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Executive Education

Elevate your leadership capabilities and develop new management skills with training from the top business experts from the University of Minnesota and beyond.

Executive Education Programs to Prepare Leaders for the Future

Partner with Carlson Executive Education to transform your leaders and stay on the cutting edge. Our network of experts, including globally-ranked business faculty from the Carlson School of Management, ensures your high-potential talent will have the skills and competencies needed to maximize today’s business performance and set the right direction for tomorrow’s success.

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Executive Certificates

Earn a certificate in one of our focus areas or customize your own path using our suite of open-enrollment executive education courses.

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Development Solutions for Organizations

Co-design management training programs that match curriculum, learning components, and expert instructors to your unique needs.

Executive Education Programs at the University of Minnesota

Short Executive Courses

Sign up for actionable 2- to 5-day courses on a variety of executive development topics that deliver immediate business impact.

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Carlson General Management Program

Our flagship program for senior-level leaders prepares leaders who are assuming enterprise-wide responsibilities.

What is Executive Education?

Executive Education programs are focused learning experiences designed to meet the specific development needs of today's business leaders. Programs typically last two to five days and are ideal for individuals or teams who need to develop specific business acumen and/or leadership skills. Carlson Executive Education specializes in practical, actionable experiences that harness the expertise of the University of Minnesota to accelerate growth for individuals and their organizations.

The past three days have been more inspirational, impactful, and life-changing than I could’ve ever imagined. The people that put this course together were fantastic role models and beyond brilliant.

– Strategic Alliance Executive, Evolving Solutions

World-Class Business Expertise

Globally-ranked faculty bring years of expertise as thought leaders, consultants, and industry experts.


U.S. Ranking in Management (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021)


Top 100 Worldwide Business School Research Rankings (University of Texas, Dallas 2021)


Executive MBA Programs (Poets & Quants, 2021)


Best Information Systems Programs (US News and World Report 2021)

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Practical & Actionable

Practical and actionable professional development programs to help high-potential leaders reach their full potential.



Top Faculty & Industry Experts

Interactive, innovative, and customizable learning solutions from top faculty and industry experts.

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Trusted Partner

As part of the University of Minnesota, a convenient, full-service, and trusted partner, committed to understanding and driving business success for over 50 years.

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