The Carlson School shapes in-demand supply chain and operations (SCO) talent, whose expertise is sought by employers spanning a variety of industries. The Carlson MBA program offers a curriculum led by the most active researchers in the country, and connects students with leading employers seeking candidates to fulfill a wide variety of supply chain opportunities.

Career Opportunities

The following are among a wide array of employers that recruit Carlson MBA students for supply chain management or operations roles:

Alumni Network

Carlson MBA graduates are leading flourishing careers at top companies:

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  • Thomas Staggs
    COO, Disney

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  • John Mulligan
    COO, Target

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  • Andrew Cecere
    COO, US Bank

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  • Bennett Morgan
    President & COO, Polaris Industries

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  • Michael Hoffman
    Chairman, CEO & President, Toro Company


Not only do students discover the latest supply chain & operations concepts and trends in the classroom, they get opportunities to apply new lessons to emerging issues in a real-world business environment.

Top-Ranked Faculty

Carlson MBA students engage with internationally renowned researchers, and an innovative supply chain curriculum that prepares them to thrive as managers and leaders. The Carlson School Supply Chain and Operations department is ranked No. 4 in the nation for research productivity.

Popular MBA Courses

  • Global Supply Chain Operations
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma
  • Forecasting
  • Managing Supply Chain Operations
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  • Kevin Linderman
    Curtis L. Carlson Professor in Supply Chain and Operations

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  • Sarah Gisser
    Managing Director, Carlson Consulting Enterprise

Beyond the Classroom

The Carlson School offers a variety of clubs and organizations for students to explore supply chain beyond the classroom and expand their networks.


Supply Chain & Operations Club

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Club strives to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities, career paths, trends, and issues in operations management. Members hear from experienced speakers, take plant tours, participate in discussion panels, interact with faculty, and more.