Academic Experience

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.

start date
Compressed Weekends
Online & On-Campus
work experience
Global experience

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A fully customizable, intensive curriculum comprised of 52 credits. Learn more about the Part-Time MBA program courses.

Core Courses

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


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. 


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

Leadership Development

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

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.


World's Best Business School Professors
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Management Research Productivity
Ranked by Texas A&M University

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