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 Carlson School Undergraduate Program enrolls approximately 2,800+ students from around the world, across the nation, and within Minnesota, welcoming a class of 600+ first-year and 300+ transfer students each fall.
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.
"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
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.
Imagine yourself here
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.
First-year students joined the Carlson School community in 2020-21
of the 2020 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:
- 2,800+ undergraduate students
- 53,000+ alumni in 95+ countries
- 142 full-time faculty
- 43 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