The Carlson School of Management was founded in 1919 in response to requests from business people in the Twin Cities to establish a business school at the University of Minnesota. From the beginning, members of the business community worked in partnership with the school’s faculty and students by providing classroom speakers, internships, employment opportunities, and scholarships. In that first year, 14 faculty members instructed 88 students. Since then, the school has undergone five name changes and has been housed in five locations.Today, the Carlson School has nearly 5,000 students, 50,000 alumni, six degree programs, 106 tenure-track and 28 full-time instructional faculty members.
1919 – Founded as the University of Minnesota School of Business
1920 – Became a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
1929 – First “Tomato Can Loving Cup Award” was given to recognize an outstanding graduating senior who performed the most distinctive service to the Carlson School. The award, which is still given today, long came with a scholarship to the......