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The Carlson School of Management's educational programs and faculty are highly ranked, both nationally and internationally.
|Poets & Quants||Best Undergraduate Business Programs||2021||14th|
|U.S. News & World Report||Best Undergraduate Business Programs||2020||19th|
|Times Higher Education World University||Best Business and Economics Universities worldwide||2019||31st|
|Collegechoice.net||Best Undergraduate Business Schools||2020||23rd|
|Business Administration||Collegechoice.net||Best Undergraduate Business Administration Degrees||2020||3rd|
|Management||U.S. News & World Report||Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties||2020||21st|
|Management Information Systems||U.S. News & World Report||Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties||2020||6th|
|Marketing||U.S. News & World Report||Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties||2020||17th|
|Supply Chain Operations & Management||U.S. News & World Report||Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties||2020||15th|
MBA Part-Time Program
|U.S. News and World Report||America's Best Graduate Schools - Part-Time MBA Program||2022||10th|
|Healthcare Management Degree Guide||2019||11th|
MBA Full-Time Program
|Bloomberg Businessweek||Top Business Schools||2019-2020||35th|
|The Economist||Which MBA?||2021||6th in the United States, 11th Globally|
|The Financial Times International Ranking||Full-Time Global MBA Ranking||2021||37th in the United States, 71st Globally|
|Forbes||The Top MBA Programs in the U.S.||2020||32nd|
|Poets & Quants||Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2020||2020-2021||31st in the United States|
|U.S. News and World Report||America's Best Graduate Schools - Business||2022||28th|
|Military Friendly||Graduate School - MBA Program||2021-2022||1st|
|Poets & Quants||World’s Best MBA Programs For Entrepreneurship||2020||14th in the United States, 18th Globally|
Executive MBA - Minneapolis
|Financial Times||Executive MBA Rankings||2020||14th U.S. based, 77th Globally|
|Poets & Quants||Executive MBA Programs||2019||25th|
|The Economist||Which MBA?||2020||14th in the United States,
Executive MBA - Global
|Financial Times||Executive MBA Rankings||2019||48th internationally (Vienna University of Economics and Business/Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)|
Master's in Business Analytics
|QS World University Rankings||QS Business Analytics Rankings||2021||8th U.S. based; 19th internationally|
|U.S. News & World Report||Best Information Systems Programs||2021||5th|
|U.S. News & World Report||America's Best Graduate Schools - Business School Specialty Rankings||2021||14th|
Master's in Supply Chain Management
|Gartner, Inc.||Top 25 2020 North American Supply Chain Graduate Program Ranking||2020||8th|
|QS World University Rankings||QS Supply Chain Management||2021||6th U.S. based; 16th internationally|
Faculty and Research
|Global Ranking of Academic Subjects||Management||2020||7th in the US; 11th in the World|
|Global Ranking of Academic Subjects||Business Administration||2020||12th in the US; 14th in the World|
|Global Ranking of Academic Subjects||Finance||2020||23rd in the US; 29th in the World|
|Academic Ranking of World Universities||World Universities||2020||14th|
|University of Texas, Dallas||Top 100 World Business School Research Rankings - 2015-2019||2020||12th in the US; 13th in the World|
|Texas A&M University/University of Georgia||Management Department Productivity Rankings||2019||7th|
|U.S. News and World Report||Best Global Universities for Economics and Business||2019||17th in the US; 29th in the World|
|Korea University Business School||Worldwide Business Research Ranking||2019||12th|
In 1920, the University of Minnesota became the 18th school to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB accreditation assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate business education worldwide.
AACSB International is an association of educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations devoted to the advancement of higher education in management education. It is also the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs worldwide.
Located at the University of Minnesota on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, and part of one of the leading public research land grant universities in the country, the Carlson School of Management has a rich history of preparing and educating the world's current and future business leaders.
Since its founding in 1919 as the University of Minnesota School of Business, the school has grown, changed names, and moved locations, all while maintaining a continued commitment to excellence. This evolution has been helped through the generosity of many business partners, most notably Curt Carlson and Herbert M. Hanson, Jr.
In 1986, Curt Carlson (founder of Carlson Companies and namesake of the Carlson School) made a $25 million gift to the University of Minnesota, which at the time was the largest single gift ever given to a public university. In his honor, the School of Management was renamed the Curtis L. Carlson School of Management. His gift established several endowed chairs and marked the beginning of Carlson School's ascent into the upper echelon of business schools. In 1993, Carlson made the lead gift for the Carlson School building, sparking gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, as well as a legislative commitment. The building was dedicated in 1998.
In 2007, the Carlson School became one of the first business schools in the nation to require that undergraduate students participate in a global learning experience.
In 2008, Herbert M. Hanson, Jr., benefactor and University of Minnesota alumnus, supported the construction of Hanson Hall, effectively consolidating the school’s undergraduate classrooms, services, and programs in one location.
More facts and figures about the Carlson School
- 2018 Annual Report
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- 2016 Annual Report
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2014 Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2010 Annual Report
- 2009 Annual Report