About Executive Education

For over 40 years, Executive Education has been offering exceptional programs and has been continually rated among the finest in the world. The International University Consortium (UNICON) has certified Carlson School of Management's Executive Education as a quality provider of executive programs, one of about 90 “first-tier” providers in the world.

Executive Education was originally established through a partnership with local Twin Cities business people who wanted to have excellent executive programs available locally. In 1961, four major corporations came together to offer education programs for their executives using faculty from the University of Minnesota Business School. Over time, the University of Minnesota Business School took over more of the executive program responsibility and expanded its reach to a large number of companies. In 1970, Executive Education was founded through a Bush Foundation grant and the Minnesota Executive Program began.

The tradition of our partnership with the business community continues to this day. We consider our executive education programming to be an extension of companies’ talent development efforts. The result has been the creation of a strong portfolio of Executive Education open enrollment programs covering key business functions, leadership, and strategy.

To gain a competitive edge, many major national and international companies work with us to develop Executive Education custom learning experiences to meet their organizational and business objectives. They consult with us to develop unique programs to build capabilities that support their business strategies and solve real business problems.

Both the open enrollment and custom learning experiences are designed and taught by the top-tier Carlson School of Management faculty and business professionals from across the country. The Carlson School of Management faculty is among the top seven in research productivity, according to a decade-long study by the Academy of Management Journal. They are experts at translating their research into actionable business solutions and delivering cutting-edge programs that provide the knowledge that is essential for today's business leaders.

So join other top business executives in our programs, and prepare yourself and your company to meet the challenges of tomorrow!

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