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Full-Time MBA Program at a Glance

Earn a powerful MBA in two years from a top-ranked program that allows you to customize your coursework to fit your career path. Learn from internationally recognized faculty, join a talented community that will transform you personally and professionally, and instantly expand your network with a Full-Time MBA at the Carlson School.

  • 89% of graduates received job offers 90 days after graduation with the average starting base salary being $141,471 (17.5% increase from previous year). 
  • #31 best full-time MBA program and #12 best among public Universities (U.S. News & World Report 2024)
  • Top 10 Business School for Healthcare (FindMBA)
  • Choose from traditional, STEM, or Deferred Entry pathways
  • GMAT waiver available

Rigorous. Immersive. Customizable. Global.

The Carlson School of Management, a pioneer in experiential learning for its Full-Time MBA program, equips students to tackle real-world complexities through a rigorous 64-credit curriculum. Explore diverse options, including the STEM-designated Management Science MBA, blending fundamental business knowledge with advanced analytical and quantitative capabilities, as well as the Deferred Entry MBA program, offering highly selective opportunities for domestic students to gain two years of invaluable work experience before pursuing their MBA.

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Start date
Fall (September)
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Duration
2-years
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On-Campus
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Work experience
Average five years
Funds Enterprise Classroom

A fully customizable, intensive curriculum

The Carlson Full-Time MBA program allows students to customize their courses to pursue their ideal career path. Moving forward, you will begin customizing your education to fit your career path. 

  • Establish a foundation of fundamental business knowledge through core classes 
  • 8 specializations to choose from

Explore Courses

 

Masters Students Classroom

An MBA is one of the best investments you can make

Embark on a transformative journey with our Full-Time MBA program, offering diverse admissions, affordable tuition, and a variety of scholarships to help you earn your degree. 

  • $43,680 a year for Minnesota residents, and $55,920 a year for non-residents
  • 90% of the class of 2023 received a scholarship

Tuition Details

Rigorous. Immersive. Customizable. Global.

The Carlson School of Management, a pioneer in experiential learning for its Full-Time MBA program, equips students to tackle real-world complexities through a rigorous 64-credit curriculum. Explore diverse options, including the STEM-designated Management Science MBA, blending fundamental business knowledge with advanced analytical and quantitative capabilities, as well as the Deferred Entry MBA program, offering highly selective opportunities for domestic students to gain two years of invaluable work experience before pursuing their MBA.

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Start date
Fall (September)
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Duration
2-years
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On-Campus
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Work experience
Average five years
Funds Enterprise Classroom

A fully customizable, intensive curriculum

The Carlson Full-Time MBA program allows students to customize their courses to pursue their ideal career path. Moving forward, you will begin customizing your education to fit your career path. 

  • Establish a foundation of fundamental business knowledge through core classes 
  • 8 specializations to choose from

Explore Courses

 

Masters Students Classroom

An MBA is one of the best investments you can make

Embark on a transformative journey with our Full-Time MBA program, offering diverse admissions, affordable tuition, and a variety of scholarships to help you earn your degree. 

  • $43,680 a year for Minnesota residents, and $55,920 a year for non-residents
  • 90% of the class of 2023 received a scholarship

Tuition Details

Transform your career

The opportunities for your business career are boundless. The Carlson School maintains strong connections with numerous companies actively seeking students like yourself. Whether your ambition is to join a corporate organization, contribute to a non-profit, embark on your entrepreneurial journey, or explore a unique endeavor of your own, we wholeheartedly support your aspirations.

89%

of graduates receive job offers within 3 months of graduation. 

130+

companies recruit on campus.

1:8

one career coach for every eight students.

 

2024 Best & Brightest MBA: Ernie Srimaneekulroj

Ernie Srimaneekulroj is among the 100 full-time graduates honored in Poets&Quants' Best & Brightest MBAs from the Class of 2024. The "extroverted nerd and cat mom" is passionate about healthcare and innovative problem-solving. During her MBA, she held leadership roles like Medical Industry Leadership Institute Board Member and Carlson MBA Ambassador. Ernie completed impactful internships at Johnson & Johnson, leading projects in supply chain, marketing, and bringing J&J as a new client to the Carlson Consulting Enterprise. After graduation, she will join J&J's MedTech Marketing Leadership Development Program.


 

Application Deadlines

Apply early and give yourself the best chance to join the Carlson School's Full-Time MBA program.

Application Deadlines

  • October 1
    Decision Notification: November 15
  • December 1
    Decision Notification: February 1
  • February 1*
    Decision Notification: March 15
  • April 1 (Domestic Applications Only)
    Decision Notification: May 15
  • June 1
    Decision Notification: June 14

Deadlines that occur on a weekend or holiday are extended through the next business day. 

*All International Applications must be complete by February 1.

What It's Like to be a Full-Time MBA Student

Learn what it's like to be a student at the Carlson School of Management in the Full-Time MBA program.

Alexis Barber

After my MBA, I plan to return to the consulting world, pivoting to corporate and management strategy. I hope to specialize in marketing and brand building projects.

Alexis Barber, Class of 2022, Brands Enterprise
Harsha

I chose Carlson for its focus on experiential learning, its small class size that fosters close interaction, its relationship with large fortune 500 companies in the Twin Cities, and most importantly its ethos of business being a force for good.

Harsha Reddy, '21 MBA, Associate Marketing Manager, Ecolab
Olawale Ojo-Fati

I decided to get my MBA in a different country to gain international experience and learn different cultures, and it has been a great ride... Also, I wanted a school that provided great opportunities post-MBA; Minneapolis is home to seventeen Fortune 500 companies and there are great opportunities. Having a strong career center is also a huge plus.

Olawale Ojo-Fati, '19 MBA, Senior Instock Manager (RLD), Amazon

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If you have questions about the Full-Time MBA program, please contact us at ftmba@umn.edu.

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