The Carlson MBA Programs Office is thrilled to welcome you to campus on November 7 and 8! We have an exciting weekend planned for you and cannot wait to showcase our Full-Time MBA program and engage you in an rousing case competition among your peers.

Important details about the event can be found below. If you do have any questions about the event or can no longer attend, please email us at ftmba@umn.edu or call 612-625-5555.

We look forward to an exciting event with you!

The MBA Admissions Team


Here is the PDF iconMBA Diversity Event Tentative Agenda (375.18 KB) for November 7-8. Please expect to receive an updated agenda upon arrival.


The event begins at 8:00 AM for both Friday and Saturday.


The dress code for the event on Friday is business casual. The dress code for Saturday is casual.

Case Competition

As part of the event, prospective candidates will participate in a live case competition on Friday, November 7 presented and judged by the Washburn Center for Children. In advance, Professor Toh asks that you familiarize yourself with a different case; please expect these materials to be emailed to you on November 3. Other than familiarizing yourself with the case, no prior case competition experience is necessary, or expected. This is your opportunity to have fun, learn, and begin your MBA program already prepared with case competition experience!


We understand the importance of including family when making an important decision to go back to school full-time. We look forward to welcoming your spouse or partner for the weekend.

Please note, your guest is welcome to participate in the entire weekend, except during the case competition prep. Guests will be allotted free time during the case competition.


Directions & Parking Information

Directions to the Carlson School of Management

Parking on both Friday and Saturday will be provided in the 19th Avenue Parking Ramp. As you enter the ramp, please take a ticket. We will provide you with a parking voucher upon check-in that will cover the cost of parking.


Hotel Accommodations

If you haven't indicated other overnight arrangements to us, a hotel room has been reserved for you at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown. If you have any questions about your reservation, email us.


On Thursday, we request that you arrange your own transportation from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

On Friday and Saturday, if you are staying at the Courtyard Marriott, transportation will be provided to and from the Carlson School. More details will follow on November 3.

On Saturday, if you have indicated that you need a ride to the airport, our team will provide transportation from the Carlson School to MSP departing at approximately 2:15 p.m.