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Centers & Institutes

The centers and institutes at the St. Thomas Opus College of Business create a conduit between the college and the business community. These hubs of thought leadership, research and education provide resources to start-ups, existing businesses, organizational leaders and students, and impact how Minnesota does business.
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Schulze School of Entrepreneurship

The Schulze School is a world-class destination for entrepreneurial education and resources. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, as well as community resources and funding opportunities to support new ventures.

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Family Business Center

Our nationally recognized Family Business Center is a source of research, education and outreach. We're dedicated to helping family businesses thrive.
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William Norris Institute

This institute helps launch forward-thinking Minnesota companies. We support their growth through our seed capital fund.
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Schulze Innovation Fund

This fund originated in 2017 to help entrepreneurial St. Thomas students and alumni launch and grow their businesses.
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St. Thomas Opus College of Business undergraduate students pose with their first place plaque from the national Small Business Institute competition February 23, 2015 in McNeely Hall.

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Small Business Institute

The SBI supports small businesses in the Twin Cities area, providing exceptional student and faculty supported consulting services to local businesses. Learn how to become a client of the SBI.

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Small Business Development Center

The SBDC at St. Thomas provides confidential business consulting services at no cost, to help established companies and startups attract customers and increase sales. Get started by attending our Smart Start for Business workshop.

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Center for Innovation in the Business of Health Care

We research health care business platforms, with the goal of providing innovative management solutions for business modeling, analytics and leadership.

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Veritas Institute

The Veritas Institute fosters ethically and socially responsible organizations through the use of the Self-Assessment and Improvement Process (SAIP), a method that helps firms assess and enhance their ethical performance.

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