Going Global Spring 2017

Carlson School International Experience Highlighted in Poets & Quants Ranking

In its inaugural list of the 50 best undergraduate business programs in the United States, Poets & Quants selected the Carlson School of Management Undergraduate Program for the 12th spot. In addition, the school placed fifth on a list ranking the top 10 schools for academic experience, citing the international experience requirement as a key factor in the high ranking. Find the full article here.

Doctorate of Business Administration with China's Tsinghua University Launched

In February 2017, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved a new Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program. The degree will be conferred by the Carlson School in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

The 56-credit, cohort-based DBA program is an applied, professional doctoral program directed at high-level executives working in China and the surrounding region.

The new offering expands the Carlson School's off-shore degree offerings in an important economy. According to Associate Dean of Global Initiatives, Michael Houston, "The DBA program expands our footprint in China through a partnership with one of the top business schools in China. This program will provide the Carlson School with the opportunity to connect with important business executives from the region."

Carlson School Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives Receives Distinguished Award for Global Engagement

Anne D'Angelo, Assistant Dean of the Carlson Global Institute, has been selected as a recipient of the University of Minnesota's 2016 Distinguished Award for Global Engagement. This award, coordinated by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, is given to select faculty and staff in recognition of their outstanding contributions to global education, global competency, and international programs at the University. Read more about Assistant Dean D'Angelo's nomination here.

Food Provides a Bridge Across Cultures

Food is an important context for global and cross-cultural understanding. It is both global, as it is consumed worldwide, yet local, as there are significant variation in food across countries and cultures. The Fall Carlson School alumni magazine featured the various ways that food helps Carlson School faculty, staff, and students encounter culture. Read the stories.

China EMBA Alumni Provide Insights to Visiting MBA Class

20 Carlson School MBA students traveled to China in January working on a live company sponsored project through the Global Business Practicum course. While in Shanghai the students, along with their project teammates from Lingnan (University) College, had an opportunity to meet with two China Executive MBA (CHEMBA) alumni, Jordan Sun, '08, and Jacky Liu, '07, who shared their experiences and perspectives on Chinese consumers.   

Global Matters: Two New Videos Posted to YouTube Channel

Two new videos have been added to the Global Matters playlist on YouTube. The playlist is a series of short videos highlighting academics, practitioners, and thought leaders sharing their insights on a variety of global business topics.

The most recent additions feature Carlson School Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh and her research findings.

Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh: How Location Impacts the Formation of Alliances and Partnerships
Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh: How Location Influences Knowledge Sharing

You can subscribe to the playlist on YouTube to receive notices automatically when new content is added.

Global Matters: Two Upcoming Events

Now in its fourth year, we have expanded the Global Matters speaker series to four times per year and partner with other University and Carlson School departments on topics of shared interest affecting global business.

This Spring, we will be offering two events. Please plan to join us if your schedule allows.

March 27, 2017

Trump, Trade, and the Future of NAFTA

This event brings together the lead NAFTA negotiators from the U.S. (Carla Hills), Canada (John Weekes), and Mexico (Jaime Serra Puche) for a panel discussion about the future of regional trade and NAFTA. The panel will be moderated by Tim Kehoe, Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Minnesota.

3:30-5:00 p.m. Panel and Q&A
5:00-6:00 p.m. Reception and networking

This event is offered in collaboration with the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute at the University of Minnesota.

Registration is required.  Register here.

May 11, 2017

How the Best Brands Find Success Globally

Doreen Wang, Global Head of BrandZ for Kantar Millward Brown, will share lessons and cases of top brands from the US and Europe, as well as fast-growing local brands from Asia. She will provide insights into what the best global brands are doing right and how other firms can learn from these examples to stay ahead of an ever evolving competitive landscape.

7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Panel and Q&A

Registration is available here.