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Bring Big Ideas Back to the Office

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Growth Career Impact

Know How to Grow

Whether you’re in charge of business development for your company or manage a division within a large corporation, your job will benefit from the financial acumen, strategic thinking, and business model expertise developed through this certificate. Developed in partnership with industry experts and employers, a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Growth from St. Thomas will prepare you to evaluate opportunities and set strategies with confidence.

$3.7 Trillion

Total value of the 2,183 M&A market deals made globally in 2017.

Source: JP Morgan 2018 Global M&A Outlook

Business development

Business development is the top function employees seek to fill with business school graduates. 

Source: 2018 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

17 Minnesota-based Fortune 500 companies

St. Thomas Opus College of Business alumni work at 17 Minnesota-based Fortune 500 companies.

Expand Your Network & Possibilities

Attend one of two (but why not both?) Friday evening Master’s Pub sessions during the fall and spring semesters. Enjoy free beer, wine, soft drinks and pizza while consuming knowledge and networking. Featured guest speakers are stars from the Twin Cities business world.

Get help managing your career development from a Career Management Resources session. These programs are offered throughout each spring and fall term either before class or occasionally on a Saturday morning. Topics covered at these events include networking, resume writing, salary negotiation, using LinkedIn and managing your personal brand.

As a student, you’ll have many opportunities to hear from practitioners in the business community while networking with fellow students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Build Your Career Here

Guests, including Rick Brimacomb, converse outside the Anderson Student Center's Woulfe Alumni Hall before a speech by Opus Distinguished Guy Kawasaki.

Career Management for Students

Get personalized career counseling from our experienced and insightful career coaches before you graduate. You’ll be ready to job hunt with confidence in your resume, interview savvy and more.
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Career Management for Alumni

As a graduate of St. Thomas, you can rely on lifelong career management and assistance from our career coaches. We’re here to help you maximize your potential in today’s competitive job market.

Manage your career as an alumni
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Talent Development for Employers

Look to St. Thomas as a training and talent development tool for your business, and to our graduates and alumni as highly talented candidates for your job openings.

Learn more about our business talent

Seeing is Believing

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.