Current Initiatives

The Carlson School supports our diverse community in a variety of ways. From scholarships to events, identity-based visit days to recruitment fairs, and pipeline programs to affinity networks, there is something for everyone.

This list is regularly updated. If you have new details/programs/initiatives to include, please let us know by emailing

  • Multiple funds designated to support students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • In FY '21, the Carlson School provided 253 scholarships to diverse students totaling nearly $1.4 million in support.
  • Diversity Scholarships for Executive Education programs 
  • Project Emerge
  • Camp Emerge
  • Visit Days for various audiences/affinity groups (Women's Visit Day, LGBTQIA+ Visit Day, Students of Color Visit Day, Military Veterans Visit Day, Carlson Community of Color Admitted Student Event, Carlson Community of Women Admitted Student Eventetc.)
  • Business Innovation Academy
  • Outreach Ambassadors
  • Carlson THRIVE
  • Carlson School - Dougherty Family College Transfer Program
  • Emerging Leaders of Color
  • Recruitment Fairs (includes People of Color Career Fair at Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis Professional Diversity Career Fair, ROMBA and Mossier LGBTQ+ Career Fairs, ForteLaunch events)
  • Inclusive Leadership Series (MBA)
  • DE&I Orientation Sessions for PT/Online/FT MBA Programs
  • MBA Diversity and Inclusion staff steering committee
  • MBA Roundtable/Forte Gender in Business School Task Force
  • Diversity Matters

As part of the University of Minnesota, Carlson School students, faculty and staff are able to access a variety of additional resources.