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St. Cloud State University makes a positive, long-term impact on the lives of our students. We provide rigorous and relevant academic experiences with engaged, active learning opportunities in an intellectually vibrant, inclusive and diverse community both on campus and online. Our graduates are well-prepared to act as responsible global citizens and professionals who remain actively connected with our university.
At St. Cloud State, an education is about far more than an education. It will be an opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges—all of which will help you unleash your true potential.
History of the Herberger Business School
In 1938, the St. Cloud Teacher’s College created a business office and office administration department staffed by two faculty members. By 1948, the program evolved into a business administration program that employed six business faculty. During the 1960’s, the department evolved into a college with an MBA and internship program.
In 1976, with five departments and 42 full-time faculty, the college earned AACSB accreditation, distinguishing itself from other business colleges as providing a quality business educational experience comparable to Ivy League institutions. Today, we are one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 45+ years showing a long-standing record of excellence.
In 1999, the Herberger family endowed the college, which was renamed the G.R. Herberger College of Business.
In 2007, the G.R. Herberger College of Business moved into the renovated Centennial Hall. The new facility enhanced the college’s ability to educate students and serve the business community. In 2011, the college was renamed the Herberger Business School.
About the College of Education and Learning Design
The College of Education and Learning Design and its Teacher Education Unit are leaders in the revitalization of education in Minnesota and the nation. We prepare creative, collaborative, professional educators and leaders who will be advocates for all students and families in an interdependent and diverse world.
St. Cloud State education programs enjoy a long-held reputation across the Midwest for the nurturing, innovative and creative approaches to teaching and for producing well-prepared professionals for the classroom. At the College of Education and Learning Design, students are our passion, and academic excellence is our guiding principle.