Carlson Part-Time Distance MBA students will emerge from the program as part of a network of driven, experienced, and intelligent professionals. The program is offered primarily online, but provides opportunities for face-to-face networking, and virtual collaboration across the cohort of students.

  • Carlson School Orientation

    Your orientation to the Part-Time Distance MBA program will prepare you to succeed academically and professionally.  Hosted at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management in Minneapolis, orientation will be your opportunity to meet your fellow students, to discover your academic and career resources, and to get acquainted with the format of your online classes.

  • Virtual Community

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    As a Part-Time Distance MBA student, you will join a dedicated cohort of fellow students who progress through the curriculum together and forge connections with one another. Enjoy the benefits of a face-to-face student community virtually and through regular live programming offered by your MBA program staff.  

    Virtual Student Resources

    • Academic advising
    • Career coaching
    • Enhanced virtual services and technology support
  • A Powerful Network

    Connect to the broader Carlson School network and discover a new world of opportunities. Professionally, our students come from virtually every area of the business world, representing more than 36 different industries and hundreds of employers.

    The network is made up of:

    • 1,000+ part-time and executive MBA students
    • 220 full-time Carlson MBA students
    • 53,000+ Carlson School alumni in 95+ countries
    • 445,000+ University of Minnesota alumni
    • 142 full-time faculty
    • 55 career coaches, advisors, and staff
    • 2,500+ undergraduate Carlson School students
    • Thousands of family members and partners
    • Hundreds of partner companies and organizations