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Customize Your Degree

FULL-TIME MBA ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Immersive, Hands-On Learning

In the Full-time MBA program, you’ll spend 16 to 21 months learning with an inspiring community of peers, professors and professionals. Gain practical, real-world experience and skills through hands-on projects, our Prof + Prof program, guest speakers and more. Customize your degree with electives, graduate certificates and the option to take 12 additional credits within three years of graduation—at no extra charge.

We’re here to help you create your ideal MBA experience. As you work through the program, you’ll receive support from your instructors, your growing business network, St. Thomas staff, and your classmates. The support doesn’t end after graduation, either. The connections you make will last a lifetime.

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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
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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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Looking Beyond Her MBA Degree

Priyanka Muttaraju ’19, “broke through stereotypes” when she left India to study abroad in Minnesota.
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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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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.