Welcome from Dean Bangs

Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies

A welcome message from the Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the School of Business and Professional Studies. Here you will find a comprehensive selection of programs at the baccalaureate degree, master’s degree, and certificate level. The School has built its curriculum on a strong foundation of liberal arts, academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, professional education, ethics and social responsibility. Our programs will fit your professional goals, as well as your schedules.

As a vital part of St. Catherine University, the School of Business and Professional Studies encompasses our signature career-oriented majors at the baccalaureate degree level, including:

  • Apparel Merchandising and Design
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Interior Design

In keeping with the vision of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the University’s baccalaureate programs remain for women only.

For those who want to further their education and advance their careers, our renowned graduate programs include:

Perhaps you want to advance your career but are not ready to take on a graduate program, you are just starting out and want to explore a particular field, or you already have an advanced degree and want to add to your portfolio. The School of Business and Professional Studies offers certificates in a variety of areas, including Sales, Education and Montessori, and Organizational Leadership.

St. Kate’s master’s and certificate programs are open to both women and men.

Every student at St. Catherine University is educated to lead and influence. They are intellectually curious, socially responsible, and leave our school practice-ready and ready to make an immediate impact in their fields and communities.

Our award winning faculty – for whom teaching and collaborative student research come first, are experts in their fields. They have formed numerous partnerships with the area’s top corporations, non-profits and schools; they work with you to find job placement opportunities, and are passionate about what they do.

Traditional-age college students, working adults and lifelong learners all can find a home at the School of Business and Professional Studies. I encourage you to explore our website and visit our campus to experience the extraordinary vitality of the School of Business and Professional Studies and see why St. Catherine University is the premier educator in the Twin Cities area.

Joann Bangs, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies