The mission of the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas is to educate highly principled global business leaders who will be successful and will contribute to the well-being of society. It is this mission that motivates St. Thomas MBA graduates to go out and make a difference in the world of business.
In addition to mastering basic management skills and a broad knowledge of core subject areas, students in the full time MBA program will graduate with the ability to:
- Understand and analyze complex business and organizational issues or problems;
- Formulate creative and rational solutions to complex business and organizational issues or problems
- Work effectively in high performance teams
- Evaluate and understand the impact of technology on organizations;
- Communicate solutions effectively and listen carefully;
- Be proficient “users” and “specifiers” of technology; and
- Conduct research to assist in their problem -olving capabilities.
Students will also gain:
- A greater awareness of their own personal capabilities and potential;
- An appreciation of the ethical dimensions affecting organizations and individual behavior; and
- A better understanding of their role as business and organizational leaders in contributing to the greater well-being of the society in which they live and work, and a commitment to thinking strategically about how to best make that contribution.
The St. Thomas MBA Credo
As part of the St. Thomas MBA program you join a distinctive community. As a Catholic university, St. Thomas places emphasis on the dignity and worth of every person, the love of truth and a commitment to using one’s education to make the world a better place for everyone to live and work. Membership in this community carries with it high expectations regarding the ways in which each person acts. All members of the St. Thomas MBA community are expected to honor the following commitments in all their actions:
• A commitment to the highest standards of honesty and personal integrity – both inside and outside the classroom.
• A commitment to treat others in a respectful manner, regardless of differences such as race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
• A commitment to open discourse and free exchange of ideas.
• A commitment to exercise mutual care and responsibility in all relationships.
• A commitment to an active concern for the safety, security and well-being of each individual and a respect for individual, communal and university property.
• A commitment to being an “active learner,” striving to the best of one’s ability to acquire knowledge and skills to become an effective, responsible leader in a continually evolving global business community.