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Personalize Your Degree

FULL-TIME MBA ELECTIVES

Customize Your MBA

To complete your Full-time MBA, you’ll take 4 to 6 elective courses of your choosing. Use these classes to tailor your degree to your career interests and goals.

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Electives

International Accounting (ACCT 572)
Managerial Accounting (ACCT 625^)
Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 701*)
Intermediate Accounting II (ACCT 702*)
Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT 705)
Business Taxation (ACCT 710*)
Auditing (ACCT 717*)
Cost Accounting (ACCT 720^)
Advanced Accounting (ACCT 730^)

*courses recommended by accounting faculty for those pursuing a CPA license, after ACCT 601 core course
^courses also strongly recommended to be best prepared for success on the CPA exam

To be eligible to sit for the CPA exam, Minnesota state law requires you to have at least 15 credits of graduate-level accounting coursework and hold a graduate degree.

You can learn more about the requirements to become a CPA through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy website.

Applied Advanced Business Statistics (OPMT 605)
Spreadsheet Analysis & Data Visualization (OPMT 621)
Foundations of Software Development - Python (SEIS 603)
Database Management Systems & Design (SEIS 630)
Data Analytics & Visualization (SEIS 632)
Healthcare Analytics (SEIS 735)

Managerial Writing & Presentations (BCOM 536)
Creative Process (BCOM 620)
Persuasion (BCOM 635)
Organizational Communications (BCOM 641)
Reputation Management and Stakeholder Engagement (BCOM 661)

The Global Economy (GBEC 610)
Economics of Strategy (GBEC 700)

New Venture Finance (ENTR 702)
Launching New Ventures (ENTR 704)
Family Business Management (ENTR 705)
Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship (ENTR 707)
Social Entrepreneurship (ENTR 708)

Corporate Finance (FINC 701)
Investments (FINC 713)
Commodities Markets (FINC 714)
Investment Fund Mgmt: Aristotle (FINC 717)
Mergers & Acquisitions (FINC 718)
Investment Banking (FINC 720)
Global Finance Issues & Policy (FINC 755)
Real Estate Fundamentals & Practices (REAL 625)

Legal Strategy for Global Business (BLAW 610)
Global Finance Issues & Policy (FINC 755)
The Global Economy (GBEC 610)
Inclusive Leadership for Diverse Organizations (MGMT 804)
International Business (MGMT 805)
International Marketing (MKTG 790)

Short-term Study Abroad Courses
We typically offer 2 - 3 study abroad each year. Offerings vary as new programs are developed.

China: Global Financial Services (FINC 752)
Scandinavia: Global Risk Leadership (MGMT 753)
Latin America: Emerging Markets (MGGT/MKTG 714)
India: Marketing in a Mega Market (MKTG 714)
Social Entrepreneurship in India (ENTR 714)


Effective Team Management (MGMT 607)
Finding the Right Talent (MGMT 608)
Developing Talent (MGMT 609)
Consulting and Partnering (MGMT 616)
Organization Development (MGMT 704)
Project Management (MGMT 623)
Overview of Health Care Systems (MGMT 630)
Collaborative Strategies (MGMT 635)
Introduction to Growth Strategies (MGMT 645)
Leading Organizational Change (MGMT 702)
Strategic Sustainability (MGMT 714)
Managerial Interpersonal Skills (MGMT 714)
Risk Management (MGMT 751)
Inclusive Leadership for Diverse Organizations (MGMT 804)
International Business (MGMT 805)
Executive Perspectives (MGMT 806)
Negotiation Skills (MGMT 808)
Compliance Programming (BETH 650)
Great Books Seminar (BETH 706)

Pricing Strategy (MKTG 714)
Marketing Analytics (MKTG 729)
Digital Marketing Analytics (MKTG 778)
Advertising Strategy & Management (MKTG 671)
Consumer Behavior (MKTG 710)
Latin America: Emerging Markets (MKTG 714)
Brand Management (MKTG 725)
Digital Marketing Fundamentals (MKTG 774)
Digital Marketing Experience (MKTG 776)
Integrated Marketing Communication (MKTG 780)
International Marketing (MKTG 790)

Applied Advanced Business Statistics (OPMT 605)
Spreadsheet Analysis & Data Visualization (OPMT 621)
Supply Chain Management (OPMT 710)
Data Analytics & Visualization (SEIS 632)
Strategic Quality Management (ETLS 551)
Supply Chain Synchronization (ETLS 552)
Lean Six Sigma (ELTS 640)

Real Estate Decision-Making (REAL 600)
Real Estate Fundamentals & Practices (REAL 625)

Information Technology (Graduate Programs in Software)
Manufacturing and Technology Management (School of Engineering)

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Global Experience

St. Thomas MBA programs have a global elective curricular requirement. You can fulfill this with an online or on-campus course that has a global component, or with a short-term study abroad program. Two to three times per year, we offer study abroad trips lasting 7 to 12 days. During your trip, you will:

  • Take an in-depth look at location-specific business topics
  • See historic sites and engage in a variety of cultural activities
  • Observe successful companies operating in a different business framework
  • Visit multinational and local companies
Past study abroad programs include:
  • China: Global Financial Services (FINC 752)
  • Scandinavia: Global Risk Leadership (MGMT 753)
  • India: Marketing in a Mega Market (MKTG 714)
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