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The Carlson MBA Program Office would like to invite you to campus for an exciting event designed to showcase life in the Full-Time MBA program, the Twin Cities, and our Carlson School community. We welcome anyone interested in and applying to the Carlson School’s Full-Time MBA program to attend these programs. Through a variety of interactions with MBA students, faculty, and community members, we will offer an exclusive look at our Full-Time MBA program and our diverse community. We welcome students of all backgrounds to attend this event – hopefully you’ll find that there’s something for everyone!

Visit Days offer the opportunity to come to campus and learn everything you need to know in one day. Visit any one of our events to engage with prospective and current students, learn more about your academic experience here and immerse yourself in the talented, diverse and inclusive community that is at the center of everything we do. This is a great opportunity to take the first step towards finding your home at the Carlson School.

Women's Visit Day - September 19th  

Medical Industry Visit Day - September 24th 

LGBTQ Visit Day - October 7th 

Tech Industry Visit Day - October 10th (consider staying for October 11th - Twin Cities Startup Week Job Market Career Fair, too!) - 


Itinerary for all Visit Days:

8-9:30 AM: Breakfast, Academics & Admissions Overview

9:55-11:35 AM: Class Visit Options

12-1:30 PM: Lunch with Current Students

1:30-4:30 PM: Career Guidance Appointment (typically 30 min), Admissions Advising Appointments (typically 30 min) or Admissions Interview (1 hour)

Evening: Social or Community Event

*note that since our Tech and Medical Industry Visit Days are tied to school events, the schedule will be altered. These will be posted as soon as we have a finalized conference schedule. 


Immerse yourself over two days in the Carlson School's student life, academic experience, community and alumni network. As an attendee of the event, you'll also receive an exclusive opportunity to receive an early admissions and scholarship decision by November 15th (see early application timeline below).

Registration has closed - email to inquire about late registration 

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Early Application Timeline

RSVP for CWC by October 4th

Submit your resume to by October 11th

Interview at the event Friday, October 18th

Submit your application by November 4th

Receive an admissions & scholarship decision by November 15th

The Carlson School is providing airfare stipends to go towards the costs of domestic and international flights, as well as complimentary hotel accommodations for our non-local attendees. Your stipend cannot be applied to a partner's airfare but partners are allowed to stay in a shared hotel room. Register now, as airfare stipends are limited. To be considered for an airfare stipend, you must register for the event and start an admissions application. The Carlson School will also reimburse mileage for students who prefer to drive. Once you register for the event, you will be contacted within two business days with more information on these travel details.

Did you receive a Golden Ticket by meeting with Carlson at a recruitment event? 

This is your chance to redeem! Register for one of these events and email to redeem your golden ticket.

Booking your Flight

After receiving confirmation of your registration for the event from our office, contact Group Travel with this information ready: Name as it is on Driver's License, Birth Date, Gender, Phone Number, Preferred travel date and time* for arrival and departure, and any Special Notes. They can be reached Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm CST: 952-746-3563 or 800-635-5488 or if you prefer emailing please send it to

 *Note programming will start and end times as you book your flights. If you have any questions, please email before booking.


Hotel Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown

Confirming your stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown: Please email your desired hotel dates. If you do not contact our office or request on your registration, we will not reserve a hotel room for you.

Address: 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Phone:  612-333-4646

Getting There: Hotel is accessible via the U.S. Bank Stadium Station Light-rail stop (blue line, call hotel at 612-333-4646 for pickup by hotel shuttle, shuttle available 7am-10:45pm) or the green line stop at Cedar/Riverside with brief walk. Taxi/Lyft/Uber from the airport is also an option, approx $40-$60 each way.

Check-In: You and any guests will need a photo ID at check-in. You can leave your luggage at the front desk if you need to when you arrive. Early check-in might be available, you can call the day of to see if you're able to check-in early. Regular check-in is at 3 PM and you'll have a break before dinner on Friday to check-in, if needed. 



Parking will be validated in the 19th Avenue Parking Ramp at the Carlson School of Management. There is also parking at the 21st Avenue Ramp nearby if the 19th Avenue Parking Ramp is full. 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. 

We're so excited to host you on campus and share an inside look at the Carlson School Full-Time MBA program. To help you get the most out of the experience, here are a few things to be thinking about before you attend: 

  • Take your GRE or GMAT
      • If you plan to take advantage of the early decision process for Connect with Carlson, make sure you have plenty of time for the scores to reach the Carlson School well in advance of the November 4th deadline. Keep in mind that GRE scores can take up to 4-5 weeks and GMAT scores can take 2-3 weeks.
  • Start an application and fill out at least the first four tabs (Program Selection, Term Selection, Biographical Information, Personal Background)
  • Begin to develop your best resume and personal statement. 

It's best if you do not submit your application before attending, as we will have programming working on your application materials at these visit programs. You'll also be able to add in any information learned while visiting!

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