Opus College of Business

Coordinates: 44°58.486′N 93°16.571′W / 44.974767°N 93.276183°W / 44.974767; -93.276183

Opus College of Business
Established 1985
Location Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota
Website www.stthomas.edu/business/

The Opus College of Business is the business school for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students at the University of St. Thomas.

With campuses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Opus College of Business is known for its practical, relevant business education with a focus on ethics, and an approachable, accomplished faculty.


Graduate programs

The four UST MBA degree programs – the Full-time UST MBA, Evening UST MBA, Executive UST MBA and Health Care UST MBA – offer courses designed for the needs of students at various stages of their career.

Other graduate programs include the Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Real Estate, and Master of Business Communication.

Acceditation through AASCB International and North Central Association (NCA CASI).

Undergraduate programs

Undergraduate students may pursue one of eleven concentrations while completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Current concentrations include accounting, business communication, entrepreneurship, financial management, general business management, human resources, international business, leadership, legal studies in business, marketing, and operations management.

Over 40% of the current undergraduates at the University of St. Thomas are pursuing a major in business administration.[1]

Executive Education and Professional Development

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business has more than 200 lifelong learning opportunities outside of its traditional degree programs.

Executive Education and Professional Development is the non-degree division of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. They offer Executive Education and Professional Development Programs to business professionals in a variety of industries specializing in business communication, financial management, general business, health care, leadership, marketing, nonprofit management, and operations including project management. Programs are held at the University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus.

Executive Education Programs are designed for current and emerging leaders (“high-potentials”) who will be taking on larger roles. Executive education prepares them to: transform vision into reality; collaborate with and inspire teams to achieve extraordinary results; make highly principled, globally focused business decisions; drive business growth; and become a prominent driving force behind their organization’s mission, vision and brand.

Professional Development Programs serve the needs of individual contributors, supervisors, managers and those who want to advance their careers, enhance their leadership capacity and achieve personal growth. Professional development programs help learners understand how to turn the latest theories and cutting-edge research into practical, on-the-job applications. Some professional development programs include the Mini MBA Program, Mini MBA in Health Care Management, Mini Master of Marketing Management, Mini Master of Business Communication, Mini Master of Project Management, Leadership Essentials Series, and Project Management Certificate Series.

Custom Programs are also available to help businesses and nonprofit organizations to successfully achieve their strategic goals and objectives.

Instructional methods for executive education, professional development, and custom programs may include: interactive learning, case method, individual and group projects, small group discussion, simulations, executive coaching, and video coaching. Instructors are credentialed faculty, thought-leaders, and accomplished practitioners in their fields. The University of St. Thomas requires that executive education, professional development, and custom program instructors be experts at translating current research into actionable information and able to achieve exceptional learning outcomes.[2]

Centers and Institutes

The centers and institutes of the University include Executive Education and Professional Development, which is where executive education and professional development programs in business communication, finance, general business, leadership and management, nonprofit management, IT, operations, and more are routinely held.

The Center for Nonprofit Management, Center for Health and Medical Affairs, Center for Family Enterprise, Norris Institute, Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Development Center, and Shenehon Center for Real Estate Education provide research, consultation, and program development in their respective areas of expertise.

Additionally, the Opus College of Business has affiliations with the National Institute of Health Policy, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, and Sun Center of Excellence.

The Opus College of Business is a host of the annual Multicultural Forum.


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