What is MBA in Two?

MBA in Two is a selective, deferred admissions program designed specifically for domestic undergraduate seniors. Students apply and receive a decision during their senior year; if admitted, they venture into the workplace to gain two years of professional experience before entering the Carlson Full-Time MBA program.

Who Are We Looking For?

MBA in Two students demonstrate leadership, collaborative capabilities, and strong academics. Students interested in pursuing professional careers in any industry that places a premium on leadership and management skills are encouraged to apply.

Full-Time MBA Experiential Learning

The Carlson Enterprises offer unique, hands-on learning opportunities over a 15-month period. Students collaborate and work directly with corporate clients (many of them Fortune 500s) to manage consulting projects in branding and marketing, management consulting, new business ventures, and funds investments.

Additional hands-on learning opportunities are available through the Medical Industry Leadership Institute, Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship, and Juran Center for Research in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality.

Global 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. Additional international opportunities are available through the Carlson Global Institute.

Career Guidance

Our world-class Graduate Business Career Center offers extensive services and resources to help students with all aspects of career development. Career coaching, mock interviews, industry-focused sessions, company visits, internship placement, and job offer negotiation strategies are just a few of the ways we connect you to—and prepare you for—the world outside our doors.


Students in the Full-Time MBA program quickly discover the breadth of networking opportunities available at Carlson. From engaging with leaders of multinational companies and creating connections during your global experience to attending local networking events and joining professional and cultural organizations, the chances to build your professional connections are endless.