The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota sits at the heart of one of the country’s most dynamic business communities, teeming with opportunities for driven students. The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to global leaders in healthcare, retail, agribusiness, finance, and more, not to mention a growing technology and startup scene. Whatever industry you’re interested in, chances are you’ll find it here.
Wherever your path leads, it can start here
With a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from the Carlson School, you’ll have the business fundamentals and the deep command of your chosen major to carve out your career niche—whether that means joining a large, established company; leading a nonprofit organization; starting your own business, or anything in between. Your Carlson School education—in and out of the classroom—will equip you with the skills, experiences, and network to thrive wherever business leads you.
"Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings" —U.S. News & World Report
"Best Undergraduate Business Schools" - Poets & Quants
Faculty ranked No. 1 in management research productivity
Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Minnesota
Access Personalized Support
Whatever success means to you, the Carlson School professional staff will help you get there. Begin charting your academic and career journeys with professional staff dedicated to you from your first year.
Discover an Innovative Curriculum
Starting in your first year, you’ll engage with an innovative business curriculum in small classes that empower each student to weigh in on the discussion.
Explore the World
Not only will your learning go beyond the classroom—it will go beyond the United States. As part of our business curriculum, all Carlson School undergraduates complete an International Experience, which helps foster the global mindset and cultural understanding you’ll need to thrive in today’s world of business.
Be a Force for Good.
We firmly believe that business can be a force for good by driving innovation and growth, creating opportunity, addressing inequality, and connecting people across cultures. To do so, though, business needs driven, emerging leaders—and that’s where you come in. By studying business here, you’ll learn to lead with purpose and build the skills to leave a lasting impact.
First-year and transfer students joined the Carlson School community in 2021
of the 2021 graduating class reported post-graduate plans within three months of graduation
of Carlson School students complete an international experience
of freshmen return for their sophomore year
The Carlson School of Management developed three guiding principles for the undergraduate program to serve all students in how they study and grow inside and outside the classroom.
- We before I
Our teamwork and inclusivity increase our impact.
- Why before How
Our curiosity and analysis lead to purposeful actions.
- Work before Reward
Our resilience and grit are keys to lifelong success.
Dynamic and collaborative community
At the Carlson School, your student experience transcends the confines of the classroom. We have the welcoming community you might expect from a small college, within walking distance from a robust metropolitan area.
The network is made up of:
- 3,000+ undergraduate students
- 55,000+ alumni in 95+ countries
- 140+ full-time faculty
- 40+ career coaches, advisors, and staff
- Hundreds of partner companies and organizations
Our Student Ambassadors are current undergraduate students who assist with special events, campus tours, and recruitment activities for prospective students. Whether you want to know more about academics or discover what life on campus is like, they are here to answer your questions.
Contact Undergraduate Program
- Email: CarlsonUG@umn.edu