Rankings

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Rankings

 

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

Undergraduate Programs

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
U.S. News & World ReportBest Undergraduate Business Programs202417th U.S. Public University, 21st U.S.
Poets & QuantsBest Undergraduate Business Programs20239th U.S. Public University; 25th U.S.

 

Undergraduate Specialties

PublicationSpecialty CategoryPublication DateRanking
U.S. News & World ReportManagement Information SystemsBest Undergraduate Business Management Information Systems Programs20244th U.S. Public University, 5th U.S.
U.S. News & World ReportMarketingBest Undergraduate Business Marketing Programs202415th U.S. Public University, 21st (tied) U.S.
U.S. News & World ReportBusiness AnalyticsBest Undergraduate Business Analytics Programs202410th U.S. Public University, 23rd U.S.
U.S. News & World ReportSupply Chain Management LogisticsBest Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Logistics Programs 202419th U.S. Public University, 21st (tied) U.S.

 

MBA Part-Time Program

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
FortuneBest Part-Time MBA Programs2022 - 202313th U.S., 9th U.S. Public University
U.S. News and World ReportAmerica's Best Graduate Schools - Part-Time MBA Program202414th U.S., 8th U.S. Public University
Healthcare Management Degree GuideBest Part-Time MBA Degrees with a Specialization in Healthcare Management 202311th

 

MBA Full-Time Program

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
Military FriendlyGraduate School - MBA Program2023-20243rd
Poets & QuantsWorld’s Best MBA Programs For Entrepreneurship202320th U.S., 25th Globally
FortuneBest MBA Programs202330th U.S., 10th U.S Public Universities
U.S. News and World ReportAmerica's Best Graduate Schools - Business202431st; 12th U.S. Public University
Poets & QuantsTop 100 U.S. MBA Programs of 20222022-202332nd Globally, 10th U.S. Public University
ForbesThe Top MBA Programs in the U.S.202032nd
Bloomberg BusinessweekTop Business Schools2023-202432nd U.S.; 11th U.S. Public University
The Financial Times International RankingFull-Time Global MBA Ranking202243rd in the United States, 82nd Globally


Executive MBA - Minneapolis

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
FortuneBest Executive MBA202210th among U.S. Public Universities; 21st overall
Financial TimesExecutive MBA Rankings202014th U.S. based, 77th Globally

 

Executive MBA - Global

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
QS World University RankingJoint Executive MBA202313th in the World (Vienna University of Economics and Business/Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)
Financial TimesExecutive MBA Rankings201948th internationally (Vienna University of Economics and Business/Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota)

 

Master's in Business Analytics

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
U.S. News & World ReportBest Information Systems Programs20215th
QS World University RankingsQS Business Analytics Rankings20237th U.S. based; 21st in the World
U.S. News & World ReportAmerica's Best Graduate Schools - Business School Specialty Rankings202114th

 

Master's in Finance

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
QS World University RankingsQS Finance Rankings202312th U.S. based; 53rd in the World


Master's in Marketing

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
QS World University RankingsQS Marketing Rankings20234th U.S. based; 18th in the World


Master's in Supply Chain Management

PublicationCategoryPublication DateRanking
Gartner, Inc.Top 25 2022 North American Supply Chain Graduate Program Ranking20228th
QS World University RankingsQS Supply Chain Management Rankings20238th U.S. based; 18th in the World

 

Faculty and Research

SiteCategoryPublication DateRanking
Global Ranking of Academic SubjectsManagement20227th in the U.S.; 3rd among U.S. Public Universities; 11th in the World
Texas A&M University/University of GeorgiaManagement Department Productivity Rankings, 2018-202220239th in the U.S; 7th among U.S. Public Universities
University of Texas, DallasTop 100 World Business School Research Rankings - 2018-2022202313th in the U.S.; 5th among U.S. Public Universities; 14th in the World
Global Ranking of Academic SubjectsBusiness Administration202215th in the U.S.; 12th among U.S. Public Universities; 19th in the World
Times Higher Education World UniversityBusiness & Economics202317th in the U.S.; 5th among U.S. Public Universities; 40th in the World
U.S. News and World ReportBest Global Universities for Economics and Business202121st in the U.S.; 35th in the World
Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesWorld Universities202124th in the U.S.; 40th in the World
Global Ranking of Academic SubjectsFinance202225th in the U.S.; 11th among U.S. Public Universities; 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