Our practitioner-led learning model makes our M.B.A. program unique.
Saint Mary's instructors are leaders in the field focused on empowering you as a business professional, providing real-world examples and helping you develop a professional network that will support you in your educational journey and beyond. Your experience at Saint Mary's will be tremendously rewarding personally and professionally. When you graduate, you'll be ready to tackle the new challenges that come with advancement and increased leadership responsibilities.
Students participate in either a local or international capstone opportunity that adds depth to their learning experience.
The M.B.A. curriculum at Saint Mary's gives you the option to select from one of four specialization tracks: Finance, Healthcare Administration, Human Resource Management, and Project Management. Students may also choose to pursue a master's without specialization and select courses of interest from each of these core areas.
Upon graduation, you'll be able to:
- Develop subject matter of relevance and substance
- Communicate with clarity and respect to any audience
- Work within legal and ethical frameworks of business
- Demonstrate honesty, fairness, and equity in decision-making
- Develop and assess strategic plans for the organization
- Exhibit pragmatic decision-making skills
- Apply evidence-based solutions using quantitative analysis and economic theory
- Contribute to your organization's success through a broad knowledge of business
- Make an impact as you lead organizational improvement
Recent M.B.A. grads have a lot to look forward to. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (gmac.com), the projected median base salary in the U.S. in 2017 was $110,000.1 Additionally, nearly 9 of 10 companies in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region planned to hire M.B.A. graduates that same year.1
An M.B.A. is often the preferred degree for professionals whose success is tied to understanding the needs of multiple stakeholders. These positions include:
- Chief Executive Officer:
$183,270 median annual salary2
- Management Analyst:
$82,450 median annual salary3
- Financial & Business Advisor:
$90,640 median annual salary4
- Data Analyst:
$83,878 median annual salary5
- Environmental Compliance Manager:
$93,364 median annual salary6
- Marketing Manager:
$129,380 median annual7
- Public Relations and Fundraising Manager:
$111,280 median annual salary8
1 Graduate Management Admission Council (2017, 20 June). Nearly 9 in 10 Companies Plan to Hire MBA Graduates in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.gmac.com/why-gmac/gmac-news/gmnews/2017/june-2017/companies-plan-to-hire-mba-graduates.aspx
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, 19 June). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm
3 Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, 14 June). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm
4 Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, 17 June). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm
5 Glassdoor (2019, 19 June). Data Analyst Salaries. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/data-analyst-salary-SRCH_KO0,12.htm
6 Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, 17 June). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/public-relations-managers.htm
7 Glassdoor (2019, 17 June). Social Media Manager Salaries. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/social-media-manager-salary-SRCH_KO0,20.htm
8 Glassdoor (2019, 17 June). Environmental Compliance Manager Salaries. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/environmental-compliance-manager-salary-SRCH_KO0,32.htm
Offered at our Twin Cities, and Rochester, this program is designed with working, adult learners in mind, with classes available evenings. We also offer an online accelerated program.
Students can choose from three curricular options: a customizable general management M.B.A. (39 credits), an M.B.A. with a specialization (45 credits), or an accelerated online M.B.A. (30 credits).
For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.
Applicants must submit:
Completed application form
Non-refundable application fee
Official transcripts posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree
Other relevant official transcripts documenting potential transfer credits
International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator
A reflective essay which includes a brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience, a description of the areas the applicant considers to be their strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities, and any personal information the applicant wishes to share
Two recommendations that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and/or academic ability
A current résumé listing educational background and work experience
Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam.
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- Start Date
- Fall Semester Term I
- Fall Semester Term II
- Spring Semester Term I
- Spring Semester Term II
- Summer Semester Term I
- Summer Semester Term II
- Fall Semester Term I
|Tuition:||$565 Per Credit|
The Saint Mary's Difference
The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.