Clubs & Organizations

Meet your classmates, get involved in your community, and develop your skills by joining a student organization. With so many groups to choose from, the Carlson School is sure to host a community that suits your interests.

Carlson Full-Time MBA Student Organizations

MBA Association (MBAA)

The MBA Association seeks to improve the Carlson School experience. The association adds value to the education of MBA students through extracurricular community, corporate, organizational, and student activities. In addition to serving as a liaison between MBA students and the administration, the MBAA provides a forum for students to voice concerns about the MBA program.

Analytics in Business Club (AIB)

The primary function of the Analytics in Business club is to provide membership and guidance for MBA students to navigate available data science educational resources.  Also, AIB focuses on facilitating knowledge exchange between MBA and MSBA student coursework. 

Business Technology Club (BTC)

The Business Technology Club’s mission is to increase MBA student's knowledge of how technology is and will be used in businesses, provide a means for networking with professionals in technology, and enhance the Carlson brand.

Carlson 4 Community (C4C)

Carlson 4 Community (C4C) is Carlson School of Management’s leading student organization promoting volunteerism and community involvement within the Twin Cities. Created in 2005, it brings together Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA students with the school’s alumni and faculty to support local causes. C4C’s premier event, and the school’s largest, is the annual Carlson MBA Charity Auction, which benefits a different local charity each year as selected by the student body. learn more

Carlson Consulting Club (CCC)

The consulting club strives to increase student awareness and understanding of the consulting industry and related employment opportunities.

Carlson Marketing Network (CMN)

Carlson Marketing Network is dedicated to developing successful marketing professionals by providing opportunities that connect students to expertise at the Carlson School and in the broader business community.


The mission of Compass is to engage the Carlson LGBTQ+A community to encourage all Carlson students to be their authentic selves both as students and as professionals. Compass does this by providing volunteer, educational, professional development, and networking opportunities.

Elite 8 Brand Management Case Competition (Elite 8)

This competition brings together top brand management students, professionals and academics from across the country for a three-day competition highlighting the challenges facing brand managers in today’s competitive marketplace.

Energy Club

The mission of the Energy Club is to provide a forum for exploring all facets of the energy industry, including the various transitions taking place in both new and legacy sectors, with an emphasis on emerging industry trends and their impacts on regional business and employment opportunities.

Finance Club

The Finance Club is committed to fostering an education of careers (and the required skills) in the corporate finance and financial services fields.

Food and Agriculture Club

The mission of the Food and Agriculture Club is to enhance the relationships between Carlson students and companies in the Food and Agriculture sector and serve as a connection point for Carlson students interested in Food and Agriculture to connect with other professional students.

Global Business Student Association (GBSA)

The mission of the Global Business Student Association is to provide all graduate MBA students the resources and knowledge to pursue business opportunities in a global setting and to provide the MBA students a forum to connect and to program events that meet the needs of international students.

Graduate Volunteer Consultants (GVC)

Graduate Volunteer Consultants is an organization comprised of University of Minnesota Carlson School MBA & MA-HRIR students who are dedicated to providing free-of-charge business consulting services to nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities.

Health & Wellness Club

Health & Wellness Club is an organization that serves as a resource and an advocate for student mental and physical wellbeing. Our mission is to create a more meaningful learning experience by supporting and encouraging healthy behaviors and balance. The club supports students participating in a rigorous academic course load, by emphasizing a healthy lifestyle and mindfulness in their work and relationships. The club finds ways to serve this mission through partnering with local fitness studios, bringing awareness to different mental health tools that are available at the university and connecting students with resources and communities on and off campus.

Investment Club

The mission of the Investment Club is to expose students to financial markets and securities trading, be a forum where Carlson students share ideas and learn about concepts relating to financial markets, facilitate learning for students with a CFE-related concentration or asset management related career interest, and facilitate learning about investing and how investing in securities can be a way of growing savings and personal funds. The Investment club will supplement the Carlson student academic experience by giving students hands on experience using financial software such as Bloomberg, Factset and financial modeling tools.

Graduate Women in Business (GWIB)

Graduate Women in Business aims to connect the women of our program via quality programming to enhance their Carlson experience. The formal mission of MBAWI is to empower graduate women in business, to propel more women into leadership positions, and to enhance diversity in the workplace.

Medical Industry Leadership Institute Student Association (MILIsa)

The mission of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute's Student Association is to develop and promote a sustainable network of professionals, locally and globally, linked to all facets of the medical industry, with the purpose of creating opportunities for success in and transition to the medical industry.

Military Veterans of the Carlson School of Management

The goal of the Veterans Club is to connect current, former and prospective Carlson School of Management students in order to promote professional advancement, to connect with perspective students, and to overcome common challenges faced by veterans.


Mosaic aims to foster dialogue within the Carlson community around cultural, professional, and academic matters specifically impacting ethnic and racial minorities. Moreover, we seek to translate this dialogue into actionable solutions, thereby empowering future minority business to achieve and perpetuate success within our community.

Net Impact

Net Impact is a mission-driven network of over 5,000 leaders that helps members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue meaningful professional goals. Also oversee Neighborhood Business Fellows that work to build our Cedar/Riverside community.

Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC)

The goal of Outdoor Adventure Club is to bring students together outside the classroom and introduce them to the great outdoors. OAC organizes camping trips, canoe trips, skiing, snowshoeing, and many other outdoor adventures.

Sports Business Club (SBC)

Sports Business Club is an organization focused on networking with the various professional and collegiate sports teams in the Twin Cities as well as organizing social events revolving around sporting activities.



Carlson Part-Time and Online MBA Student Organizations



Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)

The Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) strives to enhance the student experience of over 1,500 Part-Time Carlson MBA students by serving as a liaison between students and Carlson School leadership. Our mission is to continually improve the quality, value, and community of the Part-Time MBA Program.  learn more

Carlson Women's Network (CWN)

The aim of the Carlson Women's Network (CWN) is to provide a more well-rounded experience for the part-time female MBA student. CWN provides meaningful discussion and resources focused around women who are juggling many obligations while trying to advance themselves and lead today’s businesses.

Energy Club

The Part-Time Energy Club exists to provide a forum for exploring the full spectrum of challenges and opportunities in the energy sector in the Upper Midwest – with a particular focus on the tension between environmental stewardship and market constraints.

Family Club

The Family Club offers networking opportunities, friendship, and support to Carlson MBA students with families, and to their partners and children. This is primarily accomplished through family-friendly events and activities.

Sports Business Club

The Sports Business Club offers experiences that give insight into the business behind the sports industry. The club creates social and networking opportunities that increase engagement of part-time MBA students outside of the classroom and drives support of student athletes.

Undergraduate Student Organizations

By joining one or several of our varied student organizations, you’ll connect with classmates, learn from others, work as part of a team, and find your voice to lead. We’ve got clubs based on your major, background, hobbies and personal interests, and more.


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