lsbe newsletter


  Kjell R. Knudsen
Kjell R. Knudsen, Dean, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Those who set foot on our campus know it is distinct. And it’s not just our state-of-the-art building that sets us apart. As I prepare to retire this coming June, I’ve been reflecting on what makes our School truly one of a kind, namely our programs, faculty, students, alumni, and friends within the business community.

Building on UMD’s strengths as an undergraduate and graduate research-based institution, LSBE offers a number of programs that combine rigorous academics with experiential learning. In addition to these unique programs, we emphasize internships and student involvement with the Center for Economic Development and the business community.

As schools around the country work to incorporate the practical knowledge that will prepare their students for the workforce, LSBE graduates have been a step ahead. This strategy we have pursued for the past decade has also strengthened our relationship with business, in Duluth and beyond.

Ultimately, our students are more attractive to employers because they not only know, they can do, and that is something we can all be proud of.

Wishing you a happy holiday season,


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