Executive MBA Student Life

We offer several services and opportunities to help you succeed during and after the program: from managing administrative details for you, to getting and keeping you connected to some of the brightest business minds in the Twin Cities, at Fortune 500 companies, and beyond.

Supporting your studies

We know enrolling in the Executive MBA program adds obligations to your busy work and personal life. That's why we provide a dedicated team to alleviate your administrative burdens. Here are the details we'll cover so you can study, work, have a personal life, and sleep.

  • Registration each semester—yes, we’ll sign you up
  • Textbook distribution—skip the lines and ordering hassle, we’ll deliver them straight to you
  • Access to course materials—download your case studies and readings anytime, anywhere
  • Note taking backup—get digital/video recordings of class sessions synced with slides the same day, online
  • Learning equipment—get a laptop loaded with all the software you'll need for the next 20 months
  • Parking passes on class days
  • Continental breakfast, snacks, coffee breaks, and lunch
  • Access to equipment such as copiers and printers, and private breakout rooms on class days
  • Arrangements for immersion weeks and international residency—we'll coordinate lodging, visits, and all in-residency logistics
  • Onsite IT support on class days

Embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion

The Carlson School is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive community that encourages all to reach their full potential through learning, working, and service. By enhancing and sustaining an ethical, culturally-grounded, and anti-racist institution, we will equip the leaders of tomorrow to live the values of “business as a force for good.”

Expanding your network

Beyond the classroom, you’ll participate in activities hosted by academic and professional groups that can help you expand your network and learn about specific industries.

Interacting with alumni is vital to your academic and professional career. Trust that you’ll have numerous opportunities to form valuable relationships with Executive MBA alumni inside and outside the classroom. And when you graduate, you’ll become part of the 1,200+ Carlson Executive MBA program alumni network and join the Carlson School’s impressive alumni network of 55,000+ in 102 countries worldwide.Learn more about Carlson Alumni Services

Toronto Alumni Gathering

Balancing Work, School and Life

Three alumni from the Carlson School Executive MBA (EMBA) share how they balanced working full-time, going to school full-time and having a family/personal life.

Building your community

The Carlson School offers a variety of social clubs for you to get involved in. From arts and sports to marketing and finance, meet peers from across the Carlson School with shared interests and grow your community. 

Executive MBA Student Council

If you want extra opportunities to build leadership skills during the program, consider joining the Executive MBA Student Council. Three or four elected representatives from each cohort will work with the Carlson School to enhance the program's quality, value, and community. As part of the Student Council, you’ll:

  • Facilitate communication between program administration and students at-large
  • Consult on program enhancements and curricular changes
  • Support program brand building
  • Organize students to serve as a resource for current and prospective students
  • Promote engaging and diverse events and activities
  • Liaise and work collaboratively with Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs to promote joint activities and events


Ready for the Executive MBA experience?

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