Professorships and chairs are funded beyond salary and budget allocations to allow faculty to expand their teaching and research activities. To be selected for a professorship or chair is a prestigious honor, and greatly influences faculty decisions to join or stay at the Carlson School in the face of competing offers from other top business schools.
An endowed chair is supported by income from an endowment and it has a long-term benefit to the school, the faculty, the students and the donor. The purpose of the endowment fund is to assist the Carlson School in recruiting, supporting, and retaining outstanding faculty members by providing funds that supplement other sources of faculty support.
The endowment fund will provide incentives for outstanding scholars to join or to remain on the University faculty, or for encouraging junior faculty with outstanding leadership potential to grow and develop their careers at the Carlson School of Management. These funds are intended to provide a margin of excellence above and beyond core faculty funding from other sources.
As part of one of the leading public research land grant universities in the country, research by Carlson School faculty continually contributes new knowledge and business practices that are directly applied in the corporate world.
The school encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange between faculty members and company executives that supports industry growth, development and challenges, and enhances research and educational training.
Please select a research area of interest to be directed to the program’s website.
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