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Earn It Your Way

Part-Time Flex MBA

It's Not Just Any MBA. It's Your MBA.

Your MBA should be about you: your career, your goals and your life. With our Part-time Flex MBA program, you can personalize your experience by choosing from over 50 elective courses, setting your own pace and selecting traditional, online or hybrid courses. Our experienced, engaged faculty provides hands-on learning experiences including group projects, case studies, simulations, guest speakers and practical exercises.

The curriculum gives you the breadth you expect in an MBA program, while giving you the freedom to customize the coursework to meet your unique career goals. You’ll earn half of your credits in required core classes, and half in electives you select. Choose from traditional and hybrid class formats, and earn an optional graduate certificate to complement your MBA.

Work at an accelerated pace, and graduate in just 2.5 years, or take up to seven years to complete your degree. As you balance work, family commitments and your education, the Part-time Flex MBA lets you choose the pace that works well for you.

Join our network of more than 18,000 alumni and over 500 MBA students who work in a variety of industries in Minnesota and around the globe. You’ll quickly see why the St. Thomas Part-time Flex MBA was ranked best in Minnesota, because of our focus on our students and our dedication to their success. From your first MBA class, you will begin to develop the knowledge, practical experience and insights to excel in your career.

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More than 60% of students have non-business undergraduate degrees
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Curriculum is 50% electives

Program Overview

  • Format & Schedule
  • Admission Requirements
  • Explore the Electives
  • Applied Learning
  • Career Impact
  • Graduate Certificates
  • Format & Schedule

    Choose from traditional, online, and hybrid (classroom and online) class formats to earn your Part-time Flex MBA. You can take as few as 2.5 years or up to 7 years to complete your degree.

    A 45-credit program with half required, half elective classes means you can customize your degree through graduate certificates or electives to maximize your career impact.

    • Evening, online and hybrid class options
    • Classes offered year-round
    Explore the Curriculum

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essays
    • 2 years’ work experience
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • GMAT, GRE or MBA Math
    View the Application Checklist

    Explore the Electives

    You’ll take 11 core courses for your Part-time Flex MBA and choose 8 to 12 elective courses to complete the program.

    Select from a list over 50 elective options, including:

    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics
    • Business/Communications
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship/New Venture Management
    • Financial Management
    • Global
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management
    • Real Estate
    Explore the Curriculum

    Applied Learning

    Our applied learning approach in the Part-time Flex MBA program is designed to help you succeed in the classroom, and in today’s business landscape. Through real-world applications, you will explore business concepts through group projects and practical exercises, reading case studies, and engaging with guest speakers. You will also work hands-on with professors and fellow students to promote individual growth as a dynamic, creative problem-solver. This applied learning approach will equip you to:

    • Develop creative solutions to tough business challenges
    • Make ethical, sound business decisions
    • Grow in your leadership skills
    • Network with fellow professionals in your field
    Explore Applied Learning Opportunities

    Career Impact

    Work hard to get your MBA, and it will pay off. After earning a Part-time Flex MBA, St. Thomas graduates and alumni report positive impacts on their careers—from salary increases to promotions and new business ventures.
    See Career Impact Facts and Figures

    Graduate Certificates

    Create a truly customized degree and earn a graduate certificate (4-6 elective courses) while you complete your Part-time Flex MBA.
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

    Format & Schedule

    Choose from traditional, online, and hybrid (classroom and online) class formats to earn your Part-time Flex MBA. You can take as few as 2.5 years or up to 7 years to complete your degree.

    A 45-credit program with half required, half elective classes means you can customize your degree through graduate certificates or electives to maximize your career impact.

    • Evening, online and hybrid class options
    • Classes offered year-round
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

    Admission Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in any subject
    • Application form and essays
    • 2 years’ work experience
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • GMAT, GRE or MBA Math
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

    Explore the Electives

    You’ll take 11 core courses for your Part-time Flex MBA and choose 8 to 12 elective courses to complete the program.

    Select from a list over 50 elective options, including:

    • Accounting
    • Business Analytics
    • Business/Communications
    • Economics
    • Entrepreneurship/New Venture Management
    • Financial Management
    • Global
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management
    • Real Estate
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

    Applied Learning

    Our applied learning approach in the Part-time Flex MBA program is designed to help you succeed in the classroom, and in today’s business landscape. Through real-world applications, you will explore business concepts through group projects and practical exercises, reading case studies, and engaging with guest speakers. You will also work hands-on with professors and fellow students to promote individual growth as a dynamic, creative problem-solver. This applied learning approach will equip you to:

    • Develop creative solutions to tough business challenges
    • Make ethical, sound business decisions
    • Grow in your leadership skills
    • Network with fellow professionals in your field
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

    Career Impact

    Work hard to get your MBA, and it will pay off. After earning a Part-time Flex MBA, St. Thomas graduates and alumni report positive impacts on their careers—from salary increases to promotions and new business ventures.
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

    Graduate Certificates

    Create a truly customized degree and earn a graduate certificate (4-6 elective courses) while you complete your Part-time Flex MBA.
    Explore our Graduate Certificate Options

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    Graduate Business Programs Insight Sessions

    Join the admissions team, current students, and alumni for the Graduate Business Programs Fall Insight Sessions. Enjoy light appetizers and beer or a glass of wine while you learn more about your program of interest.

    Schedule:

    5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking, food and beverages
    6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Program specific panel discussions with alumni and current students

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    CJ Thompson, '16 Part-time Flex Graduate, talks about the program.

    Part-time Flex MBA

    Students develop their leadership skills and competencies sought by employers in a team-based collaborative environment. Listen to students, graduates and faculty speak about what makes this program unique and how the Opus College of Business transformed their lives.

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    Focusing on the Family Business

    Spencer McMillan ’17 MBA has worn a lot of hats in his career at his family company.
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    Innovative Thinking at Mayo Clinic

    MBA students hone their leadership, project management and communication skills in the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.
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    Featured Courses

    Leading Self and Others

    Explore principled leadership in this class, gaining a framework and skillset for developing your ability to make meaningful impact within dynamic and complicated organizations.

    Entrepreneurial Thinking

    Develop the key skills and knowledge to apply the entrepreneurial process within the corporate context, identify and evaluate new opportunities, and transform innovations into profitable businesses.

    Competitive Strategy

    Learn how the functions (finance, marketing, HR, etc.) are aligned with business-level strategy to support the mission, goals and objectives of a firm. Examine why some industries more profitable than others, and why certain firms consistently outperform others.
    View Curriculum

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