Facts & Figures

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Rankings

The Carlson School of Management's educational programs and faculty are highly ranked, both nationally and internationally.

Undergraduate Programs

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Poets & Quants Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2018 21st
U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2019 18th
Times Higher Education World University Best Business and Economics Universities worldwide 2019 31st

 

Undergraduate Specialties

Specialty Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Business Administration Collegechoice.net Best Undergraduate Business Administration Degrees 2016 3rd
Entrepreneurship U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2018 29th
Management U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2019 23rd
Management Information Systems U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2019 5th
Marketing U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2019 29th
Production / Operation Management

U.S. News & World Report

Best Undergraduate Business Programs, specialties 2018 15th

 

MBA Part-Time Program

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Part-Time MBA Program 2019 7th
Healthcare Management Degree Guide

Top 20 Part-Time MBA Degrees with a Specialization in Healthcare Management in 2015

2015 9th

 

MBA Full-Time Program

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top Business Schools 2018 29th
The Economist Which MBA? 2018 25th in the United States, 32nd Globally
The Financial Times International Ranking Full-Time Global MBA Ranking 2019 42nd in the United States, 81st Globally
Forbes The Top MBA Programs in the U.S. 2017 27th
Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2018 2018 30th
U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Business 2019 35th

 

Executive MBA - Minneapolis

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Top Business Schools 2013 24th
Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings 2018 18th U.S. based
Poets & Quants Executive MBA Programs 2018 25th

 

Executive MBA - Global

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings 2018 45th internationally (Vienna University of Economics and Business/Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

 

Master's in Business Analytics

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
QS World University Rankings QS Business Analytics Rankings 2019 4th U.S. based; 10th internationally
U.S. News & World Report Best Information Systems Programs 2020 7th

 

Master's in Supply Chain Management

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Gartner, Inc. Top 25 2018 North American Supply Chain Graduate Program Ranking 2018 6th

 

Faculty and Research

Site Category Publication Date Ranking
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects Management  2018 11th
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects Business Administration 2018 9th
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects Finance 2018 29th
Academic Ranking of World Universities World Universities 2018 37th
University of Texas, Dallas Top 100 World Business School Research Rankings - 2014-2018 2019 15th
Texas A&M University/University of Georgia Management Department Productivity Rankings 2018 4th
U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities for Economics and Business 2018 23rd
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) Academic Ranking of Global Universities - Business 2017 6th in the World
Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) Academic Ranking of Global Universities - Management 2017 4th in the World

Accreditation

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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.

History

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.

Annual Report

More facts and figures about the Carlson School