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The student experience at the Carlson School is one of transformative learning. 

Alongside a robust and comprehensive curriculum, you’ll discover international business education opportunities, real-world practice, professional development, and so much more.


A global focus with real-world practice 

Global Learning

In 2008, the Carlson School became a trailblazer, integrating international experience into its curriculum as the first among University of Minnesota colleges and a pioneer among U.S. public business schools. Our curriculum ensures a global experience to prepare you for today's international business arena. It offers multiple opportunities to address real business challenges for clients nationwide.


Real-world business challenges

During your time here, you’ll also find many opportunities to connect theory with practice.

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Enterprise Programs

The Carlson School Enterprise Programs is a unique opportunity for MBA and select undergraduates. You’ll address real-world challenges for client businesses such as Delta and Target. There are four programs: brand, consulting, funds, ventures.

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Carlson Analytics Lab

The Carlson Analytics Lab offers a singular experience for Business Analytics graduate students. Working in small teams, you’ll solve business challenges for client companies using data.

Learn more about opportunities to solve real-world business challenges in our programs:

MN Cup: The Ultimate Resource for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

MN Cup is a community-led, public-private partnership that can help you launch and accelerate your new venture. We offer a free annual competition providing education, mentorship, and support to emerging entrepreneurs across the state. We also give away seed funding, without taking any equity in your company.


Community Building

Connect with your peers, alumni, and the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region.

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Student Organizations

The Carlson School is home to numerous student organizations. Join one to develop your skills, find support, and build community.

Teaching Entrepreneurship


In the past decade, students, faculty, and alumni have launched hundreds of businesses with the support of the Carlson School. From our dedicated center for entrepreneurship to mentorship from world-class faculty and experienced entrepreneurs, launch your next great idea.

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Living in the Twin Cities

Minneapolis offers affordable living, a vibrant social scene, and an abundance of green space for a high quality life.

Career Development

The Carlson School Business Career Center is dedicated to helping you define a career strategy and pursue jobs that best align with your interest and skills. From exploring new paths to navigating the job search process, we offer support and resources every step of the way—even after you graduate.