Graduate College | School of Business

Business Administration (MBA)

From comprehensive business, management, and marketing theory, to practical techniques for effective leadership and team building, St. Kate's Master of Business Administration (MBA) on our St. Paul campus prepares you to take the next step forward in your career.

Gain the skills you need to deliver on the bottom line. Advance as a manager and leader. Move your career forward and make a difference. Get the education you need to succeed and pursue your passion. Change your life, and make a real impact with St. Catherine's master's degree in Business Administration.

Program Details

  • Format: Evening and weekend classes
  • Location: St. Paul campus
  • Credits: 42
  • Completion time: 27 months

What can I do with an MBA?

Our students develop hands-on skills to deliver lasting value for their employers and achieve long-term career success. MBA graduates combine professional excellence with the innovative thinking needed to create a better world for their businesses, clients and communities. Choose your concentration: healthcare, integrated marketing communications, or management.

Solid business acumen and practice-ready management skills. Creative and innovate thinking, and the confidence to carry it forward. A focus on global justice and responsibility. Delivering on the bottom line for sustainable, long-term growth for people, planet and profits. These are just some of the skills you’ll add to your portfolio by pursuing our General Management concentration.

The healthcare sector is one of the most dynamic and complex parts of our economy. Demand is high for managers with the business acumen needed to steer healthcare organizations through rapidly changing times and deliver patient care efficiently and effectively. With our Healthcare Management concentration, you’ll graduate with the skill set you need to advance in healthcare management.

Businesses need professionals who understand how to integrate a variety of marketing tools — from traditional media to social networks — to tell their stories, build their brands and engage their audiences. With our Integrated Marketing Communications concentration, you’ll be prepared to work in marketing communications, public relations, advertising, marketing management and related functions in businesses and other organizations, in agency settings or as independent consultants. A certificate is also available.

A dual-degree option with St. Catherine's MBA and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs is available for bachelor's-prepared nurses.

How will I study?

The 42-credit Master's in Business Administration can be completed in 27 months. You’ll take one concentrated course at a time. Each course meets just one evening per week on our St. Paul, MN campus, with online interaction between face-to-face sessions. You’ll proceed through the program with a close-knit group of fellow students who will support you on your path to graduation.

Our students are positive agents of change, well prepared to confidently lead and influence. The themes of innovation, social responsibility, global perspective and practice-ready are woven throughout the curriculum through case studies, guest lectures and course work.

Our graduates are leaders with strong ethical reasoning, critical and creative thinking and a clear, confident voice. You will learn to effectively manage diverse cultures and teams, as well as utilize strategic decision-making and problem-solving skills to facilitate growth, so you can make an impact at every level of your organization.

Why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning.

The Master of Business Administration program is offered within the Graduate College through the School of Business.

Tuition and Financial Aid

For the 2019-20 academic year, the tuition rate for the 42-credit MBA program is $942 per credit. Tuition rates are subject to change each June 1. Additional costs for the program will include fees for student services and technology, books, etc.

Many graduate students are eligible for financial aid, usually in the form of student loans. Another potential source of funding is tuition benefits from current employers.

Scholarship Opportunities

St. Catherine offers scholarship support for new students entering the MBA program. Apply to start in F’19 or Sp’20 to be considered for up to $10,000 in scholarship funding:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Alumni
  • Diversity
  • Leadership

Scholarship funding is limited – priority consideration is given to individuals who complete the application process by the Fall/Spring application deadlines.

In addition, St. Catherine MBA students employed by one of our corporate partners may be eligible to receive a special corporate partner scholarship, reducing tuition costs by 10%.

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MBA Degree Requirements

MBA Degree Requirements

The MBA degree includes courses and experiences to build your professional competencies.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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