Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
United States

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Student Body

Admission rate:

36% admission rate for Full-time MBA/ Management Science MBA

Male vs. Female ratio:


Age range:

25-30 years

Average age:

29 years

Degree background:

33% Business; 31% Science, Technology, Engineering; 22% Social Sciences; 8% Humanities; 4% Healthcare; 2% Legal Studies

International students:


Admission Requirements

University degree:

Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

Aptitude tests:

GMAT/GRE is required, but qualified students
are eligible for test waivers. Please contact the
programme for details.
GMAT: average 690
GRE: average 321

Language tests:

IELTS – Overall band of 7.0,
no section lower than 6.5
TOEFL iBT – 90 -105
PTE – 65


2 professional references preferred

Minimum work experience:

2+ years of full-time work experience


Application fees:

USD 75

Tuition fees:

For Minnesota/Minnesota Reciprocity residents: USD 40,800 per year; For Other Domestic Students: USD 52,248 per year; For International Students: USD 52,248 per year


FT MBA & Mgmt Sci MBA candidates are awarded scholarships on merit. Amounts can range from USD 7,500 to full tuition awards with annual stipends.

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The University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management programmes offer 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.


Located in the heart of the twin cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, our school is connected to a thriving business community and one of the United States’ top-rated places to live, work, and play. The metro region includes 16 Fortune 500 companies, a multitude of housing options, a diverse arts scene and an array of nationally renowned restaurants, parks, lakes, and green spaces.



The Full-time MBA is a fully immersive two-year, traditional-format approach delivered over four semesters, with classes held on campus, typically during the day.


The Carlson School Enterprises are a hallmark of the curriculum. Students work on live, high-profile projects for leading domestic companies or manage a USD30 million investment portfolio.


The recently established Full-Time STEM-designated Management Science MBA allows students to better understand business organisational performance by developing analytical and quantitative skills grounded in the foundational business topics of our traditional full-time MBA curriculum. Dual Degree programmes are also available. Working professionals looking to complete their MBA are encouraged to consider our highly ranked Part-Time and Online MBA programmes to gain the skills needed to take the next step in their organisation or redefine their career path, with a pace and format that works best for them.

Programme info

Programme name

Master’s of Business Administration, Management Science MBA

Programme format(s)

Full-time, Part-time, Online


Optional curricular specialisations include Entrepreneurship, Finance, Food & Agribusiness, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Medical Industry, Supply Chain

Language(s) of instruction


Locations of study abroad or international exchanges

Over 20 global locations are available, including short-term (2 weeks) and partial/full semester exchanges.

Application deadlines between fall


and spring


Full-Time MBA/ Management Science MBA Application Deadlines: 1 Oct, 1 Dec, 1 Feb, 1 April (US Only); Part-Time MBA / Online MBA: Please see our website for details

Starting dates between fall


and spring


Full-Time MBA/ Management Science MBA: Aug 2023; Part-Time MBA / Online MBA: Jan 2023, Aug 2023, Jan 2024

Salary increase after graduation

50% average salary increase from programme start to 3 months post graduation


AACSB, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


Full-time MBA/ Management Science MBA: #6 – The Economist, Which MBA? USA (2021); #33 – US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools – Business (2022); Part Time MBA / Online MBA: #11 – US News & World Report, America’s Best Graduate Schools – Part-time MBA (2022); #13 – Fortune, Best Part-time MBA Programmes (2022)

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