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Change Happens, Be Ready With An MBA

Companies change and so do careers. Is it time to make a change to upgrade your resume?
Achieving your graduate education and career goals is more attainable than ever. Learn more today, CSS.EDU/MBA

Achieving your graduate education and career goals is more attainable than ever. Learn more today, CSS.EDU/MBA

The College of St. Scholastica offers an MBA in Leadership and Change that is a unique graduate program that prepares professionals to lead strategic change in their organizations and communities. We help you develop their critical thinking, cultural competency, and ethical decision-making abilities. The MBA is a classroom experience in Duluth or St. Paul and offers:

  • A unique curriculum designed by and for business professionals focused on developing leadership and change-management skills. 
  • One of the top ten largest MBA programs in Minnesota. 
  • Two program locations: Duluth and St. Paul. 
  • Evening classes with full-time and part-time options. Learn with a group of your peers in an optimal learning community format. 36 total program credits. Finish in as few as 12 months with accelerated eight-week terms.
  • 36 total program credits. Finish in as few as 12 months with accelerated eight-week terms.

We believe leaders of the future require a more comprehensive skill set — one that elevates ethical decision-making with a focus on inclusion and organization development. You will learn how to:

  • Exercise critical thinking and high-level reasoning through effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Identify competing values, behaviors, and assumptions that are relevant to the effective implementation of proposed change initiatives. 
  • Analyze, design, and deliver effective change-based interventions and strategies in an ever-changing global environment. 
  • Describe and explain to the client system the cultural context that affects a proposed change initiative.

Students have the opportunity to choose from three capstone options, including a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a two-week study abroad trip. Options include:

  • Global capstone: Travel abroad with faculty for an experiential learning opportunity. 
  • Group practicum: Apply theory to practice through a small group project with your peers. 
  • Traditional thesis: Conduct original research and compose an academic paper.



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