Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    601
  • Program Enrollment
    1,207
  • Yield
    82%
  • Selectivity
    86%
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.

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Part-time MBA students work on real-world projects as part of most classes. This was so important to me because I had an immediate application for the concepts I learned. In one Global Operations class, my team helped a Fortune 500 company redesign its Asia-Pacific supply chain. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Our Graduate Business Career Center (GBCC) is also unique. I have been on recruiting trips for my company this year and I can see that the resources provided by the GBCC have prepared me completely for all of the components in successful career planning.

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Events Calendar

  • Sep 11
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    The MBA Tour - Asia

    Seoul, Korea

    Visit our table at The MBA Tour to meet with Carlson MBA admissions representatives and speak with MBA program alumni.

  • Sep 11
    3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    QS Top MBA

    Chicago, IL

    Visit our table at this QS Top MBA event to meet with Carlson MBA admissions representatives and speak with MBA program alumni.

  • Sep 13
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    The MBA Tour - Asia

    Shanghai, China

    Visit our table at The MBA Tour to meet with Carlson MBA admissions representatives and speak with MBA program alumni.

About University of Minnesota

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 61
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 24 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
86% Carlson School of Management 72% Average Across All Schools

601 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
73% 587
75% 601
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 291
86% 86.0
82% 82.0
Female
35% 35
International
8% 8
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Operations
24% 24
Finance / Accounting
24% 24
Marketing / Sales
17% 17
Other
15% 15
General Management
9% 9
Management
5% 5
Consulting
4% 4
Human Resources
2% 2
Other
32% 32
Manufacturing
23% 23
Consumer Products
17% 17
Financial Services
14% 14
Consulting
7% 7
Non-Profit
4% 4
Government
2% 2
Petroleum / Energy
1% 1
Pharma / Health Care
0% 0
Real Estate
0% 0
Technology
0% 0
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
2% 2
2% 2
710 to 739
5% 5
6% 6
680 to 709
8% 8
9% 9
650 to 679
6% 6
7% 7
620 to 649
12% 12
13% 13
590 to 619
15% 15
17% 17
560 to 589
18% 18
19% 19
530 to 559
15% 15
17% 17
500 to 529
8% 8
7% 7
Under 500
10% 10
2% 2
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
  • Other

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,235
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,235
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
36% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
30% 90
0%
Students in Core Classes
Carlson School of Management 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
30% 30
Experiential learning
10% 10
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a minimum number of credits; Students must complete an international experience.
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 57
  • Average # of months to complete program 42
  • Six-Year completion rate 84%
  • Max time allowed to complete 84
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Every weekend
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
77% 77
Not Reported
13% 13
Asian American
6% 6
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Nonprofit
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Other

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.