Admissions & Programming

The Carlson School of Management is committed to recruiting and admitting a diverse student body. We believe that a diverse student body enriches the learning experience for everyone. We offer a variety of programs and initiatives to help underrepresented students apply to and succeed at the Carlson School.


Diverse students receiving scholarship support in 2020-21


Emerging Leaders of Color participants for 2020-21

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Emerging Leaders of Color

Free, 8-month pathway program for underrepresented high school students, introducing them to business classes, faculty, and career options, professional development, networking and mentorship.

Business Innovations Academy Students

Business Innovation Academy

A two-week, interactive, and hands-on summer program for rising 7th- and 8th-graders.

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Project Emerge

Project Emerge is a business introduction program for high-achieving and diverse undergraduate students and emerging professionals from ALL majors interested in building a business foundation. Through various leadership, training, and site visit opportunities, Project Emerge provides a glimpse of business basics. 

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Analytics U

Analytics U at the Carlson School of Management is a free week-long pathway program for underrepresented rising high school sophomores, introducing them to how data science can play a critical role in solving real-world problems that impact our everyday lives.