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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
09/27/22

McNeely Family Makes Leadership Gift to Create Pathways for Family Business Success

The University of St. Thomas’ Family Business Center announced a generous gift from the McNeely family and McNeely Foundation that provides dedicated leadership for the center. This donation positions the Family Business Center to reach a broader array of family businesses, particularly those in traditionally underserved communities that have not previously engaged with the center.… The post McNeely Family Makes Leadership Gift to Create Pathways for Family Business Success appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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09/13/22

New Opus College of Business Dean Looks to the Future

Since transitioning from associate dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship to dean of Opus College of Business on July 1, Dr. Laura Dunham was busy preparing for the academic year. The Newsroom recently connected with Dunham on her time at the Schulze School, her new focus at Opus College and more. This conversation has… The post New Opus College of Business Dean Looks to the Future appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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09/09/22

Professor Kenneth Goodpaster Publishes 'Conscience, Corporations, and the Common Good'

In September 2022, Springer Publishers published Emeritus Professor Kenneth Goodpaster's new book, Times of Insight: Conscience, Corporations, and the Common Good, as part of its Eminent Voices in Business Ethics book series. The book is designed for students, scholars, and the general business community. About the book: Goodpaster critically reviews the nearly 50 years of… The post Professor Kenneth Goodpaster Publishes 'Conscience, Corporations, and the Common Good' 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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