Degrees & Programs
Opus College of Business graduate students enjoy a host of dedicated resources necessary to succeed, including technology relevant to today’s ever-advancing business environment.
State-of-the-art computer labs offer extensive software and database resources for our students. Students are provided with on-campus Internet access. A media center also is available for the production of video and audio materials. New library databases and e-resources are added every year.
The Charles J. Keffer Library on the Minneapolis campus is the center of intellectual life, with its extensive collection of print, microform, audio-visual and electronic resources. In addition, the library has a comprehensive business research center specifically designed to meet the needs of our students. Experienced librarians are dedicated to meeting the informational needs of UST MBA, MSA, MSRE and MBC students and faculty.
Additional learning resources include:
All Opus College of Business graduate classrooms feature auditorium seating and are connected to Internet, video and audio feeds, which contribute to an interactive and dynamic learning environment. Schulze Hall, home to most of our graduate programs, also contains state-of-the-art classrooms with wireless capabilities, a 350-seat auditorium, and experiential learning laboratories.
Professional Development Programs
The Center for Business Excellence at the Opus College of Business provides more than 150 professional development programs in Leadership & Management, General Business, Operations, Ethics, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing, and Business Communication. Included in the finance program are several programs specifically geared towards the real estate industry. For more information about these programs, please visit www.stthomas.edu/execed.
Visiting Distinguished Speakers
Business leaders and scholars are frequently invited to address the St. Thomas community. You are encouraged to attend these events and learn from these exceptionally knowledgeable and successful speakers. Recent speakers include Thomas Friedman, Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Aaron Brown.
International Study Opportunities
An international internship or study abroad can provide the opportunity you need to learn more about a country’s business culture and gain professional experience. St. Thomas has partnerships with many institutions around the world, including universities located in China, Costa Rica, Egypt, France, Germany and Japan. Your academic adviser will help you plan a program that matches your goals and builds toward your degree. Short-term study abroad opportunities also are available throughout the academic year.
The Aristotle Fund is an investment fund managed by graduate students at the University of St. Thomas. This year-long intensive elective gives Full-time and Evening UST MBA students practical experience in individual stock valuation and portfolio management. Student managers have access to a trading room on campus where they meet to do research and discuss strategy.
Campus Shuttle Service
All University of St. Thomas students enrolled in a program have access to the excellent resources on both our St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. By riding the UST Shuttle Bus Service, each campus is only a 15-minute free shuttle ride away. A UST Student ID is required to board.