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Acquire a Well-Rounded Business Perspective

Mini MBA Program

Gain a solid foundation in business and leadership strategy. Learn highly applicable, practical skills you can put to work right away.

In the St. Thomas Mini MBA Program, you’ll learn how to be a more effective leader and make more informed, strategic business decisions. Prepare to tackle common challenges at work, including how to:

  • Optimize strategic planning goals
  • Make sound, ethical business decisions
  • Lead effectively and motivate while managing
  • Stay current with the changing legal and social environments in business
  • Manage shifting global business initiatives
  • Understand managerial responsibilities as they relate to the entire business enterprise

Small class sizes foster a collaborative learning environment and help you build your network of other business leaders. Sessions are held on our convenient downtown Minneapolis campus, and parking is available within one block. There are no prerequisites for this program.

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Contact Emily Flo and she can help you determine if this program is the right fit for you, and answer any questions you have.


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Is This Program Right For You?

Our Mini MBA Program is ideal for professionals wanting to change or advance their careers, or gain a better understanding of each area in the business ecosystem.

Common program participant job titles include:

  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • General Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • IT Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Program Analyst
  • Engineering Manager
  • IT Manager

Benefits of This Program

Gain a Well-rounded Perspective.

This program is taught by industry professionals with real-world experience. We balance classroom theory with actual applications, to give you the most holistic education.

Gain Real-world Skills you Can Use on Monday Morning.

Our goal is for you to leave every session with tools you can use at work right away, to influence and strengthen your team.

Practice your New Skills in Class.

Compete with other teams in a business simulation, making decisions and analyzing their real-world effects on a company. Sharpen your new skills in this simulation, so you’re better prepared to apply them in your workplace.

Become More Versatile and Resilient.

Whether you own a business or work for one, the knowledge and tools you gain here will prepare you to handle any business challenge.

Build a New Network of Professional Peers.

Turn to these professionals for support and advice long after the program ends.


The Mini MBA Program emphasizes the skills that you need to stay competitive in the business world, by understanding how each area of the business impacts the overall health of the organization. Explore areas including:

  • Economics: markets, organizations and management strategies
  • Finance and accounting for management decision making
  • Business acumen
  • Business ethics
  • Marketing management
  • Operations management
  • International business
  • Organizational behavior
  • Strategic management
  • Leadership practices
  • Legal and social environments of business
  • Lean Six Sigma quality management
  • Human resource management
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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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