Immersion Core (sunsets Fall 2023)

Please note: Immersion Core (I-Core) will be phased out beginning in Academic Year 2023-24. First-year students enrolled in Carlson before Fall 2022 and transfer students enrolled in Carlson before Fall 2023 will be required to take Immersion Core courses.*

*Some exceptions may apply during the transition period in Fall 2023.

The Immersion Core (I-Core) is a set of four courses, taken in a block schedule with the same group of students for the entire semester. This experience is typically taken during your sophomore year and provides an opportunity for immersion into foundation business courses early. You will begin to learn how business works cross-functionally as your professors work together to design lessons that highlight the important relationships among finance, marketing, operations, and strategy. You’ll also learn how to work in teams and develop your leadership skills through interactions with your classmates.

The four courses that make up the Immersion Core are:

  • FINA 3001: Finance Fundamentals
  • MGMT 3004: Business Strategy
  • MKTG 3001: Principles of Marketing
  • SCO 3001: Supply Chain & Operations

Sections

Students must complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, calculus, accounting, and statistics prior to enrolling in the immersion core. The majority of students register for the I-Core during the spring semester of their sophomore year. Junior transfer students will ideally take the I-Core during their first semester in the school, provided they have completed the five prerequisite courses.

 

Current Students

Planning your I-Core semester? View the sections available for the current semester:

I-Core Sections & Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

The classes are set up as co-requisites and you must register for all four classes at the same time. Once you choose a section, you will enroll in all four class numbers under that section. Current students: find more information for registration>>

Students must complete microeconomics, macroeconomics, calculus, accounting, and statistics prior to enrolling in the immersion core. The majority of students register for the I-Core during the spring of their sophomore year. Junior transfer students will ideally take the I-Core during their first semester in the school, provided they have completed the five prerequisites. 

No. I-Core is meant to be completed as a cohort and students may not mix and match. You must choose one of the cohorts. You must choose one of the sections and you will not be able to register for classes under other sections.

Please speak with your academic advisor about options.