Undergraduate studentsThe Carlson School undergraduate curriculum features:

First Year Coursework
  • ECON 1101 Principles of Microeconomics* (4 credits)
  • ECON 1102 Principles of Macroeconomics* (4 credits)
  • MATH 1142 Short Calculus* or MATH 1271, Calculus I* (4 credits)
  • MGMT 1001 Contemporary Management* (3 credits)
  • MGMT 1005 Corporate Responsibility & Ethics* (3 credits)
  • WRIT 1301 or 1401 Freshman Writing, or equivalent* (4 credits)
  • PSY 1001 Introduction to Psychology (4 credits)
  • Liberal Education Requirement

Students who enter the program as a Junior transfer student will take MGMT 3001 instead of MGMT 1001.

Students must complete all designated courses (*) with a C- or better.

Second Year Coursework

Fall semester

  • SCO 2550 Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis* (4 credits)
  • ACCT 2050 Introduction to Financial Accounting* (4 credits)
  • Liberal Education Requirements
  • ​Additional core course such as IDSC 3001 or HRIR 3021

Spring semester

  • Immersion Core
    • MKTG 3001 Principles of Marketing* (3 credits)
    • FINA 3001 Finance Fundamentals* (3 credits)
    • SCO 3001 Introduction to Operations Management* (3 credits)
    • MGMT 3004 Business Strategy* (3 credits)
  • BA 3000 Career Skills (1 credit)
  • ​Additional course of student's choice (optional)

Students must complete all designated courses (*) with a C- or better.

Additional Requirements

Additional key business coursework will be taken throughout your undergraduate degree, including:

  • MGMT 3033W Business Communication* (3 credits)
  • HRIR 3021 Personnel and Industrial Relations* (3 credits)
  • ACCT 3001 Introduction to Management Accounting* (3 credits)
  • IDSC 3001 Information Systems for Business Processes and Management* (3 credits) (students planning to major in MIS should complete this class during their sophomore year

Students will declare a major during their sophomore year.

Liberal Education Requirements

All students earning a degree at the University of Minnesota must complete Liberal Education Requirements.

International Experience

All students will complete their international experience as part of the program requirements. Short term programs or semester length programs may be used to meet this requirement. Students will participate in International Experience (IE) 101 early in their program to begin planning for studying abroad.