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Undergraduate

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.

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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.

#19

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

#20

"Best Undergraduate Business Schools" - Poets & Quants

#1

Faculty ranked No. 1 in management research productivity

16

Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Minnesota

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.

1,054
First-year and transfer students joined the Carlson School community in 2021
97.6%
of the 2021 graduating class reported post-graduate plans within three months of graduation
100%
of Carlson School students complete an international experience
97%
of freshmen return for their sophomore year
UG Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

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.

  1. We before I
    Our teamwork and inclusivity increase our impact.
  2. Why before How
    Our curiosity and analysis lead to purposeful actions.
  3. 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.

UG Ambassador Network

Carlson Community

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
UG Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

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.

Words of Wisdom for the Class of 2024

Graduating seniors and faculty share some of their best advice for the incoming Carlson School undergraduate class. Welcome Class of 2024!

Portrait of Vlad Griskevicius, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program
Our curriculum meets the needs of today’s employers and ensures our students become self-aware global leaders who are ready to use business as a force for good.
– Vlad Griskevicius, Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program
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
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

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