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Executive Education




Smart, Practical and Personalized Professional Development

Gain confidence and excel in your career with Executive 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.

In an Executive Education program, you can deep-dive into a specific topic area, expand your business vocabulary or develop your leadership and management skills. 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.

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Learn from the location of your choice

If you are looking for connection and a sense of normalcy, an Executive Education program can provide both. Our programs will continue running in a virtual format through June 30, 2021, with the potential to extend. Connect with other professionals online while learning a new skill through discussion and virtual activities. Watch this 30-second video to learn about the virtual program experience.

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 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 Education Programs?

St. Thomas Executive 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

Over 2,500 participants from more than 1,500 companies participated in St. Thomas Executive Education in 2017
2017 marked 60 years of Executive Education at St. Thomas
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
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Online Learning Series

Join St. Thomas Executive Education for a quick dose of learning to start your day. Tune in for as many sections as you like. No need to consider driving time and parking — you just need a computer, phone or tablet with an internet connection to join.


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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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