About the Opus College of Business
Built and opened in 2005, the state-of-the art Schulze Hall is the $22 million centerpiece of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, which is part of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business.
The building brings together the university's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as its research centers and institutes that provide entrepreneurship-related programs and services to the public.
The addition of Schulze Hall's 86,000 square feet gives St. Thomas a total of 494,000 square feet of downtown Minneapolis classroom and office space and represents an investment of $96.5 million in business education.
Schulze Hall is named for Richard M. Schulze, Best Buy Co. founder and chairman. Schulze is a longtime friend of the university and one of the nation's leading entrepreneurs.
Schulze Hall by Level
- First Level: Small Business Development Center, Norris Institute, 350 seat auditorium, tiered classroom.
- Second Level: Administrative offices, Food for Thought cafeteria.
- Third Level: Classrooms, Entrepreneurship Lab, computer lab, Practicing Entrepreneurs’ Offices.
- Fourth Level: Center for Family Enterprise, Master of Science in Accountancy, faculty offices, classrooms, Strategic Board of Governors boardroom.
Schulze Hall was designed to facilitate teaching, learning and innovation. The standard classroom is equipped with a 16:9 projection screen that will display two different program sources simultaneously. Each system includes a permanent computer, laptop computer input, a high resolution digital document camera, and a DVD-VCR combination player—all mounted in a custom-designed teaching station. To simplify operation, each room’s teaching station includes a media control touch panel screen.
A wireless network allows access to the internet from anywhere in the building.
Panoramic Building Tours
We've put together a sample of panoramic building tours so you can see some of the spaces available on our Minneapolis campus.