Management Education Center, Minneapolis, MN


College of Management – Minneapolis, MN

Young Women’s Initiative

Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota brings together nonprofits, businesses, and government to improve outcomes for young women in Minnesota. Young women from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply for at least 14 cabinet vacancies

Applications for positions with Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota are due by August 22, 20

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Mark Dayton, Lt. Governor Tina Smith, and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota today invited young women from across the state to apply for open positions with the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota. The Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota currently has at least 14 cabinet vacancies to fill. Young women between the ages of 16 and 24, especially those from underrepresented communities, are invited to apply. Applications are available through the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor, and will be accepted through August 22, 2017.

“We must continue working to build a state where all Minnesotans have equal opportunity to succeed,” said Governor Dayton. “This partnership is an important step in improving equity and opportunity for young women in Minnesota, especially young women of color. I encourage young women from every corner and every background to apply for a cabinet position with the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota.”

The Young Women’s Cabinet is comprised of 25 young women and youth leaders representing the following communities: African American; African Immigrant; American Indian; Asian American/Pacific Islander; Disability; Greater Minnesota; Latina; and LGBTQ. The Cabinet ensures that the efforts of the initiative stay grounded in the lived experiences of the young women and youth from each community, the community-specific challenges and solutions they identified, and guided by their leadership.

“The Young Women’s Initiative brings together young women from throughout Minnesota to tell us what we can do together to expand opportunity for all of them,” said Lt. Governor Smith. “This is important: young women of color, American Indian young women, young women with disabilities, young women from Greater Minnesota, and youth who identify as LGBTQ today face an opportunity gap. I invite young women from these communities to join the Young Women’s Initiative cabinet and help us close those gaps for all women in Minnesota.”

“We want every young woman in Minnesota to have access to equal opportunity in order to thrive and be the champion of their own lives,” said Lee Roper-Batker, president and CEO, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. “As a Cabinet member, young women are valued as leaders and critical solution-builders in their communities. This is a tremendous opportunity to help create a Minnesota where every young woman has respect, opportunity, and safety.”

To Apply

Governor Dayton will make appointments to the Young Women’s Cabinet. Applications are available through the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor’s website and will be accepted through August 22, 2017

About the Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota

Launched last year, the initiative is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota to improve outcomes for young women in Minnesota. The initiative brings together nonprofits, businesses, government, philanthropies, and young women to achieve equity in opportunities and to improve the lives of young women of color, American Indian young women, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ youth, and young women with disabilities.

About the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is a statewide community foundation investing in innovation to drive gender equity. The Foundation envisions a world of equal opportunity where women and girls – and all people – hold the power to create and lead safe, prosperous lives. Founded in 1983, it is the first and largest statewide women’s foundation in the country. More at WFMN.ORG.

We are Moving!

The College of Management Advising Center will be closed Wednesday, June 14 through Friday, June 16 as we move from the first floor of the Management Education Center to the 3rd floor.  We will reopen on Monday, June 19 on the 3rd floor of the MEC building.  The email addresses and telephone numbers for the office and academic advisors will remain the same.
We apologize for any inconvenience this move will cause.

First Week Success Tips


Welcspring-2017-bitmojiome to the new semester! Even though the first week of classes is coming to an end, you still have time to adjust your schedule and be sure you are ready for the semester.

Your decisions during this first week about your courses can impact your entire semester. Metro students repeatedly identify certain factors that are significant in passing their classes. Here is advice from experienced Metro students on what is important to do the first week of class:

“For me the most important thing is to schedule enough study time every day and every week!”
Students often underestimate study time needed outside of class. Successful students know they need to be realistic about how much study is required. Plan on a minimum of 8 – 12 hours of study outside of class per week for a 4 credit class, and 6 – 8 hours of study each week for a 3 credit class. Challenges posed by different types of courses and your obligations outside school will also impact study time. To succeed in all your classes, you need to commit to the study time needed every week.

“This is common sense, but you need to attend the first class, read the syllabus, and ask questions.”
Attending classes the first week helps you understand faculty expectations and weekly work load; be aware – some classes require attendance at the first class. Read the course syllabus and ask your instructor questions. Use a calendar to plan a semester timeline for all your class quizzes, exams, papers, and major projects. Then analyze your timeline. Will you have enough time during the semester to prepare for all your assignments, quizzes, papers, and final exams?

“I always check the course descriptions and make sure I’ve taken the correctforging-success
Many courses have prerequisite courses that must be completed first. Be sure to click into the course title on eServices to check for course prerequisites and course descriptions. If you have not completed required prerequisites, you will lack the knowledge needed to be successful in the course, and the instructor may even drop you from the course. Be sure you are academically prepared for your courses and following the correct course sequence.

“Make sure you add or drop courses or change your schedule before the DROP deadline.”
The drop/add deadline is the end of the first week of classes. January 15th is the deadline for many classes for this spring semester. However, the exact drop date for each course is in the course description on eServices. If you decide to drop or change a course, you must do so through eServices. Changes to or from S/N grading must also be made by the drop deadline. Dropping a class by the DROP deadline gives you a refund and removes the course from your academic record.

“Don’t ever assume you will be dropped from a class if you don’t attend.”
Students who do not attend class in their first and second week, may be dropped for non-attendance. However, there is no guarantee that you will be dropped. Always check with your instructor and check your eServices schedule. Students are ultimately the one responsible for dropping any courses they don’t attend.

“It’s important to contact Gateway to find out if class changes will affect your financial aid.”
If you receive Financial Aid and have questions about the impact of registration changes on your aid, check with Gateway Student Services.

“You should always consult with your academic advisor before dropping or adding a class.”
Making a change in your registration can impact your whole degree plan and time to graduation. Your advisor can help you make choices that will contribute to your success, and tell you if there are unintended consequences for changing your class schedule.

Have a great semester!


Herff Jones/Collegiate Cap and Gown–optional items available for purchase

  • Purchase cap and gown (bring cash, credit card or checkbook [checks made payable to Herff Jones]); Please note, the price of the cap and gown increases as we get closer to commencement because the supplier must rush the order so you can receive it on time.  Purchase generic commencement invitations or order personalized invitations; and
  • Order Grad rings, diploma covers or diploma frames.

GradImages/GradTrak (Photography)

  • Sit for a pre-commencement portrait photo in cap and gown;
  • Receive a free 5 x 7 coupon when you have a photo taken. You can order additional photos online at www.gradimages.com;
  • Portrait walk-ins accepted; and
  • You will receive a passport-sized color proof in the mail about a week after the Grad Expo and an opportunity to order pictures. There is no obligation to purchase.

Take advantage of these centralized services:

Register for door prizes with the Alumni Association. Submit your e-mail to join the Alumni Association listserv. If you need more information, go to the Grad Expo website.

Remember, we’ve designed this event with you in mind. We hope you’ll join us.

If you are unable to attend Grad Expo, you will be able to order your cap and gown through our supplier Herff-Jones. Diploma covers and frames can be ordered through our supplier Framing Success. 

If you are unable to attend, you will receive information on how to request your guest tickets for the ceremony from the Grad Office in your university e-mail.
To request an accommodation for a disability, contact Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1549 (voice) or 651-772-7687 TTY