The Carlson Carlson Global Institute partners with educational and corporate colleagues in Minnesota and around the world to offer dozens of excellent education abroad programs, two world class Global Executive MBA programs, annual customized global residencies, and other international activities.

Corporate and Organizational Partners

Partnerships with corporations and organizations are an important part of the success of the Carlson School’s international education efforts. By integrating experiential learning components, such as in-country visits with managers and working closely with peer business students abroad on Global Business Practicum projects, corporate professionals and business students share insights in distinct, practical ways on an array of international business topics.

Additionally, partner organizations benefit by working first-hand with students in project-based experiential learning courses, where the sponsors companies are presented actionable recommendations from the students specific to their international business issue.

There are four primary ways that organizations engage with the Carlson Global Institute:

  • Hosting groups of business students at domestic or international corporate locations
  • Sponsoring Global Business Practicum projects
  • Serving as guest lecturers for classes
  • Provide financial support for student scholarships, global learning initiatives and research

Examples of organizations engaged with the Carlson Global Institute

3M*EcolabNovo Nordisk
Buffalo Wild WingsHormel Foods International*Sincoep Engine Technology
CargillIBMThomson Reuters*







Is your organization interested in exploring opportunities to engage with the Carlson Global Institute?  Contact Jennifer Hawkins, Program Director for Global Corporate and Alumni Relations Engagement, at 612-624-4334 or for more information.

*Past sponsor of a Global Business Practicum project.

International University Partners

Each year, the Carlson School partners with universities on faculty-led programs, U.S. based residenices, and exchange programs. Partner schools include:

  • Aalto University, Finland
  • Antai College of Economics and Management, China
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • ESADE Business School, Spain
  • ESCP Europe, France
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas–Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  • INCAE, Costa Rica
  • KEDGE Business School, France
  • Keio University, Japan
  • Leeds University Business School, United Kingdom
  • Lingnan College, Sun Yat-sen University, China
  • London School of Economics, England
  • Manchester Business School, England
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • BI Norwegian School of Business, Norway
  • Ozyegin University, Turkey
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Sogang University, Korea
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, Sweden
  • Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • Universidad Adolfo Inbanez, Chile
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy
  • Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Universidad de Chile Facultad de Economia y Negocios, Chile
  • Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
  • Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3, France
  • Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
  • University of Cologne, Germany
  • University of Havana, Cuba
  • University of Otago, New Zealand
  • University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • University of Technology – Sydney, Australia
  • Warsaw School of Economics, Poland
  • Wirtschaftuniversität Wien, Austria