Spring 2016



Within the upcoming year, the Carlson School of Management will welcome students to three new graduate degree programs.

Industry MBA

For congressional staffers looking to fast-track their legislative careers or transition into the private sector, an MBA can be the catalyst to accelerating career growth. And now an MBA is within reach for these busy professionals.

Starting this summer, the Carlson School will offer an Industry MBA Program to cultivate leaders with a combination of policy and management expertise that is in high demand from businesses across the globe. Students can apply what they learn immediately, and build on their skills throughout their long-term careers.

Current or past congressional staffers will obtain the fundamental business knowledge crucial for advancing a legislative career or transitioning into a corporate role. But unlike traditional MBA programs, the Carlson Industry MBA gives students in-depth knowledge of four key industries in which innovation is required for continued growth: healthcare, energy, technology, and finance.

Graduates of the program will be well-prepared to seize new opportunities on Capitol Hill or to pivot into a career in business. By honing their skills, these experienced professionals can get a jumpstart on their career growth sooner.

MS in Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program trains leaders to manage today’s global and complex supply chains—an industry in which growth will outpace the supply of talent by nearly 200,000 jobs through 2018.

In the Twin Cities and beyond, businesses are clamoring to acquire and retain supply chain talent. Specifically, they seek professionals with specialized knowledge and experience in this field, who are prepared to lead a team or business unit, and have executive-level potential.

MS in Finance

The Master of Science in Finance Program imparts advanced tools used in business and financial markets to prepare professionals to interpret and act on complex financial information. In addition to business fundamentals, students will hone proficiency in cutting-edge software and databases including Bloomberg, Factset, CRSP, Compustat, Matlab, Excel VBA, and ModelRisk.

Recent college graduates and early career professionals with strong math or engineering skills can leverage what they learn to reach the next step in their career more quickly.

The Carlson School’s position in Minneapolis offers students connections to a thriving finance community. The Minneapolis-St. Paul business community is home to leading organizations that span the banking, insurance, and securities and investment service industries. Among the top 15 employers in Minnesota, four are leading finance and insurance corporations.

These one-year programs accelerate students’ careers in technology, healthcare, supply chain management, finance, and more.

Learn more at carlsonschool.umn.edu/programs.



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