee is not part of the total tuition fee. A new confirmation fee will be required for students wishing to defer admission.


The University's billing and payment system generates electronic tuition bills for all students. You will receive notification by e-mail (to your U of M account) when your bill is ready to be viewed online. 
Log in to the UMN pay system to:

  • Review tuition bills
  • Review billing and payment history
  • Pay tuition bills online by automatically deducting the amount from a checking or savings account
  • Download and print a copy of the bill if you want to pay by check
  • Set up authorized payers to view and pay your bills online

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Minnesota FAFSA federal school code is 003969. Prospective students may complete the FAFSA at any time; the office of financial aid will automatically process the application after the student has been admitted.

The Carlson MBA programs have a dedicated financial aid representative available to answer questions about loan programs:

James Parker
MBA Financial Aid Coordinator

Third Party Billing

For those of you whose companies are reimbursing your tuition costs, they can be billed directly through the Third Party Billing Office. You will need to fill out the External Billing Authorization Form which is to be directly submitted to:

Third Party Billing
160 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-8559
Fax: 612-626-0387


  • 612-625-5555