Resources for Prospective Graduate Students
Explore resources and guides for prospective students and learn about our academic programs, applying to the Carlson School, career resources, and more.
Application Tips & More
Our admissions staff gave us their top-secret tips and tricks on building a Carlson School graduate degree application they can’t pass up. Whether it's building your resume, preparing for your video essay, or applying to the program of your choice, we have you covered.
Tips From Carlson School’s Admissions Team
The admissions team from the Carlson School’s MBA and specialty master’s programs offer some of their top tips to help set your application apart from the rest.
How Do I Apply to the Carlson School?
Are you ready to apply to one of the Carlson School of Management’s graduate degree programs? Our admissions team put together tips to make the application process easier.
Resume Dos and Don’ts: How To Write a Great Resume
When you’re applying for a job, your resume is often the first thing a potential employer looks at. Experts at the Carlson School’s Graduate Business Career Center shared some dos and don’ts for your next job search.
How to Prepare for Your Written and Video Essays
You’re more than a GMAT score and a resume, and the essay or personal statement portion of your application is the best way for you to showcase who you are and what you would bring to a business school program.
GMAT vs. GRE: What’s the Difference and Which Should I Take?
The two tests accepted at many business schools, including the Carlson School, are the GMAT and GRE. Find out which test is right for you and how the two are different.
5 Steps to Ask for Recommendation Letters for Master's Programs
Who to ask and how to ask for a letter of recommendation for your application can be an intimidating experience. Follow these five simple steps to make your process successful and influence the quality of response.
10 Tips for Completing a Winning MBA Application
Follow these useful tips to land a spot in your first-choice MBA program!
Asking For Employer Support
Learn about how to ask your employer to support your degree or program.
How to Apply to U.S. Business Schools as an International Applicant
Learn tips on how to apply to U.S. business schools as an international applicant.
MBA & Masters Programs
Graduate school is both a big decision and a big commitment, and not one we take lightly. Our admissions team compiled guides to help you understand how our programs will help expand your career opportunities and fast-track you to the future you envision for yourself.
Part-Time MBA or Online MBA: Which is Right for Me?
Here are three questions to ask yourself when deciding between a part-time MBA and online MBA. Plus, review common advantages of both for a comprehensive consideration.
5 Reasons to Get a Master of Business Taxation Degree
Whether you’re new to the practice or a seasoned professional, a master’s degree in business taxation can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to thrive in the field.
5 Reasons to Get a Master of Accountancy Degree
A master’s degree in accounting can help launch or pivot your career into this critical field and make you central to any business's decision making process.
5 Reasons to Pursue a Master of Science in Finance
A master’s degree can set you up to start or advance your career in the dynamic and exciting field of finance.
5 Reasons to Get a Masters in Business Analytics Degree
In the rapidly digitizing economy, a masters degree in business analytics can set you up to become a leading force in the growing field of data science and business analytics.
5 Reasons to Get a Master’s Degree Early in Your Career
Read five reasons why you should consider pursuing a master’s degree early in your career or right after obtaining your undergraduate degree.
5 Reasons to Get a Master’s in Marketing Degree
A master’s in marketing can help ignite your career whether you're looking for a career pivot or to advance. Learn about five reasons to get a master's in marketing degree.
5 Reasons to get a Human Resources Master’s Degree
Whether you’re looking to make a career shift or take the next step up in your career, a master’s degree in human resources can be the boost you need to fill those dynamic roles.
MBA or MS — What’s the Difference?
While these two options are similar, there are key differences between them. Which one is right for you? It depends on your career goals!
What Are the Different Types of MBA Programs?
Each MBA program can shape a prospective student’s experience, so how do you decide between Full-Time, Part-Time, Online, or an Executive MBA?
Is a Business Education Right for Me?
Business degrees are among the most popular degree choices across the country and at the University of Minnesota. But how do you know if that major or degree program is right for you?
Graduate School Options For Business Leaders
For many business leaders, a graduate degree can be a great way to expand your knowledge and accelerate your career. What are your options?
Military Skills To Give You An Edge In Graduate School
As you start to look toward transitioning into civilian life, here are five skills you developed in the military that will give you an edge in both graduate school and the business world.
Why Veterans and MS in Supply Chain Management Are A Great Fit
The University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management–the #1 Military Friendly® graduate business school in the nation–provides an environment for veterans to hone these skills in a highly-ranked specialty master’s program.
5 Reasons to Get an MBA
From improving your career outlook to making lifelong business connections, here are five of the many benefits to getting an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
What is the Value of an MBA or Master's Degree?
For those who want to advance their career, the benefits of an MBA or specialized master’s degree, specifically at the Carlson School of Management, are numerous. Graduates find more job opportunities, gain the important skills needed in today’s business world, see an increase in earning potential, and much more.