Program Structure

The Carlson Online MBA program offers the flexibility for students to tailor their studies to meet their individual career needs. Establish a foundation of fundamental business knowledge through core classes that cover everything from marketing to supply chain and operations. Build your expertise by choosing from a wide variety of electives that match your professional interests and career goals. Below is just one example of how the Online MBA program can be sequenced to fit your needs. 

Online MBA Program Structure

OMBA Year 1
OMBA Year 2
OMBA Year 3

Online MBA Electives

Our Online MBA is designed with the flexibility to fit your life. In addition to our online format courses, any courses demarcated with an asterisk (*) is offered in a condensed format. 

  • ACCT 6100 Financial Statement Analysis - 2 credits
  • MBA 6035 Managerial Accounting - 3 credits
  • ENTR 6020 Business Formation - 4 credits
  • ENTR 6021 Preparing/Implementing Bus Plan - 2 credits
  • ENTR 6037 Corporate Venturing - 2 credits
  • ENTR 6090 Special Topics - credits vary
  • FINA 6123 Financial Services Industry - 2 credits
  • FINA 6322 Financial Modeling - 2 credits
  • FINA 6422 Special Topics - credits vary
  • HRIR/MGMT 6465 Leadership Development - 2 credits*

All graduate level global enrichment and global immersion programs offered by the Carlson Global Institute can count as MBA electives. If you are interested in applying, email cgi@umn.edu

Explore program offerings

  • IDSC 6050 Information Tech, & Solutions - 2 credits
  • IDSC 6490 Special Topics - credits vary
  • MCOM 5500 Exec. Image Communications - 2 credits
  • MCOM 5510 Persuasive Writing in Business - 2 credits
  • MCOM 5530 Strat. & Skills for Managerial Pres. - 2 credits
  • MGMT 6004 Negotiation Strategies - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6032 Strategic Alliances - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6033 Managing Strategy Process - 2 credits
  • MGMT 6035 Complex, Cross-Cultural Neg. - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6040 Competing Globally - 2 credits
  • MGMT 6050 Management of Innovation - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6084 Management of Teams - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6310 Cross-Cultural Management - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6410 Corporate Responsibility - 2 credits*
  • MGMT 6100 Special Topics - credits vary (available both online and in condensed format)
  • MKTG 6050 Bus. Research Methods - 2 credits*
  • MKTG 6072 International Marketing - 4 credits
  • MKTG 6084 Persuasion & Influence - 2 credits*
  • MKTG 6085 Harness Consumer Irrationality - 2 credits*
  • MKTG 6086 Digital Marketing 2 credits*
  • MKTG 6088 Strategic Marketing - 2 credits
  • MKTG 6090 Special Topics - credits vary*
  • MBA 6403 Energy Industry - 2 credits
  • MBA 6990 Special Topics - credits vary
  • MILI 6562 IT in Healthcare - 2 credits
  • MILI 6589 Medical Technology Evaluation - 2 credits (partially online)
  • MILI 6963 Healthcare Analytics - 2 credits
  • MILI 6990 The Healthcare Marketplace - 2 credits
  • SCO 6041 Project Management - 2 credits*
  • SCO 6048 Logistics & Transportation - 2 credits
  • SCO 6090 Sales, Inventory & Ops Planning - 2 credits
  • SCO 6192 Supply Chain Finance - 2 credits
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