Full-time UST MBA
Meet Matthew Wach
I am a joint JD/MBA student and chose St. Thomas because of the intimate community feel, the quality of the faculty and the ability to personally have a significant effect on the future and growth of the program. The UST MBA program has given me solid business acumen in addition to a variety of leadership opportunities. Through these opportunities I have had the ability to grow as a leader. Specifically, as a member of the UST MBA Student Association, I was able to lead many different initiatives, including fostering a relationship with the UST School of Law to bring international business leaders for speaking events that would benefit both the business and law schools.
The students in the full-time program have a wide variety of work and life experience, which provides a wide variety of opinions, beliefs and views that add value by providing vibrant and challenging in-class discussions.
Our class has benefitted substantially from the diverse community of students in the UST MBA program. These students enrich the educational environment, bringing new challenges and ideas which help us better become principled leaders in the global community.
Ethics and business values are some of the most important aspects focused on in the UST MBA program. During the first year, students are not only encouraged to look at the ethical implications of many different case studies in all of their core classes, but they also have the opportunity to participate in an ethics simulation run by the Center for Ethical Business Cultures and hear speakers from Fortune 500 companies brought in specifically to discuss ethics in business. A few of my classmates and I were lucky enough to compete at the National Intercollegiate Ethics Competition in Los Angeles, California. While most of the time at the competition involved learning, comparing, and competing, my team members and I also had the unique opportunity to bond with each other away from the college.
Many of the faculty in the UST MBA program are experts in their field of study and are uniquely able to challenge students with tough curriculum and questions, while also being supportive and encouraging of their students’ growth. In addition, the smaller class sizes allow UST MBA faculty to get to know their students personally and become invested in their success.
|Internship provider:||Minneapolis City Attorney's Office|
|Undergraduate degree:||University of Northern Iowa, B.A. '01|