• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $1,797.00 per credit (resident and nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
    Graduate Degree
  • Application Deadlines
    May 15, June, 15, July 15 for fall; October 15, November 15, December 15 for spring
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • College
    Carlson School of Management

The Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program mixes business fundamentals and a range of industry-specific electives, allowing students to tailor their education to their career interests and broaden their skill set, with the option to fulfill the required residency with an online, in-person, or even abroad experience. As an Online MBA student, you will be able to leverage tailored and robust resources to help you advance your career: talented academic advisors and career coaches, an alumni network spanning 95 countries, and an innovative curriculum structured to fit the needs of working professionals.

Program Format

Online MBA students complete the 52-credit program in about two years through online courses and options for on-campus or global experiences.

You will join a strong network of fellow MBA students and the broader community at the Carlson School of Management and University of Minnesota. Enjoy the benefits of a face-to-face student community virtually and through regular live programming offered by your MBA program staff. Virtual student resources include academic advising, career coaching, and enhanced services and technology support.

Sample Courses

  • MBA 6300 – Strategic Management (3 cr)
  • MBA 6140 – Managerial Economics (2 cr)
  • MBA 6210 – Marketing Management (3 cr)
  • MBA 6110 – Leading Others (2 cr)
  • MBA 6315 – Business Ethics (2 cr)

For complete curriculum information, visit the Carlson website.

Online Catalog

Career Connections

The Carlson School’s position in the heart of Minneapolis grants Online 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 today’s business landscape.

In addition, the Graduate Business Career Center prepares MBA students for successful job searches and connects students to top companies across the world, providing resources such as:

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