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Customize Your Degree


Note from the Opus College of Business:

Effective February 13, 2020, the Opus College of Business is suspending admission into its Full-Time MBA program. We encourage interested MBA candidates to explore other St. Thomas MBA options including the Online MBA, Part-time Flex MBA, Health Care MBA or Executive MBA.

For more information on any of these programs, contact the Graduate Admissions Office.

(651) 962-8800

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Build Real-World Skills

Our instructors don’t just prepare you for the final exam—they equip you with the practical knowledge and skills you need to succeed outside the classroom. Our applied learning model uses group projects, case studies, simulations, guest speakers, internships and more to prepare you for your next work assignment or career opportunity.

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The Cohort Model

As a Full-time MBA student, you’ll join a cohort of classmates. You’ll work through all of the core classes as a group and complete team projects, including the Applied Business Research project. The cohort provides support, camaraderie, and leverages the power of community.
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Program Launch

To start your Full-time MBA program, you’ll attend a week-long launch, during which you will:

  • Meet your faculty, St. Thomas staff and your cohort
  • Start working with career services and growing your professional network
  • Complete your first project and presentation with your team
  • Begin working on your leadership skills in your leadership lab course
  • Attend social events
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Student Experience

  • Take courses packed with team-based learning, practical projects and experiential opportunities
  • Learn global business principles
  • Develop industry-preferred skills through our communications, leadership and ethics labs
  • Gain valuable real-world experience and build your resume through coursework and your summer internship
  • Take elective courses to prepare for your chosen field and job market trends
  • Participate in professional development activities throughout the program
Nic Jantzen '19 MBA
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An Off-Road Internship at Polaris

An MBA internship at Polaris gave Nic a crash course in the power sports industry.
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Top 3 Tips to Surviving Your MBA

St. Thomas alumni share their top three tips on getting through the Full-time MBA program.
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What is a Business Case Competition?

MBA students compete in case competitions to develop solutions to real-world business problems.
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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.