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Real-World Skills for Business Leaders

The Graduate School of Business and Technology at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is dedicated to graduating creative business and technology leaders who have a sophisticated and ethical global view.

Faculty are not only scholars but also skilled practitioners. Master’s degrees, the Doctorate in Business Administration, and graduate certificates are offered. Programs are offered at Saint Mary’s Twin Cities Campus, Rochester Center, and other locations, as well as online.

The Saint Mary's Experience

Whether you’re looking for a doctorate, M.B.A., or bachelor's degree, most students choose us for very practical reasons. But once they enroll and attend, they experience a transformation and a supportive community that values their experience and perspective. It’s an education that empowers. We’ll be there as the goals you initially set are met, and we’ll help you work toward ones you never even imagined.

Listening is the key to communicating

By Kassondra Burtis ’12 When Leslie Shore M’00 was doing her thesis research, there’s one thing she realized we can all do better—listen. “Communication is the key not just to success, but to any kind of relationship,” Shore said. “Listening is at the foundation of that.” Shore had discovered that in all of the books […] Read more ›

New online master’s in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics announced

MINNEAPOLIS – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is launching a new online master’s degree in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. Offered fully online and starting this January, the program is designed to provide the business intelligence, big-data analytics, and presentation skills needed in various industries now, and into the future. Created with full-time working adults […] Read more ›

New online master’s in Public Administration announced

MINNEAPOLIS – Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is launching a new online master’s degree in Public Administration. Offered fully online and starting this January, the program is designed to prepare effective and ethical leaders who can manage for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental agencies. Through Interaction and collaboration, the coursework provides three crucial competencies for public service and nonprofit leaders: managerial […] Read more ›

Pray named executive director of Philanthropy and Development Program at Saint Mary’s University

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has appointed an alumnus of its Philanthropy and Development program—Cheryl Pray—as its executive director. Pray joined the university on Monday, July 10. Pray brings to this position more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy and nonprofit management, including leadership positions with numerous prominent organizations. She has served […] Read more ›

Hussein dreams of justice in Ethiopia, everywhere

As Kassim Abbanesha Hussein crosses the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota commencement stage on Saturday, June 3 to receive a Doctor of Business Administration diploma, part of his heart will remain in Oromia, Ethiopia. Hussein fled his homeland 26 years ago—leaving behind an unspeakable level of danger and heartbreak. At the tender age of 12, […] Read more ›

What is Your Leadership Story?

By George Diaz Yes, you are a leader. Leadership is not about a title or position, it is about leading one or more individuals to a common goal. We are all leaders in our own way. Now, tell me, what is your leadership story? Defined as a recollection of unique lived experiences, your personal leadership […] Read more ›

Friendship forged beyond graduation

By Chloe Morrison ’17 At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, “it’s who knows you” is more than just a slogan. The personable and approachable faculty and staff, along with the tight-knit campus, bring the words to life every day. At first glance, Agnieska “Aga” Kadej ’10, M’12 and Dr. Matt Nowakowski, D’10, don’t have much […] Read more ›

Harteau named one of world’s greatest leaders

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota alumna Janeé Harteau ’03, M’06 is a proven leader in her profession, the community, the classroom. And, now—in a recent listing by Fortune magazine—the Minneapolis police chief has been named one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders. Ranked at No. 22, Chief Harteau is listed alongside former Vice President Joe […] Read more ›

Pairing degrees in business and biology

Katie (Leisen) Spring ’15 knows it’s all about finding ways to set yourself apart. As an undergraduate biology student, Spring applied for a summer undergraduate research opportunity, which enabled her to work at Mayo Clinic. That foot in the door led to another. She inquired with a doctor at the Mayo Clinic about volunteering in […] Read more ›

Today’s leaders preparing tomorrow’s leaders

When Boubacar Kanneh enrolled in a master’s degree program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, he never imagined that he would graduate with a job offer from the United Nations—but his professors prepared and inspired him to do just that. As a contracts management officer in Sudan, Kanneh is responsible for multiple projects, including the […] Read more ›



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