University of Minnesota--Twin Cities (Carlson)

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321 19th Avenue S, Office 4-300
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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#33 Best Business Schools


#15 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota--Twin Cities offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, marketing, management information systems, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, public policy, supply chain management/logistics, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $34,230 per year (in-state); full-time: $45,000 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $1,235 per credit (in-state); part-time: $1,235 per credit (out-of-state); executive: $105,000 total program (in-state); and executive: $105,000 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 68.8 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

Using experiential learning as the backbone for the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities, students have the opportunity to practice real-world business problems and global projects through hands-on learning experiences. Students can explore four different Enterprise programs—Brands, Consulting, Ventures, and Funds—where students are expected to address challenges and create results for real clients.

The Carlson School integrates a global approach by requiring all graduate students to incorporate an international experience into their studies. Known as the Global Discovery Program, the course explores topics that have an impact on businesses worldwide and is then followed up with a two-week international experience.

The school offers a full-time and part-time M.B.A., an executive M.B.A., and a Ph.D. program, as well as specialized graduate degrees in Accounting, Human Resources & Industrial Relations, and Taxation. Joint degrees are offered in conjunction with the School of Public Health, the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, the Law School, the Medical School, and the College of Pharmacy. Students that live and study at the campus in Minneapolis are in close proximity to museums, big-city nightlife, numerous dining  options, and plenty of green space.

There are more than 50,000 alumni of the Carlson School of Management, and some of the notable alumni include William Grant Van Dyke, former chairman, president, and CEO of Donaldson Co., a worldwide provider of filtration systems and replacement parts, and Duane Burnham, former chairman, CEO, and president of Abbott Laboratories, a global pharmaceuticals company.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 1
Application deadline (international students) February 1
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accounting marketing
consulting management information systems
e-commerce production/operations management
entrepreneurship organizational behavior
finance portfolio management
general management public policy
health care administration supply chain management/logistics
human resources management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business technology

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 222
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $34,230 per year (in-state)
full-time: $45,000 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $1,235 per credit (in-state)
part-time: $1,235 per credit (out-of-state)
executive: $105,000 total program (in-state)
executive: $105,000 total program (out-of-state)

Required fees (full-time) $4,256 per year
Required fees (part-time) $643 per year
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $101,880
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 68.8%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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