Declare Your Major

The Carlson School's undergraduate program is an intensive course of study with early exposure to business that leads to the Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) degree. You may choose from 10 majors and 12 minors. The program has a strong experiential learning focus, including internship and mentorship experiences, interaction with the business community, and an international experience.

The Carlson School is the only public business school in the Twin Cities accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for business administration and accounting programs.

All students at the University of Minnesota should have a declared major by the time they have earned 60 credits. Students in the Carlson School may declare a major once they have completed or have in progress the five required tool courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus, Business Statistics, and Financial Accounting. Most Carlson School students declare a major during their sophomore year.

To declare a Carlson School major or minor, complete the Major/Minor Declaration form online or pick up the form from the Undergraduate Program office, 2-190 Hanson Hall.

Please note that many upper level major courses require that you have a declared major before you can register for them.

You may also choose to declare an additional major or minor outside of the Carlson School to compliment your business major. View a list of majors and minors available to you at the University in the University Catalogs. To declare one of these majors or minors, contact the department offering the major or minor.​​​​​

Need help choosing your major?

Meet with your academic advisor or a career coach.

Enroll in BA 3000 Career Skills (1 cr, S/N), a class which focuses on career discovery and tactical preparation for internship and career searches