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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn your MBA in 12 months.

Jump-start your career faster with an MBA from St. Kate's.

Make an impact.

The women-centered MBA program at St. Catherine University provides you with the practical skills, ethical perspective, and hands-on experience you need to make an impact in your work— agile project management, corporate finance, design thinking, customer insights and strategy, and more.

We’ve cultivated a uniquely collaborative and welcoming environment that offers you a chance to express your ideas and practice business strategies without the traditional power dynamic of typical MBA settings. The online format is flexible enough to allow you to continue working while earning your degree. We also offer an accelerated MBA program where you can earn your degree in as little as 12 months.

The online MBA program at St. Catherine University will help you:

  • Develop strategies for long term growth
  • Uncover insights to improve business performance
  • Understand how to use data and analytics to drive decision making
  • Examine business practices to improve efficiency
  • Examine how the macro business climate affects organizational operations
  • Understand the role innovation plays in business success

How fast can you make a difference?  Two-thirds of our students changed jobs or received a promotion while enrolled in the MBA program. 

Students with a business degree more than 10 years old, or a degree in an area other than business, will complete a 3-credit, one-week, intensive Business Bootcamp prior to starting the MBA to learn the basics and get off to a fast start.

Students of all genders are welcome in the program.

Cost & Time

Cost per credit: $810 (2022-23 rates)

Credits required: 33-36 (Bootcamp)

Time to completion: 12 or 18 months

Start: Fall or Spring

MBA Program Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Learn more and see outcomes here.

 

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Plan of Study

Below are sample plans of study. For course descriptions and other details, consult the University catalog.

  • Fall-1st half
    MBA 6000: Management Essentials* (Business Bootcamp) (3cr)
    MBA 6100: Personal and Team Leadership (3cr)
    MBA 6150: Managing Innovative Talent and Teams (1cr)
    MBA 6202: Financial Accounting for Managers (2cr)

  • Fall-2nd half
    MBA 6300: Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (3cr)
    MBA 6400: Strategic Marketing: Building Value and Brand (3cr)

  • Spring-1st half
    MBA 6900: Behavioral Economics and Decision Making (3cr)
    MBA 7200: Corporate Finance: Funding Innovation and Creating Value (3cr)

  • Spring-2nd half
    MBA:7150: Operations and Supply Chain Management (3cr)
    MBA 7660: Business Intelligence (3cr)
  • Summer-1st half
    MBA 7450: Agile Project Management (3cr)
    MBA 7350: Customer Insights and Strategy (2cr)

  • Summer-2nd half
    MBA 7050: Design Thinking for Innovation (1cr)
    MBA 8200: Strategic Management Capstone (3cr)

 

Year 1

  • Fall-1st half
    MBA 6000: Management Essentials* (Business Bootcamp) (3cr)
    MBA 6100: Personal and Team Leadership (3cr)
  • Fall-2nd half
    MBA 6400: Strategic Marketing: Building Value and Brand (3cr)

  • Spring-1st half
    MBA 6150: Managing Innovative Talent and Team (1cr)
    MBA 6202: Financial Accounting for Managers (2cr)
  • Spring-2nd half
    MBA 6900: Behavioral Economics and Decision Making (3cr)
    MBA 6300: Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (3cr)

  • Summer-1st half
    MBA 7660: Business Intelligence (3cr)
    MBA 7200: Corporate Finance: Funding Innovation and Creating Value (3cr)
  • Summer-2nd half
    MBA 7150: Operations and Supply Chain Management (3cr)

Year 2

  • Fall-1st half
    MBA 7450: Agile Project Management (3cr)
    MBA 7350: Customer Insights and Strategy (2cr)
  • Fall-2nd half
    MBA 7050: Design Thinking for Innovation (1cr)
    MBA 8200: Strategic Management Capstone (3cr)

 

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True Stories

Elina

I was thrilled when I learned I could major in Fashion Merchandising at St. Kate's through the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) program. Even though I was a St. Thomas student, St. Kate's welcomed me into their community. My fashion merchandising classes were demanding yet interactive and enjoyable. I still have my binder of textile swatches and some textbooks saved from my fashion classes. I've held a few roles at Target, but my current role is as an analyst under the Financial Retail Services pyramid.

After starting my most recent position, I decided to pursue my MBA. My undergraduate experiences at St. Kate's were so positive. I knew I needed to become a Katie one more time if I wanted the same challenging, practical, and well-rounded education.

My advice to other Katies is to understand the fundamentals of the type of work you enjoy doing or what you want from your career. Then be open to pursuing roles that allow you to keep growing your experiences and building your resume around those fundamentals. Do that, plus network, and eventually, you will get precisely where you want to be.

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