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Complete at Your Own Pace

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Growth Academic Experience

Increase Your Financial Acumen and Professional Effectiveness

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Growth as part of your MBA degree or as an added credential to your resume. This certificate program is designed for current St. Thomas MBA students, as well as people who have already earned an MBA from any regionally accredited institution. Our advanced, intensive curriculum builds financial acumen, strategic thinking and professional effectiveness in a flexible format convenient for working professionals.

Attend evening on-campus classes to complete the 15 – 16.5 credit program at your own pace—in as little as one year or longer, as needed. Earn your graduate certificate on its own if you have completed an MBA, or complete your certificate with elective credits as you earn a St. Thomas MBA.

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Applied Learning

St. Thomas uses an applied learning approach—we teach with hands-on, real-world experiences. Our curriculum was developed in partnership with industry experts, to prepare you to handle challenges in the workplace. Leverage the information you learn in class to solve practical problems using industry-standard tools and terminology. Plus, our professional effectiveness courses prepare you to communicate with various stakeholders.

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 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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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.