Through immersive educational experiences, strategic cross-cultural partnerships, and informative research, the Carlson Global Institute (CGI) connects the Carlson School to the international business community and shapes leaders ready to confront global challenges.

CGI offers a robust set of study abroad options for Carlson School students, forges agreements with top institutions around the world to welcome incoming exchange students and establish elite executive education programs, and partners with global business leaders to create meaningful experiential learning projects.

  • 742

    Students studied internationally in AY 2016-17

  • 90

    Incoming exchange students were hosted in AY 2016-17

  • 72

    Executive MBA students graduated in AY 2016-17

Student studying in China
  • Global Corporate Partnerships

    Thanks to its relationships with companies around the world, CGI designs practical, insightful course projects and programs. Students gain firsthand global business lessons, while companies unearth valuable recommendations.

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  • International University Partners

    CGI works with top universities all over the globe to create opportunities for domestic and international students, world-class Global Executive MBA programs, customized global residencies, exchange programs, and more.

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  • Flexible Education Abroad Options

    Carlson School students can choose from a wide array of destinations and formats for fulfilling their international experience: semester-long programs, short-term courses, and customizable independent options.

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  • Delivering Global Insights

    CGI programs instill cross-cultural competencies in students, shaping agile, curious, and ambitious business professionals capable of thriving in today’s globally connected world.

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  • Top Education, Top City

    Incoming exchange students learn from internationally acclaimed faculty members in a culturally vibrant metropolitan area that features a robust business community and high quality of life.

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  • A Force for Transformation

    By immersing students in dynamic real-world opportunities, CGI programs foster a global mindset and challenge future leaders to consider alternative perspectives and solve international business dilemmas.

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