The Carlson Part-Time MBA program provides a relevant, rich, and rigorous academic experience. Divided between required core courses and electives—nearly 100 in all—the curriculum imparts a broad understanding of the entire business enterprise. In addition to required courses, you will customize your electives to explore specific aspects of business in greater depth to become more skilled in the subjects that are important to you.

  • Program Structure

    As the most flexible top-ranked MBA in the nation, the Carlson Part-Time MBA curriculum can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. Students choose the quantity of credits they take each semester, and can increase or reduce their course load throughout the program.

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      On campus (weeknights)

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      Global Experience

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  • Courses

    A fully customizable, intensive curriculum comprised of 52 credits.

    • Core Courses

      Get started with core coursesthat lay a solid foundation of knowledge in key business disciplines

    • Electives

      Choose from nearly 100 elective courses spanning six specializations designed to help you tailor your MBA and pursue your unique career path

    • Experiential Learning

      Tackle real-world business challenges in the classroom with the Medical Industry Valuation Labratory, new product design classes, and global business practicums. 

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    • Specializations

      In addition to foundational business skills and knowledge, students can gain expertise in specific areas by pursuing one of Carlson's seven specializations.

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    • Leadership Development

      Carlson Part-Time MBA students will develop their leadership toolkit from day one of the program, through graduation.

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    • International Experience

      All students embark on an international experience to develop essential business skills required for success in a global economy. Customize your experience by choosing the destination, format, and duration that fits you.

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  • World-Class Faculty

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    • Mary Zellmer-Bruhn

      Associate Professor - Work & Organizations

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      World's Best Business School Professors

      (Aks Zaheer & Myles Shaver) - Poets & Quants

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      Management Research Productivity

      Ranked by Texas A&M University