Carlson School of Management

About the Institute

About Us

Carlson Global Institute graphicThe Carlson School of Management has a long standing tradition of supporting global management education. It is one of the first business schools in the United States to introduce an international business requirement, boasts over 50,000 alumni in 78 countries and offers two top-ranked Global Executive MBA programs.

The Carlson Global Institute leverages the 25 year history of Carlson School's partnerships and initiatives around the world to lead a comprehensive global strategy.

Our distinctive agenda comprises strategic priorities in global management education, research and outreach to advance the global competence of leaders and the broader goals of the Carlson School and the University of Minnesota.

Our Mission

To lead global management education, research and outreach and serve as a catalyst for stakeholders to function as an interactive global network that generates new knowledge toward the development of globally mindful leaders.

Our Vision

To advance the global excellence of management education in shaping leaders for a more successful future.

By the numbers

Carlson Global Institute: Shaping the Future of Global Business
  • Our education abroad programs provide global learning opportunities to approximately 500 students each year
  • We partner with over 30 business schools in 24 countries around the world
  • Over 150 corporations and other organizations are engaged in Carlson School's Global initiatives including General Mills, Target, Cargill, International Dairy Queen, Toro, 3M, among many other partners
  • Over 150 executives from around the world graduate from the University of Minnesota Global Executive MBA programs each year

Learn more about our initiatives

Education Abroad
Global Executive MBA
Global Executive MBA custom residencies
Global Management Education Research
Center for International Business Education and Research



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