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Your experience in and out of the classroom will transform your career.
All Carlson School programs offer robust career services to help you connect with employers and reach your career goals. And by studying at Carlson, you’ll be joining a global alumni network that’s more than 55,000 strong.

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and/or Hybrid

Scholarships Available

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#1 Military-Friendly® Graduate Business School

Service2School partner

Carlson School of Management

Find the MBA Program
that fits you

The Carlson School has a large breadth of graduate-level offerings.
Find the program that’s right for you.


of Online MBA students are former military members



of veteran Full-Time MBA students achieved career placement within 90 days of graduation

#1 Military-Friendly® graduate business school

Build upon your military experience and skills

The University of Minnesota’s support of our military community goes back to the founding of the University in 1869. We’re proud to have strong representation, resources, and career outcomes for those who have served our nation, and offer programs for both working professionals and those looking to pursue graduate school full-time. Our approach to learning connects students to unique experiential learning opportunities, dynamic international education programs, and to a vibrant network of businesses.


of MS Supply Chain students for Fall 2020 were veterans


of Executive MBA students for Fall 2020 were veterans

Choose from one of our top-ranked programs

The Carlson Advantage

The Carlson School of Management is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Vibrant business community

Minnesota is home to a thriving business community, ranking 6th best state for business. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area boasts 16 Fortune 500 company headquarters. 

Build your career

You will have access to tailored programming and career support every step of the way through your graduate program, along with lifetime coaching services after graduation.

Expand your network

With 55,000+ alumni in 95 countries, joining the Carlson School means instantly expanding your network. 

The Carlson School has a large breadth of graduate-level offerings. Find the program that’s right for you.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Yellow Ribbon Program & Federal GI Bill® benefits

The Carlson School is committed to funding the maximum allowed under the Yellow Ribbon Program to all eligible students. Federal GI Bill® benefits can be used to pursue your University of Minnesota degree or, in some cases, transferred to an eligible spouse or children.

The Carlson Advantage

Program Resources

The Carlson School has a large breadth of graduate-level offerings.
Find the program that’s right for you.


Program Resources

As a member of the military community at Carlson, you will have access to the following resources and benefits:

Waived Application Fee
Waived application fees for all MBA and MS graduate business programs.

Automatic Scholarship Review
Scholarship opportunities specifically for military personnel and veterans. Availability varies by program and amounts range from $1,000 to full tuition with a stipend for living expenses.

Annual veteran-focused events, including a school-wide Veteran's Day Celebration, and Military & Veterans Clubs. Additionally, The Carlson Military Network private LinkedIn group, a school-wide network of students and alumni.

Program Resources

Personalized Career Programming
The Graduate Business Career Center, which offers career programming, workshops, and 1:1 coaching to help veterans effectively translate their skills to successful careers in a variety of business functions.

Military Network
The Carlson Military & Veterans Network stretches across consulting, management, law, marketing, finance, aerospace, energy, engineering, government, healthcare, and supply chain, and includes the following MN-based companies: United Healthgroup, Optum, Accenture, Ecolab, Medtronic, US Bank, Boston Scientific, Target, Wells Fargo, Xcel Energy, and 3M. 

The Carlson School Military Community

Representation from all branches of the military in the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard are reflected in our students, staff, and faculty. 

"The Carlson School offers more than a typical business education. They truly embody their motto ‘business as a force for good’ and provide opportunities to continue serving others, which is one of the many reasons I selected Carlson."

- Kevin Bubolz, Full-Time MBA student
& former Army helicopter pilot

Service2School Success Story

Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and servicemembers.

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