Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    691
  • Program Cost
    $76,575
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    46%
  • Selectivity
    44%
  • Job Offers
    93%
  • Average Salary
    $101,880
  • 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 businesses community that includes 19 Fortune 500 companies.

Events Calendar

  • Apr 23
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    MS in Business Analytics Information Session

    Minneapolis, MN

    The Carlson School invites you to learn more about the MS in Business Analytics program. Join us at an information session to become acquainted with the curriculum, meet the admissions team, and get answers to your questions.

  • May 1
    Part-Time MBA Priority Application Deadline

    Online

    Applications for the Part-Time MBA program are completed and submitted through the Carlson School's online system. The system allows you to save your work and return to it anytime. Supporting materials and the application fee can also be submitted through the online application system.

  • May 1
    Executive MBA Priority Application Deadline

    Online

    Submit your application for the Executive MBA program through the Carlson School's online system. You can save your work and return to it anytime. The system also lets you submit supporting materials and the application fee.

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About University of Minnesota

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.32 GPA of All Applicants 3.4 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 55
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 24 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
44% Carlson School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

691 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
82% 657
86% 691
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 565
44% 44.0
46% 46.0
Female
34% 34
International
57% 57
Re-Applicants
2% 2
60% 60
Wait-listed
100% 15
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Visveswaraiah Technological University
  • St. Olaf College
  • United States Naval Academy
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Considered
$44,847 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • United States Navy
  • United States Army
  • Infosys Technologies Ltd.
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • United States Air Force
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
6% 6
10% 10
710 to 739
21% 21
32% 32
680 to 709
26% 26
35% 35
650 to 679
11% 11
7% 7
620 to 649
14% 14
10% 10
590 to 619
8% 8
4% 4
560 to 589
5% 5
1% 1
530 to 559
4% 4
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 Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 21%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 18%
  • Technology 15%
  • Financial Services 12%
Dish Network 7
Top Employer
  • Target Corporation 6
  • Deloitte Consulting 4
  • Cummins, Inc. 3
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
93% Carlson School of Management 84% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
75% 75
64% 63.67152671755726
75% Receive Offers
69% 69
58% 57.7590909090909
69% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
18% 18
21% 20.652301587301586
18% Receive Offers
15% 15
25% 24.575744680851063
15% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.422790697674418
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.03121212121212
0% Accept Offers
83% Graduates seeking full-time employment
8% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Dish Network 7
  • Target Corporation 6
  • Deloitte Consulting 4
  • Cummins, Inc. 3
  • General Mills, Inc. 3
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
24% 24
$122,083.00
90K 135K
Finance/Accounting
19% 19
$90,307.00
60K 125K
General Management
9% 9
$94,167.00
55K 128K
Human Resources
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
30% 30
$96,294.00
80K 110K
Information Technology
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
7% 7
$99,800.00
94K 115K
Other
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
21% 21
$122,083.00
90K 135K
Consumer Products
18% 18
$100,333.00
85K 110K
Financial Services
12% 12
$85,000.00
60K 125K
Government
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Manufacturing
10% 10
$100,474.00
89K 120K
Media/Entertainment
6% 6
$99,250.00
90K 107K
Non-profit
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
Real Estate
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Technology
15% 15
$92,500.00
80K 115K
Other
7% 7
$105,167.00
92K 128K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
13% 13
$90,333.00
80K 105K
More than five years
33% 33
$113,094.00
95K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
North America
96% 96
$101,917.00
55K 135K
South America
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
$n/a Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
U.S. South
1% 1
$n/a Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
13% 13
$95,333.00
85K 107K
U.S. Midwest
73% 73
$103,562.00
55K 135K
U.S. West
4% 4
$n/a Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
$n/a Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus 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
  • University of Minnesota 5
  • General Mills, Inc. 5
  • Target Corporation 4
  • Boston Scientific Corp. 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 24
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 212
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 92
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$175,845
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $76,575
  • Budget $55,636
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$194,693
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $98,115
  • Budget $66,406
70 Full Tuition Scholarships
$22,779 Average Scholarship Amount 66% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
66% 66
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 $69,623
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
54 Carlson School of Management 44 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
  • Electronic Commerce/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
  • • Stepped up our Social Media engagement • Focused our attention on delivering mobile friendly applications and services such as student reservations for breakout rooms • Implemented a new MBA career services system and Citrix for App and Desktop Virtualization • Offered student access to lynda.com training and Telemet Orion investment software • Expanded distance learning capacity with additional desktop and lecture recording options and development of additional online courses. • Laptop program supports Windows 8 laptops for all incoming CEMBA and Undergraduate students

Students: Who are my classmates?

28% International Students
31% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
79% 79
Asian American
8% 8
Hispanic
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
73% 73
Asia
26% 26
Europe Free Trade Zone
1% 1
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

17,264 Living MBA Alumni 7 Countries where alumni clubs exist
15 Active alumni clubs
4% 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.