The Carlson School Full-Time MBA program is rigorous, hands-on, and global. As one of the first business schools to offer experiential learning as a standard part of its curriculum, the Carlson School is an established leader in preparing students to face the complex challenges of today's global marketplace.

  • Courses

    A fully customizable, intensive curriculum comprised of 64 credits across two academic years.

    • Launch: Prepare to succeed in the rigorous first semester by taking accounting, finance, and economics courses online in the summer prior to year one.
    • Core: Get started with core courses that lay a solid foundation of knowledge in key business disciplines.
    • Electives: Choose among more than 70 elective courses spanning six specializations designed to help you tailor your MBA and pursue your unique path.

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  • Experiential Learning

    The Carlson School Enterprise Programs and experiential-learning-focused curriculum challenge MBA students to solve real business problems for leading client businesses that expect real-world results.

    4 Enterprise Programs to choose from:


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    • International Experience

      All students embark on an international experience to develop essential business skills required for success in a global economy. Customize your experience by choosing the destination, format, and duration that fits you.

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    • Specializations

      In addition to foundational business skills and knowledge, students can gain expertise in specific areas by pursuing one of Carlson's seven specializations.

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    • Leadership Development

      Carlson Full-Time MBA students will develop their leadership toolkit from day one of the program, through graduation. Themes will focus on leading self, leading others, and leading organizations.

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  • World Class Faculty


    • Aks Zaheer

      Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management

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  • By the Numbers

    • 2

      World's Best Business School Professors

      (Aks Zaheer & Myles Shaver) - Poets & Quants

    • #1

      Management Research Productivity

      Ranked by Texas A&M University

    • 112

      Tenured Track Faculty

    • 37

      Endowed Chairs & Professorships