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Online MBA

The Carlson School's Online MBA program is on your schedule. No matter where you're located or where your career is headed, you're in control of your education. Get the flexibility you need to fit your lifestyle and your career goals.

  • New scholarships for fall 2023 applicants
  • 85% of graduates earned a promotion or switched roles/companies/industries within 4 months of graduation
  • 1:1 career support
  • GMAT waiver available
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Online MBA Program at a Glance

Add a powerful MBA from a top-ranked program, all on your schedule. Learn from internationally recognized faculty, join a powerful network, and customize your education to meet your career goals. With the Online MBA program, you're in control of education.

Your MBA on your time, online.

Getting an MBA is even more flexible with the Carlson School's Online MBA program. Finish the program in as little as two years or go at your own pace. No matter which you choose, the Online MBA offers the flexibility to suit your lifestyle and align with your career ambitions. 

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Start date
Fall (September); Spring
Flexible timeline - Average 3
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Work experience
Average 10 years of

On-campus experiences further enhance the Online MBA program. These experiences deepen students' connections to the broader Minneapolis-St. Paul business community and strengthen their professional network


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Online MBA is designed with the flexibility to fit your life. 

Online learning comes to life through video lectures, discussions, and team projects. Work alongside your cohort as you solve business problems in core courses. Then, customize your education with electives tailored to fit your interests. All of this can be completed at your own pace.


Online Learning Modalities


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Join a powerful community of business leaders.

As an Online MBA student, you'll meet classmates from virtually every area of the business world. Together, you'll solve complex business problems and work on virtual presentations. In the end, you'll join a global alumni network that's 55,000 strong.


Student & Alumni Profiles


Leverage top-notch career services

Connect with the Carlson School's Global Business Career Center (GBCC) virtually to access the career support you need. Work with a career coach to craft a career plan that will reach your goals. From career tests, mock interviews, and job search tools, the GBCC can help you on every step of your career journey.

  • 85% of graduates earned a promotion or switched roles/companies/industries within 4 months of graduation
  • 69% changed level or were promoted since starting the program
  • 61% average salary increase within 4 months of graduation


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An Investment in Your Future

An MBA is one of the best investments you can make. Increase your earning power, expand your network, and connect with companies here in Minnesota and around the world.

AVG. starting salary

Average starting salary for Carlson School Online MBA graduates.

PER credit COST

52 credits are required to graduate.

Earn back 41% of your investment

On average, graduates earn back 41% of their education costs within one year of graduation.

"The ability to attend from my house or my computer, wherever that may be, is hugely important and it makes my life much more efficient."
– Anna Veit, Class of 2023
“The Carlson School has an excellent reputation and offered me the flexibility that I didn’t see in other highly rated programs I looked at. In my field, I cannot afford to take time off to go to school full time, but I also have a tough schedule, so the flexibility of doing the accelerated program on my own time was vital.”
– Emily Trapani, Class of 2018, Senior Public Policy Professional at Equinix
"I chose Carlson due to its global focus and its relationships with leading corporations. Carlson's unique relationship with the Minneapolis-St. Paul business community gives us an opportunity to learn directly from leaders across diverse industries. These experiences are critical in supporting my growth in current and future roles!"
– Aaron Johnson, Class of 2023

Application Deadlines - Fall & Spring Start

Apply early and give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School's Online MBA program.

Spring (January start)

  • October 15
  • November 15
  • December 15

Fall (September start)

  • May 15
  • June 15
  • July 15

Stay Connected

If you have questions about the Online MBA program, please contact Joel Eaton.

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