Strike a balance between work and school with the Carlson School's Part-Time MBA program. Gain the skills you need to take the next step in your organization or redefine your career path, all at your own pace.
- #10 Best Part-Time MBA - U.S. News & World Report (2022)
- 84% of graduates earned a promotion, switched company/roles/industries
- Flexible format designed to fit your lifestyle
- GMAT waiver available
Part-Time MBA Program at a Glance
At the Carlson School, the working professional is always top of mind. See how the Part-Time MBA can help you reach your career goals, build your network, and sharpen your business acumen all at your own pace.
One of the most flexible top-ranked MBAs in the nation
Earn an MBA on your terms. With evening, weekend, and online courses available, you have the flexibility to fit classes into your busy life. Complete the program in as little as 2½ years or take more time while balancing work and life.
We offer several different course formats within our traditional fall, spring, and summer semesters. Most of the classes are offered in the evening during the week and on Saturdays. You can spend less time traveling to and from school by taking most of your courses online and in condensed formats.
Tailor your classes to your professional interests.
Tailor your Part-Time MBA coursework to fit your career goals. In addition to your core courses, choose electives to customize the program to your interests. From finance to the medical industry, gain the knowledge you need in a specific field.
The Carlson MBA experience will transform you personally and professionally.
In the Part-Time MBA program, you'll get a well-rounded education both inside and outside the classroom.
In the classroom, you'll develop your leadership skills with specialized programming. You'll also expand your global learning through an international experience.
Outside the classroom, you'll learn from your peers, who are among the best and brightest students in the world. Each student brings unique expertise to enrich the program for everyone.
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No matter your career aspirations, the Carlson School is here to support you.
The Twin Cities is home to Fortune 500 companies, new startups, and everything in between. To help get you there, work with the Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) to search for jobs, polish your resume, and practice your interview skills. It's a one-stop-shop to help you on every step of your career journey.
- 84% of graduates earned a promotion or switched roles/companies/industries within 4 months of graduation
- 65% changed level or were promoted since starting the program
- 50% average salary increase within four months of graduation
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.
$111,477 average starting salary
Average starting salary for the Carlson School Part-Time MBA graduates
The cost of your education is determined by the number of credits you need to graduate. The graduation credit requirement is 52.
Earn back 41% of your investment
On average, graduates earn back 41% of their education costs within one year of graduation. Learn more about the impact of career services on your Carlson School MBA experience.
Take the next step
Apply early and give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School's Part-Time MBA program.
Start Date Application Deadlines Spring October 15, November 15, and December 15 Fall May 15, June 15, and July 15
If you have questions about the Part-Time MBA program, please contact Joel Eaton.