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Designed for Working Professionals

Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate Academic Experience

The post-master’s Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate allows you to customize your courses to your goals. You’ll choose from a catalog of over 50 graduate courses in more than 10 business disciplines. Your individual certificate plan will be designed by you in partnership with your program advising team to ensure that you have the tools you need to advance your career. Why an Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate at St. Thomas?

  • A comprehensive curriculum to build deep knowledge in specific areas of business
  • Courses in emerging and dynamic fields including business analytics and omnichannel, as well as pivotal business expertise like change leadership, risk management and strategic growth
  • Hands-on experience in applying business concepts
  • Highly collaborative learning environment where students share their unique professional experiences
  • Expert faculty who bring deep industry knowledge into the classroom
  • Personal attention and advising
  • Flexibility with on campus, online and hybrid classes
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Applied Learning

Experience hands-on learning and gain real-world experiences at St. Thomas through our applied learning approach. By working with industry experts to develop our programs, we provide you with actual challenges from local companies. Leverage the information you learn in class to solve practical problems using industry-leading tools and methods. Plus, our professional effectiveness courses prepare you to interact with various stakeholders and partners in the workplace.

Traditional vs. Hybrid Courses

Choose from traditional on-campus classes, or courses that take place both in person and online. Hybrid courses can offer greater scheduling flexibility, feature the latest online instructional technologies to complement less frequent classroom sessions on campus. If you take a hybrid course, during the weeks between on-campus meetings, you’ll stay engaged thorough web-based presentations and interactions with peers and faculty.

How Often Will You Attend Class?

During the Fall and Spring semesters, traditional courses usually meet one weeknight per week (M – Th) from roughly 6 to 9 pm. Summer courses typically meet on weeknights from late May to August, from 5:30 to 9:45 pm. J-term classes usually meet once a week (M-Th), and all-day Saturday throughout January.

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Get in Touch

St. Thomas Opus College of Business is an incredible place to learn, meet inspiring peers and mentors, and build a strong career path. Don’t just take our word for it—experience St. Thomas firsthand. Visit a class, attend an info session, or chat with the admissions team.