Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1303
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $13,060
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,280
  • University Selectivity
    31%
  • University Yield
    28%
  • Job Offers
    88%
  • Average Salary
    $52,818
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1919
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1925 4th St S
2-190
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, United States
Website
405x225

Carlson School of Management

The Carlson School of Management is located in one of the best places to live, work, and play; countless internship and job opportunities, arts, and attractions are steps away from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School. Admitted freshman begin exploring business right away with courses that give their careers a head start over the competition. To prepare them for the global stage, an international experience is required and often a life-changing experience. Our world-class career center provides skills courses, career discovery, a mentorship program, and an employment website built specifically for Carlson School students.

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Carlson continues to make the most out of being positioned in a Fortune 500 dense metropolis by emphasizing experiential learning. Opportunities such as the Enterprise program allows undergraduate students to take courses with MBA students and work on projects for major Fortune 500 and start-up companies in the area. Capstone classes have begun to extend this principle as well, trading tradition case-studies with real, hands-on projects for students to work on.

Social

Events Calendar

  • Aug 6
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Part-Time MBA Information Session

    Minneapolis, MN

    Our information sessions provide an overview of our Part-Time MBA program presented by admissions staff and current students. We invite you to bring your colleagues who are also interested in the Carlson Part-Time MBA.

  • Aug 6
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Executive MBA Information Session

    Minneapolis, MN

    Our information sessions provide an overview of our Executive MBA program presented by admissions staff and current students. We invite you to bring your colleagues who are also interested in the Carlson Executive MBA.

  • Aug 19
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Lunch with Carlson MBA

    Minneapolis, MN

    Let us treat you to lunch! It's a great way to learn more about the Carlson MBA Programs in an informal group setting and at a location convenient for you.

About University of Minnesota

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
31% University of Minnesota 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Secondary school record
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
62449% 62,449
31% 31
28% 28
31% School Selectivity
28% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT + Writing or SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not offered
Additional Requirements:

The University of Minnesota requires all non-native English speakers to demonstrate sufficient command of the English language necessary to study collegiate level English courses. Transfer applicants are required to complete the necessary prerequisite courses and have a 3.0 minimum GPA.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
8885% 8,885
19% 19
40% 40
19% Program Selectivity
40% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Prerequisite courses: micro, macro, and calculus must be completed with a C- or better. Strong and consistent academic record (Average GPA of transfers is 3.75). Substantial and strong community and volunteer involvement, leadership and work experience. Compelling personal essay, which also assesses strong writing skills.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 88
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

There is an ACT written component, 4 years of High School math (calculus preferred), 3 years of High School science (includes physics), and strong leadership and involvement experience.

Careers

Financial Services 12%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 11%
  • Manufacturing 9%
  • Other 8%
Target 34
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 20
  • EY 15
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 14
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
88% Carlson School of Management 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
80% 80
62% 61.74527272727272
80% Receive Offers
80% 80
59% 59.252482758620694
80% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
8% 8
16% 15.83261363636364
8% Receive Offers
8% 8
17% 16.796475409836066
8% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
1% 1
9% 9.05625
1% Receive Offers
1% 1
9% 9.484761904761905
1% Accept Offers
84% Graduates seeking full-time employment
16% Graduates not seeking employment
84% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
12% 12
$63,688.00
37K 79K
Finance/Accounting
46% 46
$51,741.00
30K 70K
General Management
4% 4
$49,042.00
34K 67K
Human Resources
1% 1
$45,403.00
34K 56K
Management Information Systems
12% 12
$59,172.00
35K 77K
Marketing/Sales
15% 15
$46,265.00
26K 67K
Operations/Production
8% 8
$52,126.00
37K 75K
Other
2% 2
$39,750.00
30K 57K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
19% 19
$52,278.00
49K 63K
Consumer Products/Retail
25% 25
$52,585.00
26K 75K
Consulting
11% 11
$62,811.00
34K 79K
Financial Services
12% 12
$53,800.00
30K 70K
Government/Education
0%
$45,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
7% 7
$53,297.00
40K 61K
Manufacturing
9% 9
$51,084.00
40K 58K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
$42,000.00
36K 48K
Non-Profit
1% 1
$34,167.00
30K 39K
Real Estate
1% 1
$52,000.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
5% 5
$44,347.00
30K 77K
Transportation
1% 1
$50,500.00
42K 59K
Other
8% 8
$47,579.00
30K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
$61,003.00
53K 73K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$52,333.00
50K 55K
U.S. South
2% 2
$46,500.00
34K 57K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
$54,000.00
48K 60K
U.S. Midwest
89% 89
$52,428.00
26K 79K
U.S. West
3% 3
$57,625.00
34K 77K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Target 28
  • EY 10
  • Cargill 10
  • Land O'Lakes 8
  • General Mills 7
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 97
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 82
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 562
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
The Undergraduate Business Career Center offers career services exclusively to business students. This includes a required career skills class, online recruiting system, and semi-annual business career fairs. In addition, students are provided with individual career coaching appointments, workshops, mentorship program, peer career coaches, and mock interviews.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$24,583
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $13,060
  • Fees $2,211
  • Expenses $9,312
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,833
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $19,310
  • Fees $2,211
  • Expenses $9,312
50% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 5% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 19%
  • Merit 81%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.onestop.umn.edu/finances
Scholarships
$4,730,917
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$6,565,383
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Carlson School of Management
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
76% 70
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
83% 48
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
5 Carlson School of Management 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Entrepreneurship
More Information
Business Program Classes
5% Less than 20 Students 20% More than 50 Students
75% 21 to 50 students
48 Average number of students in non-business required electives
64 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Real Options
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Special Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Entrepreneurship & Musical Careers
  • Globalization, Culture, and Brands
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2007
Degrees Offered
  • BSB / Bachelor of Science in Business
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
161% 161
39% 39
Prominent Faculty
  • Jianfeng Yu

    Finance

  • Kathleen Vohs

    Marketing

  • Enno Siemsen

    Supply Chain and Operations

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    There is an international requirement experience for all Carlson School students. This includes nearly 28 exchange programs with partner business schools and many short-term global enrichment options. Over 300 options are available for students to study abroad.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    The Carlson School has a school-wide service day called "Carlson Goes to Work" sponsored by Net Impact. Other events are coordinated through student organizations.

Students

57% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 75% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1380 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
86% 86
Asian American
6% 6
Hispanic
3% 3
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
2%
96%
1%
0%
0%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
95% 95
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
4% 4
Dual Citizenship
1% 1
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
95% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
80% 80
92% 92

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 29,310
Alumni Donations
$2,236 Average Gift $650,000 Largest Gift

Anonymous

Most Prominent Alumni
  • John Stumpf

    Chairman, President and CEO / Wells Fargo & Company

  • John Hammergren

    Chairman, President and CEO / McKesson Co.

  • Tom Staggs

    Chairman / Walt Disney Co. Parks and Resorts