Carlson Undergrad


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.


of Carlson School students complete an international experience


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


of freshmen return for their sophomore year


Faculty ranked No. 1 in management research productivity


Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Minnesota


new freshmen students joined the Carlson School community in 2019


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


"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. 

Jael Kerandi

Being a Carlson student to me means bringing my authentic self to class every day, creating relationships with my professors, and working as a hard as I can to complete the personal and professional goals I have set for myself.

– Jael Kerandi, Class of 2021, BSB
Tammy McCollough

A Carlson student has the tools to be in control of their future. You're able to take the knowledge you've learned in and outside of the classroom and apply it to work, internships, and your daily life. 

– Tammy McCulloch, Class of 2019, BSB
Michael Olson

Being a Carlson student means being a step ahead. It means having a global understanding of how business works while keeping in mind the impacts it has on the local community. 

– Michael Olson, Class of 2020, BSB

Words of Wisdom

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

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