Frequently Asked Questions

Your needs are individualized, so it makes sense that your questions are, too. 

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Our admissions team is ready to answer your questions and can be reached at (651) 962-4135 or medmba@stthomas.edu. But if your questions need answers now, here are some quick answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Is the Health Care UST MBA program accredited?

The Opus College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Health Care UST MBA program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). It is the only MBA program in the region accredited by CAHME, and one of 14 nationally with this dual accreditation.

How often do I come to campus?

Each September, November, March and May you'll attend a three-day on-campus session which provides concentrated, face-to-face time with faculty and cohort colleagues. On-campus sessions begin Thursday morning and end Saturday in the late afternoon.

What is the time commitment for the online component of a class?

The amount of time spent each week on coursework varies greatly. Students can choose to allocate their time however they wish within the confines of the course assignments. The time of day and how long you work at one time is flexible and up to you. Students report, on average, spending 10-20 hours per week on combined coursework. 

What organizations do your students come from?

Recent cohorts include individuals from HealthPartners, Fairview, United Health Group, Allina, UCare, Park Nicollet, HCMC, DeCare Dental, Medtronic, Hazelden Foundation, Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of MN, St. Jude Medical, CentraCare, Merck, Carle Clinic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Essentia Health, Marshfield Clinic, Sanford Health System, Sanofi-Aventis, Mayo Health System, State of Minnesota and numerous others.

Is there financial aid available?

Most students use financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford and Graduate Plus loans. Private bank loans or home equity loans are also options. To begin the loan process, complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) found under "Applying for Financial Aid" at the UST web page for graduate financial aid. Detailed information about these loans can be found under the "Loan Information" tab on that page.

To contact a financial aid counselor, call (651) 962-6550 or send an email to financialaid@stthomas.edu.

Are there scholarships available?

The program offers two scholarships annually: the Fritz Wenzel Scholarship and the Foley Scholarship for Nurses. It is also appropriate to check with your employer about tuition reimbursement benefit policies.

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How do I apply?

Admission to the Health Care UST MBA program is an individualized process. We determine whether there is a good fit in terms of the applicant's potential to apply the curriculum to meet her or his professional goals and the applicant's perceived ability to contribute to the collaborative learning environment of the Health Care UST MBA classroom.

Early applications are encouraged.

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