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The Opus College of Business at University of St. Thomas

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 15
Application deadline (international students) April 15
Application fee $60

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 89.2% - High
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.20 - Low
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.7-3.7
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 34
Average GMAT score 581 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 500-680
Students with prior work experience 35
Average work experience (months) 47

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 99.3%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.20
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.6-3.7
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 111
Average GMAT score 531
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 420-640
Students with prior work experience 116
Average work experience (months) 84

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Majors N/A
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The admissions committee carefully reviews an applicant's entire application package and makes its decision based on the applicant's GPA , undergraduate institution, GMAT score, level of professional experience, recommendation letters, writing skills, motivation and leadership potential (as assessed in the essays) and interpersonal skills (as assessed in an interview).
Executive program
We evaluate a candidate's demonstrated and potential management abilities through management profiles and a professional resume. A candidate must demonstrate academic achievement and hold a U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent. An online application is completed which includes four essays highlighting the candidate???s management experiences. An in-person interview completes the process.
Part-time program
The admissions committee carefully reviews an applicant's entire application package and makes its decision based on the applicant's GPA, undergraduate performance, GMAT score, level of professional experience, recommendation letters, intellectual skills to succeed, and motivation and leadership potential as assessed in the essays and communication skills as assessed in an interview.
Part-time distance learning program
Candidates are evaluated on their level and relevance of work experience; academic preparedness as evidenced by previous academic performance, letters of recommendation, work experience that demands the application of business principles in an on-the-job setting, and may include the GMAT test (optional); and program fit, which is evaluated through the application essays and admissions interview.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Dustin Cornwell
Full-time program phone (651) 962-8800
Full-time program E-mail ustmba@stthomas.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​stthomas.​edu/​fulltimemba
Executive program phone (651) 962-4230
Executive program E-mail execmba@stthomas.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​stthomas.​edu/​execmba
Part-time program phone (651) 962-4200
Part-time program E-mail eveningmba@stthomas.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​stthomas.​edu/​eveningmba
Part-time distance learning program phone (651) 962-4135
Part-time distance learning program E-mail medmba@stthomas.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​stthomas.​edu/​healthcaremba
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

Departments/concentrations
accounting manufacturing and technology management
entrepreneurship marketing
finance management information systems
general management not-for-profit management
health care administration production/operations management
human resources management real estate
international business supply chain management/logistics
leadership
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time distance learning, part-time other, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, Software Management/Engineering

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Our core curriculum is a package of tightly woven business concepts, not stand-alone classes. Elective courses in the second year prepare students for their chosen careers. In the final semester, students run businesses under a sophisticated, computer-based simulation in their capstone class that challenges them to use all of the business skills they have developed during the 21-month program.
Executive program
Our curriculum focuses on business acumen, leadership development, critical thinking and the global nature of business. Learning takes place not only in the classroom, but during an international residency program and through special group projects that address the current business needs of local community organizations.
Part-time program
Our curriculum consists of 17 three-credit courses: ten required core subjects covering key business disciplines, six electives that students to focus on their individual business interests and a capstone course for synthesis. Students may choose to build a specific elective track focused on a certain career area or function, or may choose elective courses from a variety of disciplines.
Part-time distance learning program
The UST MBA curriculum has 4 assurance of learning goals: business acumen, leadership development, critical thinking and ethical decision making. Integrating the unique issues and challenges of health care into every course provides the relevance and context for Health Care UST MBA students to put the skills to work immediately in their organizations
 

Business School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#200 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Acceptance rate 89.2% - High
Average starting salary and bonus $60,657 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.20 - Low
Average GMAT score 581 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 46.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 75.9% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 90
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,037

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 90
Minority students 17.8%
International students 12.2%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 947
Minority students 15.4%
International students 2.6%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Chad Nosbusch
Financial aid phone (651) 962-6550

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $28,000 per year
Part-time: $885 per credit
Required fees $14 per credit
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $14,658
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of St. Thomas has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 62
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 58
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 46.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 75.9% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 39
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $60,215
High base salary $115,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $30,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $60,225
High base salary: U.S citizen $115,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $31,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $52,560
High base salary: Foreign nationals $91,800

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 5
Low signing bonus $1,500
Average signing bonus $3,450
High signing bonus $5,250

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $3,450
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $5,250

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 13
Low other compensation $2,300
Average other compensation $8,630
High other compensation $20,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,300
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $8,630
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $20,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $12,500
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $12,500
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $12,500

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 19
Marketing/sales low salary $30,000
Marketing/sales average salary $60,884
Marketing/sales high salary $115,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 6
Operations/production low salary $37,440
Operations/production average salary $61,240
Operations/production high salary $75,000
Number reporting general management jobs 3
General management low salary $47,000
General management average salary $67,330
General management high salary $80,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 11
Finance/accounting low salary $30,000
Finance/accounting average salary $53,902
Finance/accounting high salary $85,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 0
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 0
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1
Manufacturing low salary $67,000
Manufacturing average salary $67,000
Manufacturing high salary $67,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 2
Non-profit low salary $43,000
Non-profit average salary $59,000
Non-profit high salary $75,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 0
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 0
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 38
Midwest low salary $30,000
Midwest average salary $60,215
Midwest high salary $115,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 0
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary $31,000
International average salary $31,000
International high salary $31,000
 


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