Industry MBA

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.

Graduate Business Career Center

The Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) offers a wide range of services and resources to help Carlson School students prepare for career advancement and job searches.

Career Support

The GBCC's professional career coaches will help you discover the career best suited to your interests, educational background, and professional goals. Some of the ways we can help are:

  • Career exploration
    Learning about yourself, the world of work, and where you best fit is an important first step for a successful business career, and GBCC provides valuable resources for this exploration process.

  • Interview Preparation
    All graduate students can conduct a practice interview with a career coach and get immediate feedback on their interviewing skills.

  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
    We'll help you customize your resume and cover letter to a specific type of employment opportunity.

  • Job search tools
    A well-planned job search strategy can help you stay focused and gain a competitive edge, whether launching or advancing your career, and we have several tools to make your job search easier and more efficient.

  • Networking
    We'll get you started with networking, both formally and informally. Networking is a process of connecting and building relationships with professionals, and involves giving and receiving help, information, and advice.

  • Offer Evaluation and Negotiation
    Talk one-on-one with a coach and obtain valuable Employment Statistics to help you make the most out of your offer.

  • Library resources
    We have the best, most up-to-date books on job search strategy, interviewing, resumes, and cover letters. You can check books out with your student ID at the GBCC office.

  • One-on-One Career Coaching
    Need career advice? Our professional career coaches can help with all aspects of your career development. From defining a business career that fits you best to negotiating job offers, your career coach will be with you every step of the way.

  • Express Advising
    Have a quick question and need to talk to a coach? GBCC coaches are "on call" several times throughout the week to answer your questions without having to make an appointment.

  • Career Exploration Workshop
    The Career Exploration Workshop is held annually in Washington DC. In this workshop, Industry MBA students will use two career assessment tools to help them focus on their unique strengths and differentiators as they work on determining what jobs, industries, and companies will be the best fit for them. We will also discuss other ways for Industry MBA students to explore what is important to them in a job, and how this will play into their job search, career goal-setting, and lifetime career management. Students who are not able to travel to Washington DC for the workshop can complete the career assessments and discuss the results with one of our career coaches.

  • Career Treks
    Each year the GBCC organizes Career Treks in different cities across the US such as San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and Austin. Over the course of a week, Carlson MBA students have the opportunity to visit leading companies, network with distinguished alumni, and explore career opportunities.


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