Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are central to our mission at every level: in the MS in Business Analytics program, at the Carlson School of Management, and across the University of Minnesota.
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.
A Force for Good
The unofficial motto of the Carlson School is “business as a force for good.” The saying is on signs, coasters, and posters in our buildings. Our community brings it to life every day.
A variety of groups, resources, and initiatives are focused on supporting LGBTQIA+ community-building and positive, open conversations.
Women at Carlson
Access, Empowerment, and Progression are the pillars of our education for all women.
We’re proud of our veterans, proud to serve them as students, and proud to be the #1 Military-friendly graduate business school in the nation.
Student Affinity Groups
The mission of Compass is to engage the Carlson LGBTQIA+ 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.
Mosaic aims to foster dialogue within the Carlson community around cultural, professional, and academic matters specifically impacting ethnic and racial minorities. Moreover, we seek to translate this dialogue into actionable solutions, thereby empowering future minority businesses to achieve and perpetuate success within our community.
Graduate Women in Business aims to connect the women of our program via quality programming to enhance their Carlson experience. The formal mission of GWIB is to empower graduate women in business, propel more women into leadership positions, and enhance diversity in the workplace.
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.
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 prospective students, and to overcome common challenges faced by veterans.