The Carlson School is positioned in the heart of the thriving Minneapolis-St. Paul metro, a business community that includes 17 Fortune 500 company headquarters, and offers endless career opportunities, exceptional quality of life, and a vibrant social scene.

  • About Minneapolis and St. Paul

    Minneapolis Skyline

    • Home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, top 10 best technology economies, many private firms, and successful small- and medium-sized businesses
    • A vibrant arts and culture scene with world-class museums, theaters, performing venues, and major league sports teams in baseball, basketball, American football, and ice hockey
    • A public transportation system - including buses and trains - which connects the airport, tourist attractions, downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and the U of M campus
    • #1 in quality of life, healthiest state, and safest city
  • Why the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

    Carlson Building

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    • An urban campus in a major metropolitan area
    • U.S. style college campus with students clubs and Big 10 athletics
    • Carlson School faculty rated in the top five for research productivity in marketing among U.S. public research universities
    • GLOBE buddy program
    • Small classes and access to top-notch faculty
    • Small exchange program within a large university
    • Week-long "Welcome Program" before the semester to welcome incoming exchange students


    • Carlson Undergraduate Program ranked 12th by Poets & Quants
    • Program Ranked 12th by Poets & Quants

      The undergraduate program scored highly on quality and accessibility of faculty and its approach to global immersion that prepares graduates for the working world.

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