Executive Education

Executive Education

Learning to Outperform Expectations

UST Executive Education leverages the university’s 50-year tradition of excellence in business education to deliver rigorous and relevant interdisciplinary programs that help managers and directors continue to outperform expectations.

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Applicable Knowledge for Current and Emerging Leaders – Our programs combine theory and research with practical application. This approach ensures that participants are well prepared to bring fresh knowledge, keen insights, and leadership strength to their organizations.

Dynamic Curriculum – Each program is custom-crafted based on current market conditions, business trends, and industry needs. In addition, UST Executive Education faculty take the time to update and refresh content, simulations, case studies, and topics every time a program is offered.

Supportive Learning Atmosphere – Participants in UST Executive Education form a tight-knit network of peers who encourage, support, and challenge each other long after the program ends.

Accomplished Instructors – Our programs bring together the right interdisciplinary mix of credentialed faculty, thought leaders, and accomplished practitioners for each program. Every instructor is an expert at increasing the knowledge base, critical thinking skills, and leadership capacity of high-performing adult learners.

Ethically Centered – The University of St. Thomas has world-class ethics faculty. Our programs draw on their expertise by integrating business ethics into every program. As a result, participants are prepared to act according to their principles when confronted with ethical challenges.

Recent graduates tell us they return to the workplace:

  • Well prepared to improve business results
  • Motivated to inspire and lead others
  • More excited about their job and their organization

Leadership Programs

  • Next Generation Leadership Series prepares the new Millennial manager to succeed during this time of pervasive ambiguity and frenetic change in the global marketplace.
  • Innovation Leadership focuses on a set of tools and frameworks for driving innovation within organizations. It engages talented minds in entrepreneurial, innovative thinking and allows participants to examine their business from a variety of new perspectives in order to establish a competitive edge and fuel new industries, markets, products, and services.
  • Institute for Executive Director Leadership helps nonprofit executives to learn and grow with an impressive support system of peers, executive coaches, and community and educational leaders.

Health Care Programs

  • Chiropractic Leadership Institute Find new ways of leading chiropractic organizations, mobilize resources, produce desired results, and improve health care delivery.
  • Physician Leadership College is designed for physicians who have had significant leadership experience and who anticipate an increasing interest and commitment within their organizations.
  • UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care gives health care leaders a deeper understanding of implementation models for health care reform, exposure to cutting-edge trends and forecasts for the future of the industry and insights into what other organizations are doing.

Business Acumen Programs

  • UST Social Entrepreneurship Symposium facilitates participants in analyzing various hybrid social benefit models and investigating innovative ideas for forging their own social benefit partnerships.

“We physicians seem to always be “too busy” to do anything that adds to one already heavy workload of patient care and administrative duties. The life-altering (truly!) experiences through the Physician Leadership College made it worth every minute. I’m sad to see it end. Like a great movie you see many times over, it would be great to go through PLC over and over again just to pick up missed nuances and keep the creative juices flowing. The things I learned about myself edged in to all my roles in life – physician, but also husband, father, administrator, friend, etc. Priceless!”

Jason J. Reed, M.D.
Secretary of Medical Staff
Specialists In Internal Medicine, PA /
Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Allina)