Leadership Customized Training Including Business Architecture Certification

Professionals learn practical, in-demand business skills through high quality interactive courses offered by the Metropolitan State University Institute for Professional Development.

Business Architecture Certification


Business Architect Certificate

The first and only University program of its kind in the Midwest, Business Architect Training teaches the understanding of organizations, preparation for the affects of change, and how to know when it is time to adjust a business model. 

*Courses offered online and in-person

Customized Training

Increase employee skill and knowledge, enjoy better communication, and retain your talented workforce with Customized Training.

Our training focuses on applicable and relevant skills that empower participants to immediately apply their new knowledge, tools, and techniques to careers.

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Free Online Business Architecture Course

Take Our Free Online Business Architecture Training Course

Includes Skills Assessment

We build and deliver customized training that can be taught out of our beautiful and convenient St Paul classrooms or at your organization.

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Classes are offered in a workshop-style atmosphere- which means: no tests to take, no papers to write, and no grades to stress about.   Instead, there are interactive activities, meaningful discussions, application of life experiences, and networking opportunities.

Our instructors use case studies and focus on what happens in the workplace rather than what happens in a text book.  They have worked or are currently working in roles within the industry that you are learning about; so they understand challenges and want to facilitate a learning experience students will find useful and enjoy.


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Join the Community of Practice for MN Government Business Architecture.

Join the Community of Practice for MN Government Business Architecture. This free community of practice meets once a month.  The community consists of those who are in the role of business architect or are using business architect techniques in their work AND work for a Minnesota city, county, or state agency.   The community provides [...]

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