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 2021 14th
U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2022 19th

 

Undergraduate Specialties

Publication Specialty  Category Publication Date Ranking
U.S. News & World Report Management Information Systems Best Undergraduate Business Management Information Systems Programs 2022 7th
U.S. News & World Report Management Best Undergraduate Business Management Programs 2022 28th
U.S. News & World Report Marketing Best Undergraduate Business Marketing Programs 2022 35th

 

MBA Part-Time Program

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Part-Time MBA Program 2022 10th
Healthcare Management Degree Guide

Best Part-Time MBA Degrees with a Specialization in Healthcare Management 

2019 11th

 

MBA Full-Time Program

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Military Friendly Graduate School - MBA Program 2021-2022 1st
The Economist Which MBA? 2021 6th in the United States, 11th Globally
Poets & Quants World’s Best MBA Programs For Entrepreneurship 2020 14th in the United States, 18th Globally
Fortune Best MBA Programs 2021 23rd in the United States
U.S. News and World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Business 2022 28th
Poets & Quants Top 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 2020 2020-2021 31st in the United States
Forbes The Top MBA Programs in the U.S. 2020 32nd
The Financial Times International Ranking Full-Time Global MBA Ranking 2021 37th in the United States, 71st Globally
Bloomberg Businessweek Top Business Schools 2021-2022 42nd

 

Executive MBA - Minneapolis

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Poets & Quants Executive MBA Programs 2021 10th
The Economist Which MBA?  2020 14th in the United States,
28th Globally
Financial Times Executive MBA Rankings 2020 14th U.S. based, 77th Globally
Fortune Best Executive MBA 2021 17th

 

Executive MBA - Global

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
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

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
U.S. News & World Report Best Information Systems Programs 2021 5th
QS World University Rankings QS Business Analytics Rankings 2022 7th U.S. based; 19th in the World
U.S. News & World Report America's Best Graduate Schools - Business School Specialty Rankings 2021 14th

 

Master's in Finance

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
QS World University Rankings QS Finance Rankings 2022 15th U.S. based; 60th in the World


Master's in Supply Chain Management

Publication Category Publication Date Ranking
Gartner, Inc. Top 25 2020 North American Supply Chain Graduate Program Ranking 2020 8th
QS World University Rankings QS Supply Chain Management 2022 7th U.S. based; 19th in the World

 

Faculty and Research

Site Category Publication Date Ranking
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects Management  2021 6th in the US; 10th in the World
University of Texas, Dallas Top 100 World Business School Research Rankings - 2016-2020 2020 12th in the US; 12th in the World
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects Business Administration 2021 17th in the US; 20th in the World
Texas A&M University/University of Georgia Management Department Productivity Rankings 2020 18th
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects Finance 2021 23rd in the US; 27th in the World
Academic Ranking of World Universities World Universities 2021 24th in the US; 40th in the World
U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities for Economics and Business 2021 21st in the US; 35th 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