Clubs and Organizations
The University of Minnesota has more than 800 student organizations that represent various student interests. There are 33 students organizations directly affiliated with the Carlson School, offering opportunities for learning and engagement in subjects focused on business.
Discover student organizations. Attend events. Track your involvement. Gopher Link is the home to information regarding our various student organizations that align with the Carlson School. Below is a list of the organizations who partner closely with the Carlson School. For current information, event information, and more, please visit Gopher Link.
Student Organization List
180 Degrees Consulting
180 Degrees Consulting is the world's largest student-driven consultancy that provides services for non-profits, social enterprises, and socially minded companies; giving students the unique experience of collaborating with a wide range of organizations while providing high-quality work for their clients.
Agricultural Business Club (ABC)
https://gopherlink.umn.edu/organization/agbusclub This student-founded club is open to all students but it is made up of a majority of students from CFANS and the Carlson School of Management. Our mission is to create leadership development opportunities for members through interactive learning to enrich students and prepare them for the agriculture industry.
Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi)
This co-ed professional business fraternity brings together students with a common interest in business for scholastic and social activities. AKPsi develops members both socially and professionally through close personal and business relationships.
Business Association of Multicultural Students (BAM)
This organization is dedicated to providing students with a diverse perspective of today’s global business environment and assisting them in their pursuit of professional excellence and community leadership.
Business Board (B-Board)
Business Board represents the undergraduate student body at the Carlson School of Management. Our mission is to be the voice, inform the students, and help with student needs. As the student government, Business Board serves as an intermediary between students, faculty and staff to represent student concerns, administer student needs and coordinate informative, college-wide functions.
Carlson Consulting Network (CCN)
Carlson Investment Banking Network
The Network aims to serve students from any background or academic program to succeed in the Investment Banking industry. Our student-led club is designed to inform undergraduates about careers and basic knowledge about the industry.
Carlson School Accounting Club (CSAC)
CSAC is here to give credible, thorough information about the accounting profession. Foster inclusivity, diversity, and camaraderie in a personable and sustainable basis. Build relationships within the Carlson School student, faculty, and alumni network as well as the Twin Cities to promote professional, academic, and social development. We are also dispelling the notion that accountants aren't fun.
The mission of Club MIS is to foster relations among Management Information Systems students, faculty and the business community.
The mission of Collegiate DECA is to serve its diverse international membership as a professional organization, providing leadership and career-oriented opportunities to develop and enhance tomorrow’s leaders. Collegiate DECA focuses on leadership, networking, experiential learning, career development, and community service.
The mission of Compass is to engage the Carlson LGBTQ+A community to encourage all Carlson students to be their authentic selves both as students and as professionals. Compass does this by providing volunteer, educational, professional development, and networking opportunities.
Cryptocurrency club brings together students interested in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. We strive to inform both students and businesses about the benefits of Bitcoin.
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in Universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.
Design U is a student-led pro bono consulting club at the University of Minnesota that strives to design for impact. While our members come from a variety of backgrounds, we all share a deep passion for design, engineering, and business.
Entrepreneurship Club (Entre Club)
This organization is dedicated to teaching students how to become financially independent, successful entrepreneurs by bringing in CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners to tell their stories.
GLOBE is committed to fostering awareness, knowledge and understanding of international management and multicultural issues among students. International exchange students are paired with a buddy to ease the transition into American culture.
International Business Association (IBA)
IBA is for students interested in the interchange between international business and development. The group fosters dialogue about the importance of globalization, emerging economies, and their underlying developmental challenges.
Investment and Finance Organization (InFO)
InFO provides students the opportunity to discover the various occupations and issues involved with the financial industry. Meetings include in-depth discussions about the stock market, investing, bonds, commodities, and financial planning.
Medical Industry Leadership Institute Undergraduates (MILIu)
MILIu is an undergraduate student group dedicated to connecting students to opportunities and professionals within the healthcare industry. MILIu encourages students to explore and understand the variety of interdisciplinary roles that exist within the healthcare industry.
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)/Black Business Professionals
The principal activities of NABA/Black Business Professionals are centered on the goals of cultivating interest among minority youth in the fields of accounting, finance, information technology, and other business related fields.
National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE)
The National Organization for Business and Engineering (NOBE) is a national society uniting business, management, and engineering organizations from universities coast to coast. NOBE provides professional development and networking opportunities for UMN students interested in the intersection of business and engineering.
National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA)
The National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA) will be a way for students of all majors across the University to connect over a common interest in the business retail industry. We stand together to promote professional business development.
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of leaders who use business to improve the world. Members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world.
Nonresident Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (NRVTAP)
NRVTAP is a non-profit, student run, volunteer organization made up of a collection of students and trained tax professionals. Our mission is to provide free tax assistance to international students and scholars across the University of Minnesota system through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program operated by the IRS.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM aims to enhance HRIR, HRD, Psychology, and students of all majors’ classroom experiences. Becoming a member of SHRM is a great supplement prior to a HR career; furthermore, SHRM offers top HR professionals as speakers, site visits, and social and volunteer events.
Sports Management Association
Sports Management Association is committed to providing an insight to the highly competitive sports marketplace. The group strives to foster an education of the different business careers in the sports industry and in other industries that apply business principles to their products through associations with sports.
Student Accounting and Finance Association (SAFA)
SAFA serves as a liaison between professional accounting and finance representatives and students to provide a social atmosphere for networking, as well as service opportunities to develop professional skills.
Student Marketing Association (SMA)
Student Marketing Association (SMA) is a non-profit, student run organization whose main goal is to promote a better understanding of marketing and its role in the business world. SMA provides students the opportunity to grow their professional and social network, enhance in-class learning with real world opportunities, and be exposed to different specialties of marketing.
Twin Cities Scholars of Finance (TCSOF)
TCSOF is a group of students who create and share programs, events, and opportunities designed to cultivate ethical leadership among finance students. Our current programs include a large annual symposium, executive speaker series, and mentorship network.
U-Finance provides free financial assistance to other University student organizations. The group’s principal services include: preparing nonprofit tax records, creating or improving systems for tracking finances, assisting fees-receiving groups in yearly audits, and training leaders of each organization on better financial management.
Undergraduate Business Analytics Club (UBAC)
The Undergraduate Business Analytics Club (UBAC) brings together students interested in business analytics from the Carlson School of Management and other colleges. We focus on exposing our members to emerging topics in the analytics field through professional speakers, developing technical skills with workshops, and connecting with employers looking for analytics talent.
Undergraduate Consulting Club (UCC)
The mission of UCC is to help students gain access to careers at premier global consulting firms as well as niche companies. Throughout the year the UCC hosts a variety of events focused on assisting members in reaching their goals of becoming consulting professionals.
Undergraduate Supply Chain and Operations Club (SCOC)
This organization provides an exciting environment for students to learn about supply chain management through professional speaker events, site visits, case competitions, a mentorship program, internship opportunities, and more. SCOC educates and encourages students in all majors about the importance and cross-functionality of supply chain management.
Undergraduate Women in Business (WIB)
This organization is dedicated to bringing women together in business-related fields through networking, speakers, volunteering, and social events. WIB helps develop skills to succeed in the business world and facilitates personal and professional growth.
Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VTAP)
The Volunteer Tax Assistance Program (VTAP) is a student run service organization that provides free tax assistance to low to moderate-income individuals through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.