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Executive and Professional Education

Smart, Practical and Personalized Professional Development

Gain confidence and excel in your career with Executive and Professional Education from St. Thomas. These non-credit, professional development classes include 1-3-day programs, weeklong “boot camps” and programs that last 2-3 months with in-classroom and online components.

You’ll learn real-world techniques from our smart, practical and personalized courses. Apply what you learn in the office on Monday—and every day.

We also work with companies to provide specialized training and team development tailored to their unique business needs. If you’re involved in developing talent in your organization, consider collaborating with St. Thomas to create customized learning solutions for your organization.

For Individuals

Select from over 30 open enrollment programs to enhance your business knowledge, communication skills, leadership expertise and more. Specialized program topics include Agile Project Management, Digital Marketing Fundamentals, Six Sigma and a Fundraising Certificate Series. Our business acumen and leadership tracks include The Leadership and Management Program, the signature Mini MBA Program and several Mini MBA and Mini Masters programs.
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For Organizations

Work with St. Thomas to develop customized learning solutions for your organization. Create training that supplements internal team development or develop a program that targets a specific challenge within a department. From personalizing our existing Executive and Professional Education programs with your organization’s examples and procedures to more in-depth customization that creates a program to target a specific business objective, we can tailor our solutions to meet your needs. We work with organizations of all sizes – family owned businesses to large fortune 500.
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Who Enrolls in Executive and Professional Education Programs?

St. Thomas Executive and Professional Education programs benefit everyone from individual contributors to senior executives, including:

  • Entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Professionals reentering the workforce
  • Alumni looking to enhance their skills after earning a degree
  • Teams looking to build skill sets, improve processes and develop high potential employees
  • Working professionals from corporations, small companies and nonprofit organizations looking to advance in their careers
  • Professionals in transition

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Over 2,500 participants from more than 1,500 companies participated in St. Thomas Executive and Professional Education in 2017
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2017 marked 60 years of Executive and Professional Education at St. Thomas
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Over 30 open enrollment programs to choose from

“I found every single session somehow applicable to my everyday work life. The instructors were engaging and provided helpful real-world examples. St. Thomas made me feel comfortable and the environment felt like a great fit for me.”

Janet Zastrow, past Mini MBA Program participant
06/23/22

In the News: Marcella de la Torre on Too Many Meetings

Marcella de la Torre of Opus College of Business joined "The Morning News With Vineeta Sawkar" on WCCO Radio to talk about meetings, why people have them, why people have too many of them and what to do about them. "Meetings are taking a lot of time, and I encourage people to think about what… The post In the News: Marcella de la Torre on Too Many Meetings appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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06/23/22

Research and Opinion: Youth-Oriented World-class Sport

Department of Ethics and Business Law Professor Emeritus John Wendt recently co-authored "Youth athletes’ quests for gold: does opportunity supersede undue risk?" for the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The British Journal of Sports Medicine is the leading international journal covering the latest advances in clinical practice and research and is the flagship of the… The post Research and Opinion: Youth-Oriented World-class Sport appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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06/20/22

Outside Consultant: How Do Commercial Leases Vary From Residential Leases?

Commercial leases start from different assumptions then residential leases. The law ensures safe conditions for people who rent living space for themselves and their families. Residential landlords must follow detailed rules to lawfully evict a tenant. These laws protect consumers from unethical landlords. Commercial leases presume that both parties are businesses. The law does not… The post Outside Consultant: How Do Commercial Leases Vary From Residential Leases? appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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St. Thomas Executive Education programs give you cutting-edge, practical knowledge and real-world skills you can apply at work the very next day. Gain the tools and techniques to be a more effective, strategic leader.
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