School of Business and Professional Studies

Preparing you to take action in our always-changing, globally connected world.


    We emphasize leadership, communication and career development.

    The School of Business and Professional Studies offers fields of study that emphasize leadership, communication and career development. Career-oriented learning opportunities are available to all types of college students, including:

    • Traditional undergraduate students
    • Adult students
    • Graduate students
    • Professional men or women seeking a certificate or other continuing education

  • Business, Government and Non-profit Career Focus for Undergraduates

    Gain practical business skills in the context of a liberal arts education.

    Choose a major or minor that gives you a “how to” ability while also getting a liberal arts education that helps you understand scientific, economic, cultural, global and historical contexts. Your education will prepare you to lead effectively, communicate clearly and reason rigorously. If you have your eye on future employment, you’ll like knowing that more than 60 companies visit our campus to meet students and recruit potential interns and employees.


    Discover transformative learning practices and become an effective and ethical leader.

    Prepare for your teaching licensure with a bachelor’s degree or advance your teaching skills with a Master’s of Arts in Education degree. The education degree programs at St. Kate’s integrate practical course work and hands-on fieldwork to prepare you as an effective teacher and respected leader.

    At St. Kate’s, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative (TC2), a collaboration of six private colleges and universities that want to establish a new paradigm for teaching and learning. Learn more about TC2.

    St. Kate’s requires all elementary education majors to complete a three-course STEM certificate, making St. Kate’s the first institution of higher education in the country to ensure that teacher candidates demonstrate competence in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. Learn more by visiting the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University.


    Become an effective, ethical and enduring leader with multidisciplinary skills.

    If you are an adult balancing your graduate education with work, family and other commitments, our master’s degrees in business administration (MBA), management (MSM), and organizational leadership (MAOL) are flexible and convenient — combining online instruction with classroom experiences.


    Ensure access to information for all people in our rapidly changing information society.

    Become a library and information specialist ready to lead and influence our rapidly changing information society. You’ll graduate as a trained specialist ready to advocate for real-world change and identify opportunities for improving information penetration and conservation. Equally valuable will be the meaningful relationships you build with fellow students and in the information science field.