This co-ed professional business fraternity brings together students with a common interest in business for scholastic and social activities. AKPsi develops members both socially and professionally through close personal and business relationships.
As a collegiate chapter of the national American Marketing Association, the main goal of the group is to promote a better understanding of marketing and its role in the business world. AMA provides students the opportunity to hear business leaders speak on current marketing issues, tour area firms, and make valuable business contacts.
This organization is dedicated to providing students with a diverse perspective of today’s global business environment and assisting them in their pursuit of professional excellence and community leadership.
As the student government body of the Carlson Undergraduate Program, B-Board sets policies that govern student organizations. Members serve on various committees and plan activities to foster interaction among students and faculty.
The mission of Club MIS is to foster relations among Management Information Systems students, faculty and the business community.
The mission of Collegiate DECA is to serve its diverse international membership as a professional organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance tomorrow’s leaders. Collegiate DECA focuses on leadership, networking, experiential learning, career development, and community service.
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in Universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
This organization is dedicated to teaching students how to become financially independent, successful entrepreneurs by bringing in CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners to tell their stories.
GLOBE is committed to fostering awareness, knowledge and understanding of international management and multicultural issues among students. International exchange students are paired with a buddy to ease the transition into American culture.
International Business Association (IBA)
IBA is for students interested in the interchange between international business and development. The group fosters dialogue about the importance of globalization, emerging economies, and their underlying developmental challenges.
InFO provides students the opportunity to discover the various occupations and issues involved with the financial industry. Meetings include in-depth discussions about the stock market, investing, bonds, commodities, and financial planning.
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world. Members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.
Future Business Leaders of America
Future Business Leaders of America strives to prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields through community service, the practice of business skills, and the implementation of these skills through conference competitions with universities from across the country.
Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE)
PSE provides members with hands on experiences that utilize and develop marketing, sales, and management skills. The group completes projects for real companies, plans social and professional events, and participates in community service projects.
SHRM aims to enhance HRIR, HRD, Psychology, and students of all majors’ classroom experiences. Becoming a member of SHRM is a great supplement prior to a HR career; furthermore, SHRM offers top HR professionals as speakers, site visits, and social and volunteer events.
Sports Management Association
Sports Management Association is committed to providing an insight to the highly competitive sports marketplace. The group strives to foster an education of the different business careers in the sports industry and in other industries that apply business principles to their products through associations with sports.
The goal of STC is to provide information to students which will help them understand the various financial instruments and enable them to make informed investment decisions. The group focuses on teaching the “nuts and bolts” of investing and managing money.
SAFA/BAP serves as a liaison between professional accounting and finance representatives and students to provide a social atmosphere for networking, as well as service opportunities to develop professional skills.
The mission of TIB is to unite, equip, and send Christians with an interest in business into the workplace to do God's will. The group brings a unique perspective into the marketplace through a variety of speakers and teachings while integrating integrity and biblical knowledge.
U-Finance provides free financial assistance to other University student organizations. The group’s principal services include: preparing nonprofit tax records, creating or improving systems for tracking finances, assisting fees-receiving groups in yearly audits, and training leaders of each organization on better financial management.
The mission of UCC is to help students gain access to careers at premier global consulting firms as well as niche companies. Throughout the year the UCC hosts a variety of events focused on assisting members in reaching their goals of becoming consulting professionals.
This organization provides an exciting environment for students to learn about supply chain management through professional speaker events, site visits, case competitions, a mentorship program, internship opportunities, and more. SCOC educates and encourages students in all majors about the importance and cross-functionality of supply chain management.
This organization is dedicated to bringing women together in business-related fields through networking, speakers, volunteering, and social events. WIB helps develop skills to succeed in the business world and facilitates personal and professional growth.
MBA Association (MBAA)
President: Wes Trice
The MBA Association oversees all MBA clubs, committees, and sponsored events in addition to shaping the education of MBA students through extracurricular community, corporate, and organizational activities.
Part Time MBA Leadership Advisory Board (LAB)
President: Lisa Richardson
The Part-Time MBA Leadership Advisory Board serves as a liaison between the students and Carlson School leadership and acts as a strategic advisory board to improve the quality, value, and community of the Part-Time MBA Program.
Black Graduate Business Student Association (BGBSA)
BGBSA encourages a cohesive community for black students within the Carlson School. Members strive to provide students with academic support and networking opportunities via social networks, professional development and partnerships with corporate sponsors.
Business Techonology Club (BTC)
President: Dean Mixer
The Business Technology Club’s mission is to increase MBA student's knowledge of how technology is and will be used in businesses, provide a means for networking with professionals in technology, and enhance the Carlson brand.
