Carlson Undergrad

Undergraduate

The Carlson School Undergraduate Program enrolls approximately 2,800 students from around the world, across the nation, and our own backyard of Minnesota, welcoming a class of 600+ freshman and 200+ transfer students each fall. 

The Carlson Advantage

The numbers speak for themselves.

100%

of Carlson School students complete an international experience

97.8%

of the 2019 graduating class reported post-graduate plans within three months of graduation

97%

of freshmen return for their sophomore year

#1

Faculty ranked No. 1 in management research productivity

17

Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Minnesota

624

new freshmen students joined the Carlson School community in 2019

#19

"Best Undergraduate Business Programs Rankings" —U.S. News & World Report

#21

"Best Undergraduate Business Programs" - Poets & Quants

Carlson Advantage

Join the 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. 

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.

Carlson Advantage

Discover an Innovative Curriculum

Starting as a freshman, you’ll engage with an innovative business curriculum in small classes that empower each student to weigh in on the discussion.

Explore the World

We shape leaders poised to succeed in a global business environment. All students choose an international experience to expand their cultural perspective and engage with international business. 

Sidney Enninga

Being a Carlson School student means you are in charge of creating your future. You are given everything you need to pave your own path—everyone's may look different than yours—and I think that's what makes our school so unique. Everyone has a goal in life and the Carlson School can absolutely help you achieve that goal.

– Sidney Enninga, Class of 2022, BSB
Cameron Herbert

Being a Carlson School student means you are unique. It means that upon graduation, you carry with you 20+ years of experience that is different from anyone else. It means understanding business on a global scale, and being motivated to become the best version of yourself.

– Cameron Herbert, Class of 2020, BSB
Emma Froseth

To me, being a Carlson School student means using what I have learned inside the classroom as a way to make an impact and help others. So much learning happens outside of the classroom and the Carlson School is so supportive of this—encouraging every student's individual aspirations and understanding they do not all have to look the same.

– Emma Froseth, Class of 2020, BSB
Nate Taye

Being a Carlson student means being in an immersive, competitive, and collaborative environment, which ensures that every student has all the resources and tools needed to thrive during their time at school and in the work force.

– Nate Taye, Class of 2021, BSB

Words of Wisdom

Members of the Class of 2017 share their advice for the Carlson School's newest undergraduates.

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