Historical Carlson School


Founded in 1919 as the University of Minnesota School of Business, the Carlson School has a rich history of preparing and educating the world's current and future business leaders and an alumni network of more than 50,000 graduates worldwide.

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The Carlson School is highly ranked for the number of articles its faculty publishes in leading academic journals. Major contributions by the Carlson School faculty include the creation of the "4Ps of marketing" and development of the field of Management Information Systems.

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International Experience

The Carlson School is among the first in the country to require all undergraduate and graduate students to incorporate an international experience into their degree requirements.

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Experiential Learning

Students engage more readily with knowledge if they can live it. That's why the Carlson School offers experiential learning opportunities that take students out of the classroom and into the business community.

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World-class Facilities

The Carlson School is housed in two state-of-the-art buildings located in the heart of one of America's most dynamic metropolitan areas.
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Established in 1919 and based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is a recognized leader in business education and research. Its focus on experiential learning, international education, and maintaining strong ties to the business community exemplify the school’s commitment to excellence.

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Carlson School of Management is to discover transformative knowledge about the issues faced by organizations and managers in a dynamic global economy and create exceptional learning and career opportunities by facilitating an engaged and integrated community of scholars, students, and practitioners.

The vision of the Carlson School of Management is to engage individuals and organizations in the discovery and dissemination of transformative knowledge that enables them to make innovative, responsible, and effective contributions to a dynamic global economy.

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