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Carlson School of Management

    The Carlson School of Management believes that firsthand international experience in new countries, cultures, and business environments is essential to providing a comprehensive business education. Carlson School undergraduates my fulfill their International Experience with any credit-bearing study abroad program. 

     

    Department Recommendations

    In addition to Carlson Global Institute offerings, these Carlson and LAC programs listed below have been identified as programs that tend to work well for Carlson students. Many of the programs allow you to take programs in your major while abroad. Consult with your academic adviser to confirm. This list is not prescriptive. You can also work with Carlson to choose another study abroad program that better fits your needs. 

    Academic Planning

    Consult with your Carlson academic adviser. Discuss the completion of your other academic requirements, the timing of your international experience, and the type of coursework to take abroad so your experience abroad is integrated into your overall academic plan. Use the Academic Planning for Study Abroad form to structure your academic planning. 

    College/Department Scholarships for UofM Students

    In addition to Learning Abroad Center scholarships, Carlson undergraduate students participating in Carlson Global Institute (CGI) of the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center (LAC) programs are eligible to apply for a need-based scholarship and CGI Undergraduate Fellowship (merit-based scholarship).

    Programs

    Africa and the Middle East

    Kenya

    MSID--International Development in Kenya

    • Fall or Spring semester
    • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
    • Study small business development through a non-profit internship placement

    Senegal

    MSID--International Development in Senegal

    • Fall or Spring semester
    • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
    • Study small business development through a non-profit internship placement

    Americas

    Argentina

    Study & Intern in Buenos Aires

    • Study language and culture in Buenos Aires, the political and economic heart of Argentina. Students can take a breadth of courses in economics and Argentine history.
    • No language prerequisite; courses available in English including "The Global Economy" and "International Marketing."

    Ecuador

    MSID--International Development in Ecuador

    • Fall or Spring semester
    • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
    • Spring semester micro-finance track and internship

    Asia and Oceania

    Australia

    Study & Intern in Sydney

    • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
    • Experience the dynamic city of Sydney through a professional internship and courses that deepen your understanding of Australian culture

    New Zealand

    University Study in New Zealand: University of Otago

    • Located on New Zealand's south island, Dunedin is renowned for its natural beauty, as well as outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, surfing, rafting, diving, and climbing.
    • Fall or Spring semester
    • The University of Otago offers management, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, HR management, and marketing.

    Thailand

    MSID--International Development in Thailand

    • Fall or Spring semester
    • Cultivate awareness and appreciation for development issues through engagement with diverse communities
    • Study small business development through a non-profit internship placement

    Europe

    Denmark

    Study Abroad in Denmark

    • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
    • Study in the vibrant city of Copenhagen
    • International Business, Global Economics

    France

    Business in France

    • Developed in conjunction with the Carlson School of Management, program is based at the University of Montpellier
    • Fall or Spring semester, Academic year
    • Taught in English and/or French, French language class required alongside additional electives
    • Courses specifically designed for business & marketing students
    • Course with visits to labs and industry available

    Ireland

    Business in Dublin

    • Fall or spring semester
    • Foundational Business track: take required business classes abroad before you complete I-CORE at CSOM
    • Advanced Business track: take classes at the Quinn School of Business at UCD after you have completed I-CORE at CSOM
    • Internships are available in the business field, and placements are largely in small businesses and start-up organizations

    Spain

    Study & Intern in Barcelona

    • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
    • Take classes in a wide range of fields, including business
    • Intern with a Spanish company to gain professional skills and immerse yourself in Spanish culture

    Study & Intern in Toledo

    • Fall or Spring semester, May session, or Summer session
    • Immerse yourself in Spanish culture through coursework, internships, and daily life.
    • Gain a cultural and historical perspective of Spain through excursions to various locations in Spain.

    United Kingdom

    Study & Intern in London

    • Fall semester, Spring semester, or Summer session
    • Take classes in a wide range of fields, including business
    • Intern with a British company to gain professional skills and immerse yourself in British culture

    Additional Options to Consider

    Self-Designed International Experience

    • Carlson students also have the opportunity to design their own international experience for a minimum of 1 credit. Students can build upon personal contacts, a volunteer program, or other opportunities to pursue their own directed study project abroad. With prior approval and Carlson faculty guidance, the self-designed international experience can be used to fulfill the Carlson IE requirement.
    • Non-credit opportunities can be a great option for students who do not need academic credit but want to gain skills related to their field of study. A non-credit option could form the basis for a self-designed international directed study experience.