When I made up my mind that I was going back to school, I had a very (somewhat!) clear picture of what I wanted. I wanted a brand name. The best brand name available in Minnesota. Carlson is the best brand in business school in Minnesota. Period. The reputation and name of the Carlson brand do not even come close to any competitor in the state. My choice was simple.
Sure there are other schools which claim they are up there. Sure there are other schools which cost less. But if you are looking for the "brand" Carlson is your only option, in Minnesota. You will end up paying more than any other program in the state - that is the price for the Carlson stamp.
Would I do it over again? Absolutely