At the Carlson School, we believe learning doesn't end at graduation but takes on a new form in the workplace driven by a continued curiosity of the world. The Carlson School offers lifelong learning opportunities through events, conferences, workshops, and access to the latest research in your field.

Carlson School's Ignite Conference

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Gopher Football coach, PJ Fleck, speaks to a large crowd at the Carlson School's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series.


Network with fellow professionals, learn from a Carlson School faculty member or other content expert and organizations at Carlson School events. Various events are offered throughout the year to help you stay connected and engaged on the latest trends in the workforce and communities.

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Carlson School Graduate Programs

The Carlson School offers full-time, part-time, and online MBA programs, eight specialty Masters programs, and graduate certificates, which help you master a skill in just one year.

Plus, Carlson School alumni receive 20% off enrollment in Carlson Executive Education courses!


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Executive Education

Refresh yourself with world-class faculty and practitioners and enhance your skills with Carlson Executive Education. Stay ahead in your career with concise, 2-3 day programs that deliver content guaranteed to help you take the next step. Plus, Carlson School alumni receive 40% off enrollment in Carlson Executive Education courses!



The Carlson School gathers thought leaders, experts, and other professionals for conferences throughout the year. You don’t want to miss these!

HR Tomorrow: The premier professional development event for all levels of human resources and labor relations professionals. You'll learn more about the latest trends in the current workforce and cutting-edge HR practices. 

Women's Leadership Conference: A forum for leadership and professional development created to inspire and activate women in the workplace. Participants will select their learning sessions to suit any personal or professional interest. 

WE* Conference: Inspires and educates a broad range of aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs while encouraging women-led participation in MN Cup.

Food | Ag | Ideas Week: Drives visibility and connectivity to Minnesota's ecosystem for food and agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship.

Career Services and Mentorship

University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative

The University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative (UMAC) aspires to do the following:

  1. Enrich the development of adults in the second half of life.
  2. Connect experienced talent with community needs for the common good. 
  3. Reimagine higher education as an intergenerational enterprise.

UMAC offers a transformative experience for professionals seeking both personal renewal and ways to leverage their talents as a force for good.

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