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Flexible and Personalized

Part-Time Flex MBA Curriculum

Earn Your Degree Your Way

The St. Thomas Part-time Flex MBA is designed for busy working professionals looking for a highly flexible, personalized program. Complete the degree on your timeline, and customize your course lineup.

You’ll earn 50% of your credits in core courses, which provide a broad, solid foundation of business knowledge. The other 50% are electives—you choose the classes that best fit your individual interests and goals.

Our in-person and hybrid classes use a hands-on, applied learning model. This real-world approach helps you develop creative problem-solving skills and confidence.

Sample Degree Plan

Year 1: 18 Credits

Fall term

Leading Self & Others

Statistical Methods for Decision-Making

J-term

1 Elective

Spring term

Competitive Strategy

Business Ethics

Financial Accounting

Summer term

Managerial Economics

1 Elective

Year 2: 18 Credits

Fall term

Marketing Frameworks

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Financial Management

J-term

Global Elective or Study Abroad Program

Spring term

Operations Strategy

Legal Strategy

1 Elective

Summer term

1 Elective

Year 3: 9 Credits

Fall term

2 Electives

J-term

1 Elective

Year 1: 18 Credits

Fall term

Leading Self & Others

Statistical Methods for Decision-Making

J-term

1 Elective

Spring term

Competitive Strategy

Business Ethics

Financial Accounting

Summer term

Managerial Economics

1 Elective

Year 2: 18 Credits

Fall term

Marketing Frameworks

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Financial Management

J-term

Global Elective or Study Abroad Program

Spring term

Operations Strategy

Legal Strategy

1 Elective

Summer term

1 Elective

Year 3: 9 Credits

Fall term

2 Electives

J-term

1 Elective

Year 1: 12 Credits

Fall term

Leading Self & Others

Statistical Methods for Decision-Making

Spring term

Competitive Strategy

Business Ethics

Financial Accounting

Year 2: 12 Credits

Fall term

Marketing Frameworks

Managerial Economics

1 Elective

Spring term

Financial Management

2 Electives

Year 3: 12 Credits

Fall term

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Operations Strategy

1 Elective

Spring term

Legal Strategy

Global Elective or Study Abroad Program

1 Elective

Year 4: 9 Credits

Fall term

2 Electives

Spring term

2 Electives

Year 1: 12 Credits

Fall term

Leading Self & Others

Statistical Methods for Decision-Making

Spring term

Competitive Strategy

Business Ethics

Financial Accounting

Year 2: 12 Credits

Fall term

Marketing Frameworks

Managerial Economics

1 Elective

Spring term

Financial Management

2 Electives

Year 3: 12 Credits

Fall term

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Operations Strategy

1 Elective

Spring term

Legal Strategy

Global Elective or Study Abroad Program

1 Elective

Year 4: 9 Credits

Fall term

2 Electives

Spring term

2 Electives

Core Classes

The Part-time Flex MBA has 11 required courses (22.5 credits).

(BETH 625) – 1.5 credits

Learn the fundamentals of ethical decision-making in business. Explore the psychology of ethical decision-making, including individual and situational factors influencing the decision process.

 


(OPMT 600) – 3 credits

Understand the role of statistics in gathering data and their use in decision-making. Learn different methods for summarizing data, and for drawing conclusions from sample data. Carry out statistical analyses using software.


(MGMT 625) – 1.5 credits

Learn about the principled leadership and governance of firms. This course focuses on the formulation of business-level strategy to help you gain a practical understanding of how the functions (finance, marketing, accounting, operations, human resources, etc.) align with strategy to support the mission and goals of a company.


(ENTR 625) – 1.5 credits

Learn what it takes to identify and evaluate new opportunities, and to transform innovations into profitable businesses. Begin to develop key skills and knowledge necessary for applying the entrepreneurial process within the corporate context.


(ACCT 601) – 3 credits

Learn the fundamental terminology and calculations of financial accounting and reporting, and comprehension and interpretation of financial statements. Explore the ethical aspects of accounting.


(MGMT 603) – 3 credits

Explore principled leadership. Gain a framework and skillset for making a meaningful impact within dynamic and complex organizations.


(BLAW 625) – 1.5 credits

Discover how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies. Learn to use principles of law to minimize risk, create value, attain core business objectives and resolve legal issues. The course uses exercises, simulations and business cases for hands-on skill development and practical application of key legal concepts.


(OPMT 625) – 1.5 credits

An introduction to the management of business operations. Explore the strategic role of operations in the survival and success of manufacturing and service organizations. Prerequisite: OPMT 600.


(FINC 600) – 3 credits

Explore the financial management of business. This course covers risk, return, evaluation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, capital structure theory, financial analysis and planning, working capital management and international factors. Prerequisite: OPMT600, ACCT601, GBEC600 or GBEC625.


(GBEC 625) – 1.5 credits

Learn about the application of microeconomic tools and concepts to business decision-making. Topics include optimal output volume; demand analysis and estimation, production and cost, market structure and strategic positioning, and optimal pricing strategies. Prerequisite: OPMT 600.


(MKTG 625) – 1.5 credits

Learn about strategy formulation and the marketing mix (product, price, place, and promotion) tied to a thorough assessment of the marketplace. Develop essential skills to apply marketing research, perform quantitative and qualitative analysis, and make both strategic and tactical marketing decisions.


Electives

You'll earn 22.5 credits with electives from the College of Business, or other St. Thomas graduate programs.

Innovation & Corporate Entrepreneurship (ENTR 707)

Explore the creation and reinforcement of entrepreneurial responses within established organizations. Learn how managers can affect the nature and rate of innovation through organizational culture, structure, communication, reward and control systems.

Spreadsheet Modeling & Data Visualization (OPMT 621)

Develop the technical skills you need to address practical business problems. Learn to analyze and solve management problems using quantitative and analytical methods such as spreadsheet modeling, linear programming, transportation modeling, decision analysis, project management, and simulations.

Brand Management (MKTG 725)

Learn about strategic planning and decision-making as it applies to the product/brand manager. Develop skills in the formulation, execution and evaluation of the effectiveness of product/brand strategies and tactics. Do applied exercises, case studies, and a consulting project for an external client.
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Complete Your Degree at Your Own Pace

The average Part-time Flex MBA student finishes their degree in three and a half years. But that doesn’t need to be your pace. Take anywhere from 2 to 7 years to earn your MBA.

Course Waivers

Professional Credentials

You may be eligible to waive at least one course if you are a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), have completed at least one year of law school or are APICS-CPIM certified.

Prior Business Coursework

If you’ve completed at least four courses in a core discipline/functional area (e.g. a major or minor) or if you’ve completed at least two undergraduate courses OR one graduate-level class in a core course area, you may waive the corresponding core course requirement.

Examination

If you do not meet other waiver criteria, you can take a waiver exam during the first year of the program for certain core courses. For more information about course waivers, please contact us.

You won’t earn academic credit for courses you waive, nor will the course appear on your St. Thomas academic transcript. If you waive a core course, you will take additional elective credits.

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Enhancing Your MBA with a Graduate Certificate

Make your Part-time Flex MBA even more personalized by earning a graduate certificate. Similar to a minor or a concentration, your graduate certificate can be completed with just 4 – 6 courses. Take a deep dive into a professional interest and develop highly specialized credentials.

More about Graduate Certificates

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