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University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

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Last updated July, 2019

Academic information

Course information

Semester dates

  • Academic Year: September - May
  • Fall Term: September - December
  • Winter Term: January - May
  • Academic Calendar

Course load and minimum unit requirements

  • Inside the Mall of AmericaMinimum course load - 12 Credit Hours per Semester
  • Maximum course load - 19 Credit Hours per Semester
  • Most Carlson School courses are 2, 3, or 4 credits each.

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Accommodation and the cost of living


Students can choose from several different housing options in and around campus. Most students live in on-campus residences, but off-campus options are also available.

Housing information

Estimated cost of living

  • 2020–2021: approx. USD 11,000 per semester (includes accommodation, meals, health insurance, books and material, local transport).

Additional information

Student visa and insurance

Student visas and insurance information

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Exchange experiences

The University, city and region

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Established in 1919 and based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota is a recognized leader in business education and research. Its focus on experiential learning, international education, and maintaining strong ties to the business community exemplify the school’s commitment to excellence.

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The city of Minneapolis and region

As the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota is a prime destination for boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and more. With more than 90 theatres, Minneapolis has the second highest number per capita in the US, second only to New York City. Minneapolis is home to 130 art galleries, 20 music companies, 15 museums, 10 dance companies, and a newly built state-of-the-art downtown public library. The Twin Cities area is the entertainment and cultural heart of the Upper Midwest, with world-renowned museums and orchestras, and a hot music and nightclub scene.
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Further information

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