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Industry Master of Business Administration

  • Delivery: 
    Primarily Online
  • Cost: 
    $1,545.00 per credit (resident and nonresident)
  • Total credits: 
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Degree
  • Application deadlines: 
    December 1, February 1, April 1
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    Carlson School of Management

The Industry MBA is a one-year, 48-credit program offered primarily online for professionals with experience in government and an understanding of industry-related legislative and policy issues.

This program will give you an understanding of legislative and policy initiatives, in addition to sophisticated management expertise. You’ll supplement your policy knowledge by completing a curriculum that spans leadership, management, business fundamentals, and in-depth industry training.

Program Format

The Industry MBA program is organized around three phases, delivered in sequence.

  • Business Fundamentals—foundational knowledge of marketing, finance, operations, strategy, accounting, and related disciplines
  • Industry Orientationmacroeconomic and value chain-related training in the four targeted industries: energy, finance, health care, and technology
  • Virtual Project and Capstonean experiential component featuring both a project and a simulation


Summer Term

  • Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • Industry and Regulatory Analysis (2 credits)
  • Data Analysis and Statistics (3 credits)
  • Marketing Management (3 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Industry Vertical: Health (2 credits)

Fall Term

  • Negotiations (2 credits)
  • Financial Management (3 credits)
  • Industry Vertical: Energy (2 credits)
  • Managerial Economics (3 credits)
  • Industry Vertical: Technology (2 credits)
  • Supply Chain Management (3 credits)

Spring Term

  • Industry Vertical: Finance (2 credits)
  • Data Analytics (3 credits)
  • The Ethical Environment of Business (2 credits)
  • Leading Others (2 credits)
  • Virtual Team Project (4 credits)
  • Capstone (4 credits)

Career Outlook

The Carlson School has close ties with hundreds of companies and grants Industry MBA students access to a vibrant, diverse, and global business community. These companies recruit graduates, engage with students, and ensure the School’s degree programs are relevant to the ever-changing intersections of legislation and business.

Graduate Business Career Center Resources

The Graduate Business Career Center prepares MBA students for successful job searches and connects students to top companies across the world.

Student resources include:

  • Career counseling
  • Career tests
  • Mock interviews
  • Job search tools
  • Networking events
  • Resume reviews
  • Career fairs
  • Negotiation strategies