Professor addressing a class.

Master of Marketing

Do you enjoy creating experiences, influencing people, or analyzing trends? Are you looking for work that has purpose—and also pays well? There’s a path to your dream job (even if you’re not sure what it is yet, or how to get started): In just nine months, a Master of Marketing degree from the Carlson School can prepare you for a fun, rewarding career where you can make a difference.

Schedule an Appointment

#4

Top Master of Marketing Programs in North America - QS World University Business Masters Ranking (2023)

#18

Top Master of Marketing Programs in the World - QS World University Business Masters Ranking (2023)

Master of Marketing Program at a Glance

A Master of Marketing degree from the Carlson School of Management can open the door to more pay, more choices, and a more meaningful career. As one of the nation’s top business schools, a Master of Marketing degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management will give you the education and experience that make you stand out.

Earn your degree in just nine months.

With a Master of Marketing from the Carlson School of Management, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of marketing, both academically and from a practical perspective. The Master of Marketing program is a cohort-based full-time, 32-credit, 9-month program.

start date
Start date
Fall (August)
duration
Duration
9-months
format
On-Campus
work experience
Work experience
No work experience required

Open doors to knowledge.

Consulting Enterprise

We have an entrepreneurship culture that you will be able to take advantage of through our Brand Enterprise course. 

Master of Marketing students spend a semester working in groups to consult on marketing and business challenges at leading companies such as Schwan's and Cambria.
 

Learn more

Is a Master of Marketing right for you?

Marketing is one of the fastest-growing fields today, and there’s a shortage of skilled talent. In other words: It’s a great place to start your career. You’ve already invested in a brighter future with your undergraduate degree. So why not take just one more step? Building on the knowledge you already have, a Master of Marketing will give you more career choices and rewarding work that matters to you.

Brie LaPlante, '19 BSB, describes marketing as a toolkit and says you can go anywhere with those skills.
 

Learn more

Do something you love for a living.

Target Career Fair

A Master of Marketing degree from the Carlson School can help turn what you love into a career. 

Graduates from the Carlson School’s Master of Marketing program have gone on to successful careers in a variety of industries with leading organizations, including U.S Bank, Best Buy, Polaris, and Culver’s.

  • 98.2% of Carlson graduates find jobs paying more than $60,000, on average.
  • $60k average starting salary for Carlson Marketing undergrads.
  • 1:1 career support provided by the Carlson Business Career Center for a lifetime.
     

Career Impact

Master of Marketing Program Ranked Among Top 5 in U.S.

The Master of Marketing program is ranked No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 18 in the world by the QS Business Master’s Rankings 2023.

An Investment in Your Future

A Master of Marketing degree 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.

$60,000
AVG. starting salary

Average starting base salary for the Carlson School graduates.

$1,294
per credit

The cost of your education is determined by the number of credits you need to graduate. The graduation credit requirement is 32.

98.2%
employment rate

98.2% of Carlson School marketing undergrads receive job offers within 6 months of graduation.

 

Take the next step

Apply early and give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School's Master of Marketing program.

Application Deadlines

  • December 1
  • February 1
  • April 1
  • June 1
  • July 15
Portrait of Nick Anunciacion
The Master of Marketing program is perfect for anyone looking to explore the depths of Marketing, someone who is ready to learn how Marketing shapes the world, and someone who is looking to create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.
– Nick Anunciacion
Portrait of Brittany Horn
I was drawn to the Master of Marketing program because of the Carlson School of Management’s reputation. I was surrounded by other driven individuals that pushed me to pursue more knowledge.
– Brittany Horn
Portrait of Mike Herauf
I was very interested in the courses the program offered. The accelerated program was a big deal to me. Having the opportunity to graduate with a high-class master's degree in only 9 months is pretty amazing.
– Michael Herauf

Stay Connected

If you have questions about the Master of Marketing program, please contact msmk@umn.edu or schedule a 1:1 Advising Appointment.

Master of Marketing Events

Sorry, there are currently no upcoming events.

Contact Master of Marketing