Carlson Global Institute

Carlson Global Institute

Through immersive educational experiences, strategic cross-cultural partnerships, and informative research, the Carlson Global Institute (CGI) connects the Carlson School to the international business community and shapes leaders ready to confront global challenges.

CGI offers a robust set of study abroad options for Carlson School students, forges agreements with top institutions around the world to welcome incoming exchange students and establish elite executive education programs, and partners with global business leaders to create meaningful experiential learning projects.

During the 2022 - 2023 Academic Year


Carlson School students completed the International Experience


Education Abroad Scholarships


Global Executive MBA graduates

10 Years of the International Experience

The Carlson School of Management was one of the first universities to require a global experience to students before graduating.

Global Corporate Partners

Thanks to its relationships with companies around the world, CGI designs practical, insightful course projects and programs. Students gain firsthand global business lessons, while companies unearth valuable recommendations.

International University Partners

CGI works with top universities all over the globe to create opportunities for domestic and international students, world-class Global Executive MBA programs, customized global residencies, exchange programs, and more.

Flexible Education Abroad Options

Carlson School students can choose from a wide array of destinations and formats for fulfilling their international experience: semester-long programs, short-term courses, and customizable independent options.

Delivering Global Insights

CGI programs instill cross-cultural competencies in students, shaping agile, curious, and ambitious business professionals capable of thriving in today’s globally connected world.

Top Education, Top City

Incoming exchange students learn from internationally acclaimed faculty members in a culturally vibrant metropolitan area that features a robust business community and high quality of life.

A Force for Transformation

By immersing students in dynamic real-world opportunities, CGI programs foster a global mindset and challenge future leaders to consider alternative perspectives and solve international business dilemmas.

Info for parents & families

Information for Parents & Families

Families of Carlson School students studying abroad can participate in their loved one's experience and remain connected.

Get involved

Get Involved

Are you a company or an individual interested in getting involved with Carlson School's global initiatives? 

Contact our office at or call (612) 625-9361 for more information!

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