Important news about the Industry MBA Program

The Industry MBA program is undergoing curriculum review and is not accepting applications for summer 2018. Considerations for curriculum redesign include extending the Industry MBA program into an expanded online MBA format through the Part-time Distance MBA that would increase elective course options and allow students to extend their length of study.  Learn more about the Part-Time Distance MBA.


The Industry MBA Program will develop leaders with an understanding of legislative and policy initiatives, combined with sophisticated management expertise. Supplement your policy knowledge by completing a curriculum that spans leadership, management, and business fundamentals, along with in-depth industry training.

Your courses are taught by nationally renowned expert faculty and executive-level professionals with a wealth of experience across four key industries in which innovation is required for continued growth.

Leaders with an understanding of legislative and policy initiatives in these areas and sophisticated management expertise are in high demand across the globe.

The Industry MBA Program leverages Carlson School's connections with the thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul business community - home to global corporations in healthcare, energy, technology, and finance - to deliver cutting edge knowledge in these four highly-regulated industries

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    The clean energy landscape is growing rapidly in Minnesota: the number of clean energy businesses has increased 122 percent since 2000. 

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    In 2015, Minnesota was named the fast-growing state for technology jobs in the United States. 

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    A healthcare industry hub, Minnesota is home to thousands of healthcare organizations and more than 500 FDA-approved medical technology manufacturers. 

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    Minnesota is one of the nation’s leading financial centers, offering banking, insurance, securities, and investment services from some of the most stable and trusted institutions in the country


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