Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    689
  • Program Cost
    $78,568
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    44%
  • Selectivity
    39%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $99,955
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
321 19th Ave S
Suite 1-110
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States
Website
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Carlson School of Management

About Carlson School of Management

For nearly 100 years, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota has been preparing and educating the world's current and future business leaders. Part of one of the leading public research land grant universities in the country, the school fosters a forward thinking and ever-evolving research and learning environment. With experiential learning at its core and a highly ranked research productive faculty, students are provided opportunities to take their education beyond the classroom by partnering with a vibrant and diverse business community that includes 18 Fortune 500 companies.

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The best thing about my MBA program is excellent hands on enterprise project experience. They are real projects involving real money, real business problem, which we, as students, could apply our learning in the real business world.

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Events Calendar

  • Jan 6
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Executive MBA Information Session

    Minneapolis, MN

    Our information sessions provide an overview of our Executive MBA program presented by admissions staff. We invite you to bring your colleagues who are also interested in the Carlson Part-Time MBA. Information sessions help you understand the application process and the advantages of a Carlson MBA.

  • Jan 6
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Full-Time MBA Information Session

    Minneapolis, MN

    Our information sessions provide an overview of our Full-Time MBA program presented by admissions staff and current students. We invite you to bring your colleagues who are also interested in the Carlson Part-Time MBA. Information sessions help you understand the application process and the advantages of a Carlson MBA.

  • Jan 6
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Part-Time MBA On The Spot Admission

    Minneapolis, MN

    Looking to start your MBA at Carlson this spring? There is still time to apply. Join us for the Part-Time On the Spot admissions event and receive your decision in 48 hours! Meet with current students to hear about their experience and talk with an admissions counselor.

About University of Minnesota

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.68 GPA of All Applicants 3.44 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 59
  • Median 52
  • Middle 80% 24 to 104
Admissions Selectivity
39% Carlson School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

689 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
84% 669
86% 689
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 635
39% 39.0
44% 44.0
Female
30% 30
International
60% 60
Re-Applicants
3% 3
63% 63
Wait-listed
100% 16
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Anna University
  • Visveswaraiah Technological University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • United States Naval Academy
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Moderately Important
$56,250 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • United States Navy
  • United States Army
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Deloitte
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
2% 2
740 to 769
6% 6
9% 9
710 to 739
27% 27
33% 33
680 to 709
19% 19
24% 24
650 to 679
22% 22
15% 15
620 to 649
10% 10
12% 12
590 to 619
5% 5
4% 4
560 to 589
4% 4
1% 1
530 to 559
2% 2
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
3% 3
0% 0
English Language Requirements
580 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 17%
Top Industry
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 15%
  • Financial Services 13%
  • Technology 13%
Dish Network 6
Top Employer
  • 3M 4
  • Deloitte Consulting 3
  • General Mills, Inc. 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% Carlson School of Management 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
73% 73
61% 60.97325153374234
73% Receive Offers
63% 63
56% 55.69710982658959
63% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
17% 17
22% 21.9117610062893
17% Receive Offers
20% 20
25% 25.424767441860464
20% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
81% Graduates seeking full-time employment
15% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Dish Network 6
  • 3M 4
  • Deloitte Consulting 3
  • General Mills, Inc. 3
  • Cummins, Inc. 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
24% 24
$111,369.00
63K 135K
Finance/Accounting
15% 15
$97,500.00
85K 105K
General Management
17% 17
$88,273.00
52K 110K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
31% 31
$96,618.00
60K 110K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
7% 7
$86,600.00
70K 95K
Other
7% 7
$121,833.00
50K 211K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
17% 17
$124,224.00
75K 135K
Consumer Products
7% 7
$97,500.00
95K 100K
Financial Services
13% 13
$96,250.00
85K 100K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
13% 13
$89,188.00
60K 107K
Media/Entertainment
7% 7
$93,333.00
85K 103K
Non-profit
4% 4
$67,467.00
50K 90K
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
15% 15
$107,500.00
52K 211K
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
13% 13
$89,063.00
60K 110K
Other
10% 10
$95,714.00
70K 105K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
11% 11
$127,334.00
91K 211K
More than five years
49% 49
$97,874.00
52K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 4
Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
96% 96
$100,656.00
50K 211K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
4% 4
$91,000.00
70K 110K
U.S. Southwest
13% 13
$89,688.00
50K 110K
U.S. Midwest
71% 71
$99,794.00
52K 135K
U.S. West
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Dish Network 5
  • General Mills, Inc. 5
  • University of Minnesota 5
  • Target Corporation 4
  • Boston Scientific Corporation 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 92
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Career Trek to Seattle, WA
  • NSHMBA (national conference) San Antonio, TX
  • NBMBA (national conference) Houston, TX
  • ROMBA (national conference) New Orleans, LA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$137,197
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $78,568
  • Budget $22,148
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$137,197
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $98,048
  • Budget $22,148
19 Full Tuition Scholarships
$26,927 Average Scholarship Amount 75% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
75% 75
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $65,427
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
51 Carlson School of Management 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Human Resources
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Mobile friendly: website and student breakout room reservation app Expanded development of online courses with desktop and lecture recording options Increased lecture capture and video conferencing classrooms Updated computer labs and HDMI in classrooms and breakout rooms New online freshmen onboarding, readiness checklist Expanded computing capabilities for big data Implemented new CRM, mass email and events management systems Enhanced Student Tracking System with Leads and Dual Degree candidate information

Students: Who are my classmates?

25% International Students
25% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
76% 76
Asian American
6% 6
Hispanic
3% 3
Student Citizenship
North America
75% 75
Asia
22% 22
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
3% 3
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Social Impact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
Active Networking Clubs
  • LGBT students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

17,800 Living MBA Alumni 7 Countries where alumni clubs exist
22 Active alumni clubs
5% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.