Strategic Partnerships

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Strategic Partnerships matches the skills, talents and expertise of Minnesota State Mankato’s students, faculty and staff to the needs of business, education and communities. Tell us what you need, and we will find a solution that works for you—and that creates opportunities for our students, faculty and staff to put their big ideas to real-world use to help you. 

Curious where to start?

Interested in partnering with Minnesota State University, Mankato? Contact us to get connected with hundreds of opportunites across our campus. 

Strategic Partnerships Center

located in the Hubbard Building
424 North Riverfront Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
United States of America   |  507-389-5567

"We need that connection between 'town and gown,' where the University does the research , the education—all those things that can really be the bedrock of any community. Then, sharing back and forth information from the community to the University will build the things that are so critical for economic development."

Colleen Landkamer, State Director, USDA Rural Development, Minnesota Rural Development Office

About Strategic Partnerships

The Strategic Partnerships division works with businesses and communities throughout the state to create mutually beneficial connections to the University. Possible partnerships could include everything from internships and employee recruitment to research, data analysis and much more.

Continuing & Professional Education

Continuing and Professional Education helps individuals and organizations meet their educational, professional, and economic development goals by providing relevant, accessible, and high-quality training opportunities.

Small Business Development Center

The SBDC program is accredited and recognized as the most effective business assistance program in Minnesota.