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Women's Leadership Conference 2022

The Carlson School kicked off Women’s History Month with the 17th Women’s Leadership Conference on March 4 at McNamara Alumni Center. More than 250 women and men participated in the event, including alumni, faculty, and current students from the Carlson School and the University of Minnesota, as well as executives and emerging leaders from the regional business community and around the country.

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MBA Reunion

MBA Reunion Weekend

In May 2022, the Carlson School welcomed MBA alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate the inaugural in-person MBA Reunion Weekend. MBA graduates celebrating milestones from 50th to 1st Reunions returned to reconnect, network, and learn from Carlson School faculty and fellow alumni.

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AVDV Conference

Andy Van de Ven Conference

The inaugural Van de Ven Conference took place in June 2022, just months after Professor Emeritus Andrew Van de Ven, whose lifetime of scholarship inspired the conference, passed away. Carlson School alumni, faculty from around the country, and current students came together to present their engaged scholarship research and share remembrances of Professor Van de Ven.

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Centennial Celebrations

We were so glad to see many alumni and friends join us in celebrating 100 years of excellence and innovation at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. We are thankful for your ongoing support of the Carlson School. We look forward to seeing you next year. View the photos and see the fun at the Centennial Celebrations. 

TC Centennial Celebration

Twin Cities

The Twin Cities Centennial Celebration took place on Friday, September 13, 2019, at the U.S. Bank Stadium.  We heard MN Cup Big Ideas pitches, learned about start-up companies from current students and alumni, and danced to music from a local artist. 

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Vienna Centennial Celebration


Alumni and Friends joined Dean Sri Zaheer, WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi Egger, WU Executive Academy Dean Barbara Stöttinger, and Professor Vlad Griskevicius at the WU Executive Academy on November 8 2019 to celebrate the 100 years of the Carlson School as well as 20 years of the Vienna Executive MBA program.

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San Francisco Centennial Celebration

San Francisco

We caught up with many alumni and friends at the San Francisco Centennial Celebration event on October 24, 2019, at the W San Francisco. Alumni and friends joined the Dean Sri Zaheer and Associate Dean of Faculty and Research Alok Gupta to celebrate.

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Seattle Centennial Celebration


On October 23, 2019, we celebrated the Carlson School 100 years in Seattle with alumni and friends. It was hosted by former alum, Jim Weber '82 BSB at the Brooks Running Headquarters.

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Dallas Centennial Celebration


Fellow alumni and friends honor the connections they made by celebrating 100 years of the Carlson School in Dallas, Texas with Dean Sri Zaheer and Professor Mark Bergen. The celebration was held at the Mesero Legacy West hosted by one our alumni, Judd Nystrom '96 BSB.

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Chicago Centennial Celebration


The Chicago Centennial Celebration took place at the Kirkland & Ellis LLP and hosted by our very own alum, John ('84 BSB, '87 Law) and Beth Hartmann. 

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New York Centennial Celebration

New York

New York City Centennial Celebration took place on June 20, 2019 at the luxurious Parker New York where we enjoyed the spectacular view of the famous Central Park and Manhatten skyline. Alumni and friends mingled with one another and celebrated with Dean Sri Zaheer and Professor Ravi Bapna. 

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Carlson Centennial Asia Forum

Fellow Carlson alumni, faculty, and friends celebrated 100 years of excellence at the Centennial Asia Forum in Shanghai.

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