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Creating Tomorrow's Leaders

Management Department

We prepare St. Thomas management students to meet the challenges of a fast-paced, global business climate in a variety of work environments.

Developing Real-Word Management and Organizational Skills

The Management Department at St. Thomas offers a broad range of courses designed to develop and enhance your technical, analytical, conceptual and relationship skills. With a curriculum that emphasizes practical application of organizational behavior, leading and managing, we develop and hone students' professional and executive skills.

All our faculty members have extensive business backgrounds and some continue to consult. Students can trust that their instructors are up-to-date on the most current and forward-thinking theories and practices in management.

Whether enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, management students at St. Thomas will acquire the concepts and tools needed to establish an organization’s long-term vision and goals, as well as oversee and improve its daily routines. People with these skills are universally valued, regardless of the industry they work in.

Learn more about our management programs, resources and faculty. Have questions? Please contact us.

Undergraduate Students: (651) 962-5544
Graduate Students: (651) 962-4200

Contact

Chad Brinsfield

Department Chair
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Phone Number
(651) 962-4151

Management Department Offerings

  • Academic Programs
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Career Placement
  • Academic Programs

    The Management Department provides comprehensive, quality graduate and undergraduate programs to help students become effective organizational leaders.

    Explore Management Degrees and Concentrations

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    Internship Opportunities

    We encourage management students to explore internship opportunities in the Twin Cities area. Work with the Career Development Center to find internship positions with major corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and government organizations.

    Career Placement

    According to the 2017 First Destination survey, 93% of Management students were employed within four months of graduation. These graduates are working at a range of companies including Aflac, Ecolab, Marriott, Optum, State Farm, Target, US Bank, United Health Group and Wells Fargo. Job titles include benefits consultant, HR generalist, sales analyst, events coordinator, project manager, business analyst, recruiter, business development representative, business systems consultant and sales coordinator. Learn about career opportunities and get support from faculty mentors, student clubs and guest speakers.

    Academic Programs

    The Management Department provides comprehensive, quality graduate and undergraduate programs to help students become effective organizational leaders.

    Explore Management Degrees and Concentrations

    Undergraduate concentrations:

    Graduate programs: 

    Internship Opportunities

    We encourage management students to explore internship opportunities in the Twin Cities area. Work with the Career Development Center to find internship positions with major corporations, small businesses, nonprofits and government organizations.

    Career Placement

    According to the 2017 First Destination survey, 93% of Management students were employed within four months of graduation. These graduates are working at a range of companies including Aflac, Ecolab, Marriott, Optum, State Farm, Target, US Bank, United Health Group and Wells Fargo. Job titles include benefits consultant, HR generalist, sales analyst, events coordinator, project manager, business analyst, recruiter, business development representative, business systems consultant and sales coordinator. Learn about career opportunities and get support from faculty mentors, student clubs and guest speakers.

    Featured Management Faculty

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    Mary Maloney, PhD

    Associate Professor, Management

    Mary Maloney is a three-time finalist for the Julie Hays Teaching Award and has taught custom Executive Education programs for 3M, Deluxe, Lawson, Polaris and US Bank. Her research focuses on the intra-organizational challenges of managing globally dispersed organizations. She has published articles in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Small Group Research and Management International Review.

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    Peter Young, PhD

    Professor, Management

    Peter C. Young holds the 3M Endowed Chair in International Business, a position that is responsible for global business education initiatives at the Opus College of Business. He has years of experience teaching abroad, and has written extensively about risk management, including an influential risk management textbook: Risk Management and Insurance (McGraw-Hill, coauthored with Michael Smith).

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    Liz Welsh, PhD

    Associate Professor, Management

    Before earning her PhD and joining the St. Thomas faculty, Liz Welsh worked across industry and functional areas, serving as vice president of organizational development at InstallShield Software Corp., strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., program manager at Microsoft and financial analyst at First Boston. Given this background, she chooses research projects that either address questions that leaders need answers to, or tries to make research more relevant for leaders.

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    Management Faculty

    Part-Time/Adjunct Faculty

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    Management Clubs

    St. Thomas students often participate in clubs to enhance their learning experience. Management students can be found in the LEAD Club (Leaders Engaging in Active Development) and the St. Thomas chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Students involved in these clubs help bring in local professionals and industry experts to talk about their business and network with students.

    Learn more about these dynamic, student-run organizations.

    Clubs and Organizations