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Program at a Glance

Our curriculum maintains the breadth of study you expect in an MBA program, while allowing flexibility to complete the degree in 16 months.

To focus more deeply on a functional area within business, you can earn a graduate certificate within a specific area of study. 

Degree Earned

Master of Business Administration 

Distinguishing Characteristics
  • A 16-month degree developed in partnership with Twin Cities employers
  • Flexibility to extend the program an additional semester to a 21-month format
  • Option to obtain a graduate certificate or use elective courses to customize your degree
  • Core courses embedded with team-based learning, practical projects and experiential opportunities
  • Learn global business principles, on campus and abroad
  • Develop industry-preferred skills through our communications, leadership and ethics labs
  • Option to earn income starting with summer internship and continuing through end of program
  • Access one-on-one career coaching 
Student Profile 
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.2
  • Average GMAT score: 561
  • Average years of work experience: 5
  • Men: 56%
  • Women:44%
  • Average age: 28
  • Domestic diversity: 22%
  • International Students: 19%
  • Scholarship Recipients: over 90%
Admissions Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • Application form and essays
  • 2 years' work experience preferred
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Official GMAT or GRE score report

The Full-time Flex MBA can be completed in as few as 16 months…but you still have access to St. Thomas MBA courses after graduation.

With our new MBA+ program you can take up to 12 additional graduate-level credits within 36 months following your graduation at no additional charge. MBA+ courses are ideal for you if:

  • You begin a new job and discover you want more in-depth learning in a specific functional area
  • Your job responsibilities grow and a short course in a specific topic prepares you for your new role
  • You’re a lifelong learner wishing to continue your St. Thomas education


Program Schedule Curriculum

A compact yet comprehensive full-time program to earn your accredited MBA in as little as 16 months.

Minimum of 19 courses in an intensive, tightly woven curriculum of active, project-based learning.

  • Core curriculum in the first year.
  • Summer internships to gain valuable real-world experience.
  • Global course or study abroad experience in J-term.
  • Elective courses to further customize your degree to your career goals
  • 11 required core courses
  • 4 - 8 elective courses
  • 3 lab courses
  • 1 global course
  • An additional 12 credits to use within 36 months post-graduation to pursue elective courses or a graduate certificate
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