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Rankings

The Carlson School of Management's educational programs and faculty are highly ranked, both nationally and internationally.

Undergraduate Programs

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2015 15th
Bloomberg Businessweek Undergraduate Business Programs 2014 46th nationwide
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Top 25 Colleges & Universities 2010 1st

Undergraduate Specialties

Speciality Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Management Information Systems U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2015 3rd
Marketing U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2015 11th
Management U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2015 13th

MBA Part-Time Program

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top Business Schools 2011 66th nationwide; 12th in the Midwest region
U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Part-Time MBA Program 2016 10th
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Top 25 MBA 2010 1st
Healthcare Management Degree Guide

Top 20 Part-Time MBA Degrees with a Specialization in Healthcare Management in 2015

2015 9th

MBA Full-Time Program

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Bloomberg BusinessWeek MBA Job Placement 2012 20th
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top Business Schools 2014 36th
The Economist*U.S. Ranking Which MBA? 2013 32nd
The Economist*International Ranking Which MBA? 2013 53rd
The Financial Times*International Ranking Full-Time Global MBA Ranking 2015 83rd
Forbes The Top MBA Programs in the U.S. 2013 25th
Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2012 2012 27th
U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Business 2016 27th

Executive MBA - Minneapolis

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top Business Schools 2013 24th
Financial Times*International Ranking Executive MBA Rankings 2014 79th

Faculty and Research

Site Category Publication Date Ranking
Academic Ranking of World Universities Economics and Business Faculty 2014 10th
Academic Ranking of World Universities World Universities 2014 30th
University of Texas, Dallas Top 100 World Business School Research Rankings - 2010-2014 2014 17th
Texas A&M University/University of Florida Management Department Productivity Rankings 2013 1st
U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities for Economics and Business 2015 18th

Accreditation

AACSB LogoIn 1920, the University of Minnesota became the 18th school to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate business education worldwide.

AACSB International is an association of educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in management education. It is also the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide.

History

Located at the University of Minnesota on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, and part of one of the leading public research land grant universities in the country, the Carlson School of Management has a rich history of preparing and educating the world's current and future business leaders.

Since its founding in 1919 as the University of Minnesota School of Business, the school has grown, changed names, and moved locations, all while maintaining a continued commitment to excellence. This evolution has been helped through the generosity of many business partners, most notably Curt Carlson and Herbert M. Hanson, Jr.

In 1986, Curt Carlson (founder of Carlson Companies and namesake of the Carlson School) made a $25 million gift to the University of Minnesota, which at the time was the largest single gift ever given to a public university. In his honor, the School of Management was renamed the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management. His gift established several endowed chairs and marked the beginning of Carlson School's ascent into the upper echelon of business schools. In 1993, Carlson made the lead gift for the Carlson School building, sparking gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as a legislative commitment. The building was dedicated in 1998.

In 2007, the Carlson School became one of the first business schools in the nation to require that undergraduate students participate in a global learning experience.

In 2008, Herbert M. Hanson, Jr., benefactor and University of Minnesota alumnus, supported the construction of Hanson Hall, effectively consolidating the school’s undergraduate classrooms, services, and programs in one location.

Annual Report

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