Carlson School of Management MBA – University of Minnesota

The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management is a business school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The school offers a bachelor’s, MBA, and doctoral degrees, as well as executive education programs hosted domestically and abroad (Warsaw, China, Vienna). Dual-degree programs include a JD/MBA, MD/MBA, MHA/MBA, and a MPP/MBA. Other programs include a Master of Arts in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MA-HRIR), a Master of Business Taxation (MBT), and a Master of Accountancy (MAcc). Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Carlson School is a leader in business education and research.
Carlson’s full-time MBA program is a fully immersive two-year program for working professionals and aspiring career changers who have an average four years’ work experience. A traditional-format approach, with classes held throughout the day and week. Work on high-profile projects for leading companies through an Enterprise Program.

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Percent of Hires in Each Industry:

  • Health Care 30.2%
  • Consumer 22.6%
  • Technology 13.2%

Median Starting Salary per industry:

  • Consulting – $123K
  • Financial – $115K
  • Technology – $127K
  • Consumer – $111K
  • Health Care – $118K
  • Manufacturing – $115K
  • Retail – $130K

Program: Full-time MBA

Duration: 2 years

Class size: 89

Location: Minneapolis, MN


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