Randal Zimmermann M.A.
Chair, Grad Prgm
What is your field of expertise, and what makes you interested in this field?
Management education, international and cross-cultural training, higher education reform in post-communist states, and the role of the public sector in market-oriented societies.
Since 1991 I have managed several USAID-funded business education development projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. One of these projects-Management Training and Economics Education in Poland-led to the development of the University of Minnesota's Warsaw Executive MBA Program at the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland. Prior to 1991, I held executive and senior management positions in Washington, D.C with two prominent international education associations.
Can you briefly introduce the academic program you are in to our prospective students?
The College of St. Scholastica's Master of Business Administration program offers a broad-based business curriculum emphasizing technical and analytical skills; global and cultural acumen; and, social responsibility and ethical decision-making. Students work with mentors from the business community and are immersed in real-world situations throughout their program. Coursework includes required classes in global leadership and ethics, managerial application of technology and communication and cultural effectiveness. Students can work on a real-time global business problem through the unique Capstone Abroad seminar. Through the Professional Effectiveness seminars, students gain insights, skills and partnerships to turn their career goals into reality. Through the CSS MBA, students build the foundation and the relationships for lifelong success.
What distinguishes St. Scholastica/your program from other colleges and universities?
Personal attention. Global perspective. Emphasis on ethics.
What do you like best about St. Scholastica?
The welcoming and supportive academic culture, the Benedictine heritage, and the people.
What's your advice for prospective students?
Choosing the right graduate management program is a very serious and important decision. It will inform and guide your future professional and personal directions for the rest of your adult life. Before making this difficult decision, be sure to visit The College of St. Scholastica and learn about our school, the graduate management programs that we offer, and observe how these program operate by attending a class and talking with faculty and current students. We think you'll like what you learn and feel good about choosing St. Scholastica for your graduate education.