Graduate Business & Taxation Programs

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Become a Leader in Business with a Degree or Certificate from an Internationally Ranked Business School

The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota was established in 1919 as a leader in business education and research. We are proud to hold deep partnerships with our business community.

As a student at the Carlson School, you will receive a rigorous and transformative education, regardless of which degree or certificate program you choose. Our programs are taught by expert faculty with years of practical experience and will prepare you to take on the business world with confidence.

Our Innovative and Impactful Business Programs

The Carlson School offers a variety of business and taxation programs, including graduate certificates and master’s degrees. Credits earned in our certificate programs are transferrable to select graduate degree programs.

Master’s Degrees

Our master’s programs are designed to help you build expertise in business or taxation as well as leadership and ethics skills so you can step into management roles with confidence.

Become an expert in harnessing data analytics to enhance business strategies. You’ll learn innovative tools and techniques for analyzing data in online courses taught by world-class faculty. Tailor your master’s degree to your goals in electives that explore generative AI, big data analytics in supply chains, marketing analytics, and more.

  • Master of Applied Business Analytics

The business world covers a lot of ground, so it’s important to have experts in a wide range of industries and positions. Gain foundational business expertise in accounting, leadership, business strategy, and more. You’ll be able to customize your degree to advance your skill set in areas that align with your professional goals and interests.

  • Online MBA
  • Part-Time MBA

Prepare to work as an expert in accounting or elsewhere in the vital tax field. To run successful businesses, employers need skilled tax advisors. In our top-ranked Master of Business Taxation program, you’ll learn from world-class faculty who will help you develop the advanced business knowledge and skill sets needed to transition into leadership roles in this competitive and lucrative industry.

  • Master of Business Taxation

Graduate Certificates

Our graduate certificates offer specific skill sets that can help you level up and reach your goals faster. Broaden your expertise by earning multiple certificates, or transfer your certificate credits toward an applicable UMN degree.

Do you want to level up your skills in a particular business area to advance, or even change your career? You can earn a specialized graduate certificate in any of the focus areas below to upskill quickly and more affordably.

  • Corporate Financial Management Graduate Certificate
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Graduate Certificate
  • Leadership for Managers Graduate Certificate
  • Medical Industry Graduate Certificate
  • Strategic Management Graduate Certificate
  • Strategic Marketing Graduate Certificate
  • Supply Chain Management for the Medical and Health Sector Graduate Certificate
  • Sustainable Environmental, Social, and Governance Leadership Graduate Certificate

An online graduate certificate in taxation can set you apart as an expert in a specialized area of the tax industry, make you more marketable to employers, and help you develop new skills to advance your current career.

  • Closely-Held Business Taxation Graduate Certificate
  • High Net-Worth Individual Taxation Graduate Certificate
  • International Taxation Graduate Certificate
  • Tax Executive Taxation Graduate Certificate
  • Taxation Graduate Certificate

Scholarships and Tuition Discounts*

Employees from our corporate partner organizations are automatically eligible for a 15% tuition discount for select Carlson School programs, including Online MBA. In addition, degree-seeking students who are U.S. military members or veterans are eligible for a 15% military discount. Applicants to our Part-Time MBA and Online MBA programs can apply for 15% or 50% merit-based scholarships, which are available on a limited basis.

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Flexible Learning at the Carlson School of Management

No matter where you study, you’ll have access to a highly supportive team, including enrollment specialists, career center coaches, and expert instructors. With our extensive alumni network across more than 100 countries, you’ll make incredible connections regardless of your course modality.

Excel in Business with Our Rigorous Curriculum

The curriculum in our business and taxation programs consists of professionally taught courses in marketing, accounting, data analysis, corporate venturing, and more. With roughly 980,200 job openings each year,2 it has never been a better time to start learning.

Complete Your Program and Start Earning

Regardless of where you are in pursuit of a business career, the Carlson School has what’s right for you. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of exciting roles in the business and taxation industries, and with one of our master’s programs or certificates, you can too.

Graduate and Pursue Lucrative Roles

  1. Consulting – $151,750 per year4
  2. Finance – $109,575 per year4
  3. General Management – $120,855 per year4
  4. Marketing & Sales – $122,232 per year4
  5. Operations & Logistics – $137,118 per year4

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  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. “Occupational Outlook Handbook: Business and Financial Occupations.” Retrieved August 22, 2023, from
  3. Fortune Education. “Best MBA Programs in 2023.” Retrieved August 22, 2023, from
  4. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. “Part-Time and Online Master of Business Administration Employment Report 2022.” Retrieved August 25, 2023, from