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Carlson Consulting Enterprise

Carlson Consulting Enterprise

Real World. Real Results.

The Carlson Consulting Enterprise is a unique management consultancy and academic program that brings the brightest student minds to bear on significant business challenges for premier companies. Student participants will build relationships with recognized business leaders, apply concepts from the classroom in a real-world environment, and get valuable work experience. 


  • 200+

    projects completed
    since 2002

  • 100+

    clients served
    since 2002

  • 99%

    of clients would recommend
    the Consulting Enterprise


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MBA students

Carlson Consulting Students MBA Students

Apply your skills and knowledge to complete a live project for a real client organization. In the Carlson Consulting Enterprise, you will gain real-world experience collaborating with clients, while making a positive impact on the business and accelerating your career development. Throughout the two-semester class, the project work is enhanced by a weekly class that teaches the structured thinking and project management skills crucial for professionals along any career path.

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Undergraduate students

CCE Undergraduate John Reichl

Each year, a small number of Carlson School undergraduate students are selected to participate in the Carlson Consulting Enterprise through a highly competitive process.

Undergraduate consultants work side-by-side with their MBA counterparts on small project teams, and develop critical thinking, communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.

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Become a Client

The Carlson Consulting Enterprise partners with organizations ranging from non-profits to Fortune 500 companies to provide hands-on learning opportunities for high-calliber students.

As a client, student consultants will gather crucial insights and analyze data to address your strategic or operational challenges. They rigorously evaluate the alternatives and develop fact-based recommendations.

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Consulting Enterprise Projects

The Carlson Consulting Enterprise has completed more than 200 projects for a variety of clients. Read about key business challenges that student consultants have addressed as part of past Enterprise projects:

  • expo2023
  • Medtronic
  • valspar

Contact Information 

Carlson Consulting Enterprise
Carlson School of Management
321 19th Ave. S., Suite L-153
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438

Phone: 612-626-7751
Fax: 612-626-7012

Managing Director

Sarah S. Gisser
Carlson Consulting Enterprise
612-626-7751
sgisser@umn.edu