Carlson 4 Community (C4C)
President: Maggie Graff
Carlson 4 Community (C4C) serves to promote volunteerism and community involvement both at the Carlson School and the surrounding community and directs the Carlson MBA Charity Auction Gala.
Carlson Public Presence (CPP)
President: Anders Gregerson
Carlson Public Presence, through its weekly meetings, creates an environment where students can improve their professional communication skills and receive respectful constructive feedback and ultimately to add value to the Carlson MBA program by improving the professional communication level of its students.
Common Grounds is an excellent organization for networking and leadership discussions and bringing together local professionals in order to discuss complex issues facing the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
President: Tyler Crockett
Compass is dedicated to providing a sustainable opportunity to enhance the Carlson LGBTA community's social, academic and pre-professional experiences. Compass provides a supportive environment for fellow students to learn more about the LGBT community and our allies.
President: Dan Robinson
The Consulting Club strives to increase student awareness and understanding of the consulting industry and related employment opportunities through corporate site visits, speakers, and networking events.
Elite Eight Brand Management Case Competition
Managing Director: Kevin Krueger
This competition brings together top brand management students, professionals and academics from across the country for a three-day competition highlighting the challenges facing brand managers in today’s competitive marketplace.
President: Keelan Diehl
The Finance Club is committed to fostering an education of careers (and the required skills) in the corporate finance and financial services fields.
Global Business Student Association
President: Kin Mun Chew
Global Business Student Association is an organization that focuses on providing all graduate MBA students, the resources and knowledge to pursue business opportunities in a global setting. Additionally, it aims to provide a forum to program events that meet the unique needs of international students.
Graduate Society for Human Resources Leaders (GSHRL)
President: Sia Lo
The mission of GSHRL is to proactively and responsively enhance the quality of the academic, professional, and social life of graduate students pursuing HRIR careers.
Graduate Volunteer Consultants
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Graduate Volunteer Consultants (GVC) is an organization comprised of University of Minnesota Carlson School MBA & MA-HRIR students who are dedicated to providing free-of-charge business consulting services to non-profit organizations in the Twin Cities.
Carlson Marketing Network
President: Shawn Nelson
Marketing Network is dedicated to developing successful marketing professionals by providing opportunities that connect students to expertise at the Carlson School and in the broader business community.
MBA Beer Association (MBABA)
President: George Fraley
MBA Beer Association focuses on the business aspects of craft beer, a fast growing industry in Minnesota with visits to breweries to meet craft brewers, craft beer business leaders, and learning how to make beer.
MBA Women International (MBAWI, formerly known as NAWMBA)
President: Rohini Khanna
MBAWI aims to connect the women of our program via quality programming to enhance their Carlson experience. The formal mission of MBAWI is to empower graduate women in business, to propel more women into leadership positions, and to enhance diversity in the workplace.
Medical Industry Leadership Institute Student Association (MILIsa)
President: Marissa Szody
MILI Student Association is laying the foundation for a new set of global medical industry leaders by developing and promoting a sustainable network of professionals, providing opportunities and exposure to current topics in the industry, and creating avenues for successful transition into this field.
Military Veterans of the Carlson School of Management
President: Ernie Lietzan
The goal of the Veterans Club is to connect current, former and prospective Carlson School of Management students in order to promote professional advancement, to connect with perspective students, and to overcome common challenges faced by veterans.
Net Impact (Graduate Student Chapter)
President: Chris Mathew
NET Impact a mission-driven network of over 5,000 leaders that helps members broaden their business education, refine their leadership skills, and pursue meaningful professional goals.
Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC)
President: Jake Titus
The goal of OAC is to bring students together outside the classroom and introduce them to the great outdoors.Â OAC organizes camping trips, canoe trips, skiing, snowshoeing, and many other outdoor adventures.
Professional Student Network (PSN)
PSN is a student group designed to bring part-time MBA students together. The goal of PSN is to create a strong community among students, alumni, and businesses, around the Twin Cities and beyond. We sponsor several social events to connect students and speaker events to engage the local community and beyond.
Sports Business Club
President: Mike Robinson
Sports Business Club (SBC) is an organization focused on networking with the various professional and collegiate sports teams in the Twin Cities as well organizing social events revolving around sporting activities.
Supply Chain & Operations (SCO) Club
President: Matt Midthun
Operations and Supply Chain Management Club strives to gain a broader understanding of the opportunities, career paths, trends, and current burning issues in operations management, which it does through speakers, plant tours, discussion panels, faculty interactions, and other activities.
Ventures Plus exists to provide a lifetime of opportunities for Carlson School MBA students, alumni and supporters to generate, promote and participate in business ventures through the exchange of knowledge, experience and resources with each other and the global business community.