About the Opus College of Business

More than Just Business as Usual

Christopher Puto, Ph. D, Dean

Welcome to the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Through our range of graduate, undergraduate and continuing education business programs, we seek to transform our students’ lives and careers while transforming the landscape of the business community.

The Opus College of Business is best known for its innovative MBA programs, each designed to fulfill the needs of a different student population. The Health Care UST MBA prepares those working in health care to lead in a complex industry. The Executive UST MBA develops leadership skills and decision-making abilities in seasoned business managers. The Evening UST MBA tailors a dynamic graduate business education to the real-life demands of working professionals. And the  Full-time UST MBA molds high-potential students into ethical business professionals capable of impacting their organizations and their communities.

Graduate business students can also develop expertise in key areas through specialized master’s programs in accountancy, business communication and real estate. For dedicated professionals interested in lifelong learning opportunities, the Opus College of Business provides non-degree and executive programs and courses designed to address key competencies and cutting-edge issues in the global marketplace. 

Our undergraduate degree combines elements of our traditional liberal arts core—a focus on the development of strong analytical and communications skills—with specialized business knowledge from one of several intensive concentrations. Students graduate prepared for a first job and for a career as a leader.

In all it does, we never forget our vision: to excel in educating highly principled global business leaders. In an era where business decisions impact more than the bottom line, doing the right thing becomes more than a slogan. It becomes the right thing to do.

Christopher Puto, Ph. D
Dean, University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business
Opus Distinguished Chair


Our Mission

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the Opus College of Business develops effective, principled business leaders who think globally, act ethically and create enduring value for society.


Awards and Recognition

U.S. News and World Report: Ranked St. Thomas in the second of four tiers in the national university-doctoral category. Prior to 2001, St. Thomas was ranked as a regional university and consistently placed in the top 10 of 124 Midwest universities.

Study Abroad Programs: Ranked No. 1 for the past two years nationally in master’s institutions category; students participate in 90 programs available in more than 40 countries.

Star Tribune: State’s largest private college or university. State’s 13th largest nonprofit organization. State’s second-largest nonprofit organization outside field of health care.