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Do Monday Smarter

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.

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.
Open Enrollment Programs for Individuals

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.
Custom Programs for Organizations
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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

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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
09/20/23

In the News: Dave Vang on Union Demands for Meatpacking Workers at Hormel Plant

Dave Vang, finance professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, recently spoke with KARE 11 about contract negotiations happening in Austin, Minnesota, where Hormel meatpacking workers are demanding higher wages after the company made record profits. From the story: The Hormel workers marched on Labor Day to highlight their demands –… The post In the News: Dave Vang on Union Demands for Meatpacking Workers at Hormel Plant appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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09/15/23

Ana Del Rivero: A Global Citizen in the Making

Ana Del Rivero, a junior originally from Cancun, Mexico, feels right at home with two St. Thomas organizations: HOLA! and OISS. Since the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Achievement as well as the Office of International Students and Scholars helped her early on, she readily volunteers her time with each. “It was crazy that a… The post Ana Del Rivero: A Global Citizen in the Making appeared first on Newsroom | University of St. Thomas.

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09/13/23

In the News: Ernie Owens on Target’s Flexible Work Policy

Ernie Owens, management professor at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, recently spoke with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal about return-to-office mandates and Target’s decision to not force employees back in to its corporate offices. From the story: Major corporations across the U.S. are now requiring employees to return to their offices,… The post In the News: Ernie Owens on Target’s Flexible Work Policy 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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