Academic Experience

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.

STEM-Designated Management Science MBA


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


Prepare to succeed in the rigorous first semester by taking accounting, finance, and economics courses online in the summer prior to year one.


Get started with core courses that lay a solid foundation of knowledge in key business disciplines.


Choose among more than 70 elective courses spanning six specializations designed to help you tailor your MBA and pursue your unique path.

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.

Four Enterprise Programs to choose from: 

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International Experience

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.

MBA students


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


MBA Program

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.

Aks Zaheer Elected Deputy Dean of the Fellows of SMS

World Class Faculty

Aks Zaheer

Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Strategic Management


By the Numbers


World's Best Business School Professors

(Aks Zaheer & Myles Shaver) - Poets & Quants


Management Research Productivity

Ranked by Texas A&M University


Tenured Track Faculty


Endowed Chairs & Professorships

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