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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
01/31/23

Remembering Dave Durenberger

The University of St. Thomas mourns the loss of longtime U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, who passed away Jan. 31 at the age of 88. Durenberger was involved for many years in the Opus College of Business Health Care MBA program. “I loved when students asked Dave how they could become more involved in health care… The post Remembering Dave Durenberger appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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01/27/23

Research: Unmasking LinkedIn Profiles

Opus College of Business faculty reveal race, gender impact on hiring. Inside of Professor Kevin Henderson’s classroom, the students are engaged. They ask questions that show more than their grasp of the topic at hand; they also ask questions that spur Henderson’s research topics. “During a lecture about (corporate hiring practices), students asked me how… The post Research: Unmasking LinkedIn Profiles appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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01/27/23

In the News: Professors John Spry and Kathryn Combs on Lotteries

Finance professors John Spry and Kathryn Combs were featured in a Time magazine article amid the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Jan. 13. From the article: John Spry, a professor of finance at St. Thomas University, who studies the economics of state-run lotteries, has researched the evolution of lotteries like the Mega Millions, analyzing the… The post In the News: Professors John Spry and Kathryn Combs on Lotteries 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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