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.

Undergraduate Program

The Undergraduate Program is committed to diversity, offering a variety of experiences including programs to support first-generation and multicultural students.

MBA Program

The MBA Program offers student engagement opportunities that support the exploration and development of core values for equity and diversity and that help students consider how these values will enhance their business practice. The school also provides specific recruitment activities such as MBA Preview, Spotlight on Diversity to provide prospective students the opportunity to explore our culturally rich MBA Program. Finally, scholarship opportunities are available for support students in the graduate study of business. 

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Women's Initiative

The Carlson School of Management is committed to providing women in business with lifelong learning opportunities and resources to enrich their professional careers and help them to thrive in leadership roles. To those ends, the school offers a comprehensive set of initiatives designed to support the forward focus of Minnesota businesswomen.

A signature women's event is the Carlson School's annual Women's Leadership Conference, a forum for leadership and professional development designed to inspire and extend one's leadership effectiveness today and career aspirations for tomorrow.