Diversity & Inclusion


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Women enrolled (Fall 2019)


International Students enrolled (Fall 2019)


Students of Color enrolled (Fall 2019)

The Carlson School of Management is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive community that encourages all members to reach their full potential through learning, working, and service. We envision a school community where all individuals embrace and advance the framework, beliefs, and principles inherent in the value for equity and diversity. We believe this work is at the center of everything that we do.

At the Carlson School, the mission behind our Diversity and Inclusion work is to support the recruitment of a highly diverse student body across degree programs; to support the academic success of students from historically underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds; and to advance diversity and intercultural competencies as essential aspects of intellectual growth and human development for all students.

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Project Emerge

Project Emerge is a business introduction program for high-achieving and diverse undergraduate students and emerging professionals from ALL majors interested in building a business foundation. Through various leadership, training, and site visit opportunities, Project Emerge provides a glimpse of business basics. 

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Women's Leadership Conference

Learn how to harness your unique power at the 15th annual Women’s Leadership Conference, “Surge: The Power of Women.” No matter where you are in your career path or stage of life, you have the potential to build momentum from the ground up. Surge will give you the tools you need to reach new heights and to inspire others to embark on a similar journey.

Clubs & Organizations

Other Clubs & Organizations include: 

  • Carlson's Women's Network (CWN)
  • Family Club
  • Graduate Women in Business (GWIB)
  • Military Veterans of the Carlson School of Management
  • Mosaic

MBA Candidates take on Female Leadership

As part of the Women's Leadership Conference, we asked seven MBA candidates from the Carlson School of Management what female leadership means to them.