Carlson Analytics Lab

The Carlson Analytics Lab works with client organizations of all sizes from any industry sector. Past clients have included both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, from industries such as agriculture, healthcare, retail, consulting, travel and leisure, med tech, and manufacturing.


Now Seeking Project Proposals

Now through September 2017

Work with a team of skilled analytics professionals on a project for your company. You'll receive real results to answer a business question or advance a company initiative, and you'll get exposure to a significant pool of analytics talent. To propose a project idea, complete the request information form or contact Ellen Trader ( Project application includes project definition sheet and letter of engagement. 



  • Carlson School
    • 15-20 projects per year
    • 4-6 students per project team, supervised by faculty and professional staff
    • Students earn course credit
  • Partner Company
    • Projects must include real data.
    • Partner assigns a project liaison to act as point person
    • There is a project fee of $30,000



  • Initial meetings with interested companies
  • Project ideation and definition in collaboration with faculty
  • Engagement agreements signed
  • Detailed scoping of problem and deliverables
  • Data security, legal needs resolved
  • Project duration (14 weeks)
  • Regular check-in meetings
  • Mid-term presentation of work in progress
  • Final project presentation
  • Asset delivery and knowledge transfer in May