Student Life

Welcome to the Carlson School

The Carlson School is located on the West Bank of the University's Twin Cities campus in the heart of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. We are part of a thriving business community that is also home to major companies like Target, 3M, Medtronic, Best Buy, General Mills, and UnitedHealth Group, as well as a growing entrepreneurial scene.

Take a Tour

Located on the west end of campus, the Carlson School of Management overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

Students walking into the Carlson School

Living in Minneapolis

The Carlson School is positioned in the heart of the thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul metro, a business community that includes 16 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and offers endless career opportunities, exceptional quality of life, and a vibrant social scene.

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A Powerful Network

Access the Carlson School network and discover a new world of opportunities. The network is made up of:

  • 53,000+ Carlson School alumni in 95+ countries
  • Hundreds of partner companies and organizations
Transportation at the University of Minnesota ( Light Rail)

Parking & Transportation

Bike, bus/light rail, driving to school, there are many options for how you get to class. Free campus shuttles will carry you everywhere on campus. Or park in one of the many lots around the Carlson School. Contract parking is available to students each semester.

A Campus Community for Everyone

The Carlson School provides opportunities—in the classroom and outside it—for students to develop the intercultural skills necessary in today’s interconnected world. We support students of all backgrounds with programs and services that meet them where they are and ensure success.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive community that encourages all to reach their full potential through learning, working, and service.

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Military Community

The University of Minnesota’s support of our military community goes back to the founding of the University in 1869.

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LGBTQ+ Community

The Carlson School is home to a number of resources, clubs, and staff members focused on LGBTQ+ community building, initiatives, and events.

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Women at Carlson

The three pillars of the Carlson School Women’s Initiative are Access, Empowerment, and Progression.

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