Tuition & Aid

An Executive MBA is an investment in yourself and your future. The skills, knowledge, and network you develop during the program will benefit you throughout your career. Plus, research consistently indicates the quality return on investment for EMBA graduates.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition varies yearly and is set by the Regents of the University of Minnesota each spring.

Tuition & Fee TypeCost
Fall 2024 cohort tuition$70,200 per year
($35,100 per semester)
Enrollment deposit$200
(non-refundable, applied toward tuition)

Tuition and fees cover:

  • Costs for courses, workshops, events, and guest speakers
  • Textbooks and course material (downloadable case studies and readings)
  • Laptop with all required software preloaded
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee
  • Parking on class days
  • Immersion Week lodging, meals, and parking

The following International Residency costs* are also included in tuition and fees:

  • Lodging
  • Ground transportation to and from all official visits and orientation dinners
  • Required group activities

*Airfare to and from the residency location and airport transportation is the student's responsibility and is not included in tuition and fees.


Financial Aid & Support

When financing your education, several options exist.

The University of Minnesota's Office of Student Financial Aid provides financial assistance in the form of need- and non-need-based university, federal, and private educational loans. Learn more about financial aid options.

The Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is available to serve the University of Minnesota's international community regarding financial aid.

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may complete it anytime; the University will process the application after you have been admitted.

The University of Minnesota's FAFSA code: 003969.

Many companies understand the importance of supporting their employees’ professional growth and leadership development. Look into tuition reimbursement or similar programs at your place of work.

Financial support from your employer is not required to participate in Carlson’s Executive MBA program. However, you are required to secure organization support in the form of time off to attend class. 

The Carlson School of Management strives to ensure the business school is affordable for U.S. military veterans. We're proud to be recognized as the nation's top Military Friendly® graduate business school.

You may use your military and veterans education benefits for Carlson School's Executive MBA program. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, you may also qualify for full Carlson School tuition and fees covered, dependent upon program. To learn more, visit our Military Community webpage about using your education benefits.

We proudly offer a generous 25% employee discount for University of Minnesota faculty and staff who are admitted to the Carlson Executive MBA (CEMBA) program. The CEMBA program is not eligible for the Regents Tuition Benefit Program.

Asking for Employer Support

Crafting a case for education support from your organization calls for a detailed and thoughtful plan. We have curated some tips for asking your employer to support your program.

Learn more about scholarship opportunities

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