Full-Time MBA Student Life

Join a diverse and incredibly talented community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at the Carlson School. The Carlson MBA experience will transform you personally and professionally, and impart the confidence and skills to lead you anywhere in the world. You’ll work hard and forge lifelong memories in one of the most vibrant cities in the United States.

  • 20+ student clubs and organizations
  • 16 Fortune 500 companies located in Minneapolis-St. Paul metro
  • 200 full-time Carlson School MBA students

Committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive community

We are 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.”

Building your community

Why Minneapolis?

The Carlson School is positioned in the heart of the thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro, is a business community that includes 16 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and offers endless career opportunities, exceptional quality of life, and a vibrant social scene.

Popular MBA Activities and Events

A small sampling of the hundreds of Carlson MBA events that students enjoy:


  • Weekly MBA Happy Hour
  • Prom & Homecoming Dance
  • Carlson Charity Auction
  • Global Gala
  • Partner & Family Events
  • Volunteer Events


  • Career Competitions
  • Career Treks (San Francisco, Seattle) 
  • Speakers & Conferences
  • Company Site Visits
  • Company Networking Events
  • Company Information Sessions
  • Corporate Reception


  • MBA Football Tailgate
  • MBA Golf Tournament
  • MBA Ping-Pong Tournament
  • Intermural Sports

Ready for the Full-Time MBA experience?

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