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Experience and knowledge

You'll learn from faculty who are conducting groundbreaking business research and recognized leaders in their fields. From here, you'll develop strategic capabilities and problem-solving skills you can translate from the classroom directly to your work.

Relationships and tools

At the Carlson School, you'll join a cohort of experienced professionals who span dozens of industries. This will help you build the skills and knowledge to achieve your full leadership potential and accelerate your career.


Focus on learning while our dedicated team takes care of everything else. From getting your books to enrolling you in classes, the Carlson School is here to help you succeed. 


Your professional experiences enrich the learning environment and provide the foundation for a lasting network of friends and colleagues who will be with you long after the program ends. In addition to the academic focus which will supplement your professional experience, you will get to know your classmates through the Carlson School’s cohort model. 

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The Carlson Executive MBA

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among U.S.-based Executive MBA programs - Financial Times (2019)

Top 50 U.S. Executive MBA programs - Poets & Quants for Executives (2018)

among U.S. EMBA Programs - The Economist (2018)




The curriculum has been designed for the experienced professional, like you, to shape students to be more effective as they continue to progress in their careers. Each class moves through the program together as a cohort, following set schedules. Current students and alumni routinely cite the cohort model of moving together through the program as one of the most valuable aspects of their experience.

The Carlson Advantage

Specifically designed for those with at least six years of career experience, the intimate 2-year Carlson Executive MBA at the University of Minnesota lets you share the classroom with leaders from diverse backgrounds.

  • Join a cohort of experienced professionals spanning dozens of industries
  • Build skills and knowledge to achieve your full leadership potential and accelerate your career
  • Learn from faculty who are industry leaders and conducting groundbreaking research
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Executive MBA

Executive MBA

The Carlson Advantage

Reach your
highest potential

Reach your
highest potential

Grow your network and seize what's next.

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