Socialize, lead, and learn from your fellow students by joining one of 20+ student clubs and organizations that represent an array of professional, social, cultural, and athletic interests. From the Carlson Marketing Network and Consulting Club, to Outdoor Adventures Club and Partners Club, there’s plenty of ways to get involved.
Business Technology Club (BTC)
The Business Technology Club’s mission is to increase MBA student's knowledge of how technology is and will be used in businesses, provide a means for networking with professionals in technology, and enhance the Carlson brand.
Carlson 4 Community (C4C)
Carlson 4 Community (C4C) is Carlson School of Management’s leading student organization promoting volunteerism and community involvement within the Twin Cities. Created in 2005, it brings together Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA students with the school’s alumni and faculty to support local causes. C4C’s premier event, and the school’s largest, is the annual Carlson MBA Charity Auction, which benefits a different local charity each year as selected by the student body. Learn more
Carlson Marketing Network
Marketing Network is dedicated to developing successful marketing professionals by providing opportunities that connect students to expertise at the Carlson School and in the broader business community.
The mission of Compass is to engage the Carlson LGBTQ+A community to encourage all Carlson students to be their authentic selves both as students and as professionals. Compass does this by providing volunteer, educational, professional development, and networking opportunities.
The Consulting Club strives to increase student awareness and understanding of the consulting industry and related employment opportunities through corporate site visits, speakers, and networking events.
Elite Eight Brand Management Case Competition
This competition brings together top brand management students, professionals and academics from across the country for a three-day competition highlighting the challenges facing brand managers in today’s competitive marketplace.
The Energy Club strives to increase student awareness and understanding of the energy industry in and outside of Minneapolis and related employment opportunities.
The Finance Club is committed to fostering a passion for financial careers, providing necessary skill-building opportunities, and building a lasting network of financial professionals as Carlson alumni.
Global Business Student Association
Global Business Student Association is an organization that focuses on providing all graduate MBA students, the resources and knowledge to pursue business opportunities in a global setting. Additionally, it aims to provide a forum to program events that meet the unique needs of international students.
Graduate Society for Human Resources Leaders (GSHRL)
The mission of GSHRL is to proactively and responsively enhance the quality of the academic, professional, and social life of graduate students pursuing HRIR careers.
Graduate Volunteer Consultants (GVC)
Graduate Volunteer Consultants (GVC) is an organization comprised of University of Minnesota Carlson School MBA & MA-HRIR students who are dedicated to providing free-of-charge business consulting services to non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities.
MBA Association (MBAA)
The MBA Association (MBAA) seeks to improve the Carlson School experience. The association adds value to the education of MBA students through extracurricular community, corporate, organizational, and student activities. In addition to serving as a liaison between MBA students and the administration, it provides a forum for students to voice concerns about the MBA program.
MBA Craft Beverage Association (MBABA)
MBA Beer Association focuses on the business aspects of craft beer, a fast growing industry in Minnesota with visits to breweries to meet craft brewers, craft beer business leaders, and learning how to make beer.
MBA Women International (MBAWI, formerly known as NAWMBA)
MBAWI aims to connect the women of our program via quality programming to enhance their Carlson experience. The formal mission of MBAWI is to empower graduate women in business, to propel more women into leadership positions, and to enhance diversity in the workplace.
Medical Industry Leadership Institute Student Association (MILIsa)
MILI Student Association is laying the foundation for a new set of global medical industry leaders by developing and promoting a sustainable network of professionals, providing opportunities and exposure to current topics in the industry, and creating avenues for successful transition into this field.
Military Veterans of the Carlson School of Management
The goal of the Veterans Club is to connect current, former and prospective Carlson School of Management students in order to promote professional advancement, to connect with perspective students, and to overcome common challenges faced by veterans.
Net Impact (Graduate Student Chapter)
NET Impact a mission-driven network of over 5,000 leaders that helps members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue meaningful professional goals.
Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC)
The goal of OAC is to bring students together outside the classroom and introduce them to the great outdoors.Ã‚ OAC organizes camping trips, canoe trips, skiing, snowshoeing, and many other outdoor adventures.
Part Time MBA Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)
The Part-Time MBA Leadership Advisory Board serves as a liaison between the students and Carlson School leadership and acts as a strategic advisory board to improve the quality, value, and community of the Part-Time MBA Program.
Professional Student Network (PSN)
PSN is a student group designed to bring Part-Time MBA students together. The goal of PSN is to create a strong community among students, alumni, and businesses, around the Twin Cities and beyond. We sponsor several social events to connect students and speaker events to engage the local community and beyond.
Sports Business Club
Sports Business Club (SBC) is an organization focused on networking with the various professional and collegiate sports teams in the Twin Cities as well organizing social events revolving around sporting activities.
Supply Chain & Operations (SCO) Club
Operations and Supply Chain Management Club strives to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities, career paths, trends, and current burning issues in operations management, which it does through speakers, plant tours, discussion panels, faculty interactions, and other activities.