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Your experience in and out of the classroom will transform your career.
All Carlson MBA 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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Four unique program options to explore.

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GMAT/GRE waiver available for Full-Time, Part-Time,
and Online MBA programs.

Carlson School MBA

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

As part of a highly competitive selection process, the Carlson School carefully considers each applicant's demonstrated and potential abilities as a student, manager, and leader. 

Candidates applying for admission may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they meet the following criteria:

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Must have one of the following:

Previous undergraduate degree with 3.2+ cumulative GPA at an accredited institution using a 4.0 scale or better (domestic or international). Demonstrates quantitative ability through coursework (ex: Statistics, Engineering, Accounting, etc). 

- OR -

Previous undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, etc) field with a 3.0+ cumulative GPA at an accredited institution using a 4.0 scale or better (domestic or international)

AND

Please note that a candidate must meet one requirement from each box in order to be granted a waiver.

A Carlson MBA will broaden your skillset, expand your network, increase your earning potential, and help you advance.

The Carlson MBA offers access to award-winning faculty and an international network of esteemed alumni, opportunities for global exploration and hands-on projects with real clients, lifelong connections to a diverse and supportive community of peers, and so much more.

  • #3 U.S. public university business faculty for intellectual contributions
  • One-of-a kind experiential learning opportunities
  • 55,000+ alumni in 95 countries
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Why study at the Carlson School?

The Carlson MBA offers access to award-winning faculty and an international network of esteemed alumni, opportunities for global exploration and hands-on projects with real clients, lifelong connections to a diverse and supportive community of peers, and so much more.

Learn from the best

Ranked #3 U.S. public university business faculty for intellectual contributions

Career Services

The Carlson School offers one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunities, connecting students with real-world projects. And this work gets noticed. 

Expand your network

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

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A fully immersive two-year program for aspiring career changers who have an average four years’ work experience. Includes enterprise experiential learning in 4 areas. 

Full-Time

Full-Time:       2 years

Start date:      Fall (September)

Location:         On-campus (fall & spring)

Courses:          Enterprise program available


Full-Time:     
 1-year; 45 credits

Start date:
Summer (June)

Location:
On-campus; classes held during    the day

Courses:
Experiential learning & various 
 electives (2 credits)


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The Carlson Part-Time MBA program welcomes learners who are more than students: they’re employees, spouses, parents, and community leaders.

Part-Time

Part-Time:      Flexible timeline (typically 3 ½ years)

Start date:      Spring (January) Fall (September)

Location:         Evening, weekend, online, and                                         hybrid classes

Courses:           specializations or various electives


Full-Time:     
 1-year; 45 credits

Start date:
Summer (June)

Location:
On-campus; classes held during    the day

Courses:
Experiential learning & various 
 electives (2 credits)


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

Executive

Part-Time:       2 years

Start date:      Fall (September)

Location:         On-campus; Friday & Saturday                                      classes on alternating weekends

Courses:          Four elective course options


Full-Time:     
 1-year; 45 credits

Start date:
Summer (June)

Location:
On-campus; classes held during    the day

Courses:
Experiential learning & various 
 electives (2 credits)


- No GMAT Required -

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Apply lessons from your coursework to your day job while boasting your earning potential, broadening your business knowledge and skill set, and opening new professional doors.

Online

Part-Time:       Flexible timeline (typically 3 years)

Start date:      Spring (January) Fall (September)1

Location:         Online; Two in-person residencies

Courses:          Various electives


Full-Time:     
 1-year; 45 credits

Start date:
Summer (June)

Location:
On-campus; classes held during    the day

Courses:
Experiential learning & various 
 electives (2 credits)


Must have one of the following:

5+ years of full-time professional work experience. Note: internships or co-ops cannot be included. Graduate assistantships and fellowships can be included. 

- OR -

4+ years of full-time military experience

- OR -

Graduate (masters or doctoral) degree

- OR -

Professional credential of CPA or CFA

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Take the next step in your business career

We encourage you to start your application and navigate to the "Admissions Test Information" section to submit your waiver request. Or, if you have questions, connect with our admissions team.

GMAT Waiver now available for Full-Time, Part-Time, and Online MBA programs.

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