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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.

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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.

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 ›

Wetlands project gives high-tech hands-on training

Students interested in geographic information science at Saint Mary’s don’t need a global positioning system to direct them to valuable, hands-on experiences in their field. For years, the university’s GeoSpatial Services has been providing professionally mentored field experiences to students. The organization—which provides natural resource assessment, geographic analysis, and high-tech digital mapping services—works with both […] Read more ›
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota students help inventory Minnesota wetlands

GeoSpatial Services staff and students to inventory Minnesota wetlands

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has signed an $880,000 agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to help inventory wetlands in the state’s Northwest region. This is the largest single project awarded to the university’s GeoSpatial Services (GSS), a project center that integrates professional services and academic apprenticeships in the areas of natural resource […] Read more ›
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers 4+1 BA/MBA program

Saint Mary’s launches new M.B.A. program for undergraduate students

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota undergraduate students now have the opportunity to earn their Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with only one additional year of school. The new program is designed for all students, regardless of major. Students will take up to nine credits of graduate courses in the senior year of their bachelor’s degree […] Read more ›



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