Overview

Applicants
565
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.35
Years Work Experience
4.92
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
650 - 710
GPA
3.10 - 3.63

Deadlines


Round 1
November 1

Round 2
December 1

Round 3
February 1

Round 4
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
265

54
Full-time
46
Part-time
30
Female
24
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

At the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, experiential learning, proximity to Fortune 500 companies, a "stellar" Career Center, and a "robust dual degree program" are just a few of the happy offerings on tap for those who take advantage of the school's various MBA tracks. The school "makes life very enjoyable for the student body," administrators are "passionate advocates" for the programs, and "staff members go out of their way to remove barriers to success for students." Both the administration and professors "are very receptive to student feedback" and "are willing to change their approach to best suit the students." This includes "updating, removing, and replacing required courses; and providing specific resources to students."

The workload at Carlson is well balanced. Students say course work is "challenging, but it doesn't take hours of your day up to get it done" (the exception being some of the core curriculum, which "can be brutal some weeks"). The academic rigor is "sufficient for most students, even those with a business background," and "enterprise experience. . . gives real world experience and legitimate projects from companies." Smaller cohort sizes "leverage wiggle space, and a more personalized MBA program is the outcome," which includes "lots of coaching and mentoring being offered." The beloved professors "can apply the principles they're trying to teach us in a real world example while at the same time getting us to laugh." "We have beers on occasion and it's nice to know that these people have other interests than just class," says a student. They "offer many options to help us balance both school and work," including includes the ability to choose which two or three cases students want to write an analysis on, and courses of varying lengths throughout the semester.


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
Supply Chain Management

Center for Research

Accounting
Entrepeneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
MGMT 6410, Corporate Responsibility Managing with appreciation for corporate responsibility. Corporate responsibility/how executives think about it. Factors that make assessing corporate responsibility complex. Need for business leaders to understand/make choices with respect to corporate responsibility issues.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Net Impact: http://carlsonschool.umn.edu/degrees/master-business-administration/full-time-mba/student-life/clubs-organizations

School's environmental commitment 2:
MGMT 6410, Corporate Responsibility Managing with appreciation for corporate responsibility. Corporate responsibility/how executives think about it. Factors that make assessing corporate responsibility complex. Need for business leaders to understand/make choices with respect to corporate responsibility issues.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Courses offered: Ethics Seminar- The Ethical Environment of International Business: Ethics Seminar- Corporate Social Responsibility, A Scandinavian Approach:Costa Rica Seminar- Business and the Environment. http://carlsonschool.umn.edu/faculty-research/carlson-global-institute/education-abroad

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$106,435
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
89%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
25%
Graduate Facilitated
6%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
16%
Graduate Facilitiated
8%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Consulting
30%
Marketing
16%
Finance/Accounting
8%
Operations/Logistics
7%
Other
4%
General Management
2%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
Midwest
7%
West
6%
Southwest
4%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
Northeast
2%
International
1%
South

Students Say

The "highly diverse and outstanding business community in the Twin Cities area" is the primary goal (or current employer) of most who attend Carlson, and "opportuni- ties to network and improve our marketability outside of the classroom are plentiful." Minneapolis boasts numerous Fortune 500 companies, as well as a robust nonprofit sector, which "allows you to pursue whatever direction you want with your MBA, all while being part of a vibrant metropolis." For those who are seeking to work outside of Minnesota, "Carlson is also expanding networking opportunities on the West Coast" and is incredibly helpful in facilitating the job search of students who wish to do so.

The Career Center has "phenomenal and flexible offerings for part-time MBA students," as well. "My personal favorite is the all-day Career Conference for part-time students held on a Saturday each April," says one. The alumni network is equally as helpful: "There's a pride from being from Carlson and alumni want to do what they can to help the next generation of graduates succeed." Recent employers of Carlson grads include 3M, Amazon, Best Buy, Boston Scientific, Cummins, Deloitte Consulting, Delta Airlines, Dish Network, and Eaton Corporation.


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $122,500 $120,313 $72,500 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 30% $98,003 $95,600 $72,800 $112,500
Finance / Accounting 16% $100,000 $103,333 $85,000 $125,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $95,000 $91,967 $77,000 $99,800
Other 7% $110,000 $109,871 $88,000 $131,482
General Management 4% $107,000 $102,333 $90,000 $110,000
Information Technology 2%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 24% $135,000 $122,500 $72,500 $147,000
Consumer Products 16% $96,000 $97,315 $88,000 $103,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 12% $105,003 $102,418 $77,000 $120,000
Financial Services 11% $100,000 $106,000 $85,000 $125,000
Other 11% $110,000 $113,310 $105,000 $131,482
Manufacturing 10% $99,800 $96,748 $75,000 $107,000
Technology 8% $92,500 $95,467 $72,800 $125,000
Media / Entertainment 6% $95,000 $97,000 $90,000 $110,000
Petroleum / Energy 2%

Prominent Alumni

Thomas O. Staggs
Chairman, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, The Walt Disney Company

John G. Stumpf
Chairman, President and CEO, Wells Fargo & Company

John H. Hammergren
Chairman and CEO, McKesson Corp.

Thia Breen
Global President of Estee Lauder Brand, Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Catherine Mathis
Senior Vice President Marketing and Communications, Standard & Poor's

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$36,140
Tuition (Out-State)
$46,500
Fees (In-State)
$4,267
Fees (Out-State)
$4,267

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,302
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,302
Fees (In-State)
$66
Fees (Out-State)
$66

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,000
Academic Expenses
$3,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,242
Part Time
84%

In State
54.0%
Out of State
46.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
23

Demographics

14.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
23.00%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The U of M is "fantastic about engaging all students both in the classroom and with social activities": "From events during class times or on off days, there is a strong sense of togetherness." The school is constantly trying to cater to its busy student components, introducing part-time clubs, "networking socials" before and during class, Friday eve- ning casual dinners, and a couple of all-day career workshops over the weekend. The student body is "a great mix that includes a large group of veterans and international students," and many students come from all over the country. There is an incredibly active social scene, and "it is more or less an expectation [that] students participate in that social scene," though "you can get as involved as you have time for." This includes many family-friendly and spouse-friendly activities and events: "I like the fact that my family was able to come and see what I do on a typical day, eat lunch with them and then meet my classmates. It really made me feel like I was combining two families."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Linh Gilles
Director Admissions and Recruiting

Address
321 Nineteenth Avenue South
Suite 1-110
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Phone
612-625-5555

Fax
612-626-7785

Email
mba@umn.edu


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