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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    557
  • Program Cost
    $64,796
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
1000 LaSalle Ave SCH 103
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403, United States
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The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business invites you to rise with us. With a vision to educate highly principled global leaders, we are the only private university in Minnesota accredited by AACSB International and are ranked in the top 25% of accredited business schools. Featuring the world's largest business ethics faculty, an emphasis on leadership and decision-making is integrated throughout the curriculum. We offer undergraduate concentrations in 13 fields and master's degrees in seven programs, including full- and part-time MBA programs. The school enrolls another 4,300 participants annually in executive education classes.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    47%
  • Selectivity
    78%
  • Job Offers
    81%
  • Average Salary
    $74,313.00
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services

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About University of St. Thomas

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.2 GPA of All Applicants 3.2 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 55
  • Median 56
  • Middle 80% 7 to 119
Admissions Selectivity
78% Opus College of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

557 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
63% 500
70% 557
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 90
78% 78.0
47% 47.0
Female
46% 46
International
40% 40
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 2
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Accounting
  • Other Social Science
  • Management
  • Accepted
  • Other Science
  • Other Humanities
  • Business (General)
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of MN - Twin Cities
  • Bethel University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • University of WI - Madison
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Target
  • Wells Fargo
  • General Mills Inc.
  • TCF Bank
  • Cummins Power
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
0% 0
710 to 739
1% 1
0% 0
680 to 709
9% 9
7% 7
650 to 679
14% 14
17% 17
620 to 649
7% 7
7% 7
590 to 619
13% 13
14% 14
560 to 589
12% 12
8% 8
530 to 559
7% 7
8% 8
500 to 529
7% 7
11% 11
Under 500
29% 29
28% 28
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • U Michigan Language Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Other 21%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 21%
  • Manufacturing 21%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 13%
Ecolab 4
Top Employer
  • US Bank 2
  • Pentair 1
  • Towers Watson 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
81% Opus College of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
61% 61
61% 60.97325153374234
61% Receive Offers
55% 55
56% 55.69710982658959
55% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
20% 20
22% 21.9117610062893
20% Receive Offers
26% 26
25% 25.424767441860464
26% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
14% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Ecolab 4
  • US Bank 2
  • Pentair 1
  • Towers Watson 1
  • Federal Reserve Bank 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
13% 13
$72,333.00
70K 75K
Finance/Accounting
29% 29
$85,000.00
57K 110K
Marketing/Sales
42% 42
$73,500.00
50K 98K
Other
16% 16
$59,125.00
48K 75K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
12% 12
$65,000.00
50K 75K
Consumer Products
12% 12
$90,333.00
70K 105K
Financial Services
21% 21
$66,400.00
50K 80K
Manufacturing
21% 21
$93,200.00
73K 110K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
13% 13
$79,333.00
72K 93K
Other
21% 21
$56,300.00
48K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
21% 21
$60,800.00
50K 73K
More than one year, up to three years
17% 17
$58,125.00
48K 75K
More than five years
25% 25
$84,333.00
70K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$74,313.00
48K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Southwest
8% 8
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
88% 88
$74,214.00
48K 110K
U.S. West
4% 4
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Ecolab 3
  • Data Card 3
  • US Bank 3
  • Target 3
  • Express Scripts 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • National Society Hispanic MBA Conference
  • Net Impact Conference
  • National Asian MBA Conference
  • National Women MBA Conference

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $64,796
  • Budget $16,900
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $64,796
  • Budget $16,900
10 Full Tuition Scholarships
$18,903 Average Scholarship Amount 84% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
59% 59
84% 84
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,096,365
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
95%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $48,795
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
20 Opus College of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Team project
25% 25
Case study
20% 20
Experiential learning
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Non Profit Management
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Management Information Systems
  • Manufacturing and Technology Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategy
Master Degree Programs
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • UST continuously upgrades its classroom technology to provide capabilities for computer processing, network access, web conferencing, teleconferencing, and audio-visual image and document projection. In addition, the OCB has expanded online services in order to better meet student needs, supports marketing courses and research through its behavior lab, launched a hybrid online/on-campus part-time MBA program, and installed a digital display wall with market, financial, and business news information.

Students: Who are my classmates?

19% International Students
48% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
62% 62
Hispanic
12% 12
Asian American
12% 12
Student Citizenship
North America
79% 79
Asia
10% 10
Africa
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Women students

Alumni: How strong is my network?

14,983 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
9% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months