Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs

Multiple Modalities

AACSB Accredited

2-3 Year Duration

Top- Ranked1

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Stand Out with a Highly Customizable MBA

Whether you are a career advancer or changer, our MBA programs can help you achieve your goals. Everything about our programs is designed to fit into your life and schedule. In fact, working professionals are the largest graduate student population at the Carlson School of Management.

Take classes online, in person, or both and tailor your degree with focused electives across an array of subject areas, including accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, and healthcare.

Explore Our Flexible MBA Programs

Choose the MBA program that best suits your goals and schedule. Take a look at our options below.

52 total credits; 2 years; fully online

This program is designed for working professionals, providing maximum flexibility while offering a top-notch education, experienced faculty, and career services.

Courses/topics include: Strategic Management, Data Analysis & Statistics, Business Ethics

52 total credits; 2.5 years; in-person & online classes

Stand out in the competitive job marketplace with a highly customizable Part-Time MBA that can be taken in two modalities: in person or online.

Courses/topics include: Strategic Management, Data Analysis & Statistics, Business Ethics

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The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management

The Curtis L. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is a recognized leader in business education and research. Established in 1919 and located in Minneapolis, the Carlson School is committed to developing leaders who believe business is a force for good through experiential learning, international education, and the school’s strong ties to the dynamic Twin Cities business community.

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.

Rigorous Curriculum that Prepares You For Success

Complete our core classes and choose electives in entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, management, marketing, medical industry, or supply chain. Online MBA students connect in person through a residency experience in the form of a week-long event, an in-person class, or study abroad.

Course highlights include:

Strategic Management

This course focuses on the competitive strategy of the firm, examining how firms achieve and maintain superior profitability.

Supply Chain & Operations

By taking an end-to-end view, this course will explore a variety of topics related to managing today’s global supply chains, including environmental and social responsibility.

Marketing Management

This course covers the basic foundational marketing concepts and skills in strategy development and planning of operational and strategic levels pertaining to product offering decisions, distribution channels, pricing and communication.

Accelerate Your Career with an MBA

Our graduates secure job placements in accounting, finance, technology, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and more. The Carlson School 2023 graduates saw a 62% average increase in salary from program start to four months post-graduation, and 76% reported a significant job change within 4 months after graduation.2

Five Growing Career Areas for MBA Grads

  1. Marketing & Sales: $117,364 per year2
  2. Operations & Logistics: $140,137 per year2
  3. Finance: $140,556 per year2
  4. General Management: $123,750 per year2
  5. Consulting: $127,563 per year2

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Sources and Disclaimer

  1. U.S. News & World Report. “Best Part-time MBA Programs.” Retrieved April 22, 2024, from
  2. Part-Time and Online Master of Business Administration Employment Report 2023. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

*Scholarships and discounts noted here are not stackable and cannot be combined with other scholarships or discounts awarded by the University of Minnesota. Part-Time and Online MBA scholarships are not transferable to other degree programs.