Scheduling, Location, and Cohort Learning



Scheduling, Location, and Cohort Learning

With St. Catherine University’s longstanding experience educating busy adults, and research in hand about how to deliver 21st-century learning outcomes for business professionals, we aim to deliver a new MBA in a way that is focused, flexible and team-oriented.

Our innovative MBA combines face-to-face class scheduling at convenient Minneapolis and St. Paul locations with online learning — helping you to graduate in just 24 months.

  • Focused: One accelerated course at a time
    You’ll study year-round in fall, January, spring and summer terms. Throughout, you’ll take one focused course at a time, letting you dive deeply into a single topic before moving on to the next.
  • Convenient: Evening or weekend class meetings — and online learning
    Each course alternates traditional class meetings with online learning. Face-to-face meetings take place once a week. Some cohorts meet primarily on weeknights and others meet on Saturday mornings. Online learning can be completed when and where you choose, anytime between face-to-face meetings.
  • Team-oriented: The power of “cohort” learning
    It’s all about synergy — and support. You’ll enter and proceed through the MBA program with the same group of students. In this “cohort” learning format, you’ll join a group of emerging business professionals and, ultimately, expand your business network.

Minneapolis and St. Paul locations

Face-to-face meetings will take place on St. Catherine University’s historic St. Paul campus and at our new design learning facility in International Market Square, near downtown Minneapolis. For each cohort, classes will meet primarily in one location. Parking is available at both locations, meaning you can move quickly from work to home (and everyplace in between).

When can you start?

St. Kate’s MBA cohorts begin each September (fall) and February (spring) semester. Applications are now being accepted to start in Fall 2014.

Scheduling and locations for inaugural cohorts

If you’re starting the MBA: Healthcare or MBA: Management in Fall 2014, class meetings will alternate between online sessions and face-to-face meetings on St. Kate’s St. Paul campus, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. each Saturday morning.

If you’re starting the MBA: Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) in Fall 2014, class meetings will alternate between online sessions and face-to-face meetings on Tuesday evenings, 6–9 p.m., at International Market Square on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.  Several courses will meet at the University’s social media lab in St. Paul.