John Militello

Professor, Management

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 455D
Minneapolis, MN 55403

B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, Boston College
M.A., Communications, University of Colorado
Ph.D., Business and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business

See publications in UST Research Online

Jack Militello is a professor of management and director of the Health Care UST MBA program. In 2001, he introduced the undergraduate leadership and management concentration. Over the last three decades, Militello has balanced teaching, research and consulting.

Militello teaches courses in strategy, leadership and global economics. His teaching is moderated by experience - he is always learning from the business environment and translates that into teaching and research.

Militello is engaged in the business community from the academic setting, conducting primary research within organizations. His research focuses on organizational and strategic alignment - piecing together human resources, business processes and company culture. He also sits on a number of corporate and non-profit boards.

Militello's consulting clients have ranged from Anheuser Busch, Dupont, IBM and Mars Candy to banks, small manufacturing firms, family businesses and number of areas of government. He has consulted on a wide range of business issues from high-level strategy and mergers and acquisitions, to managing people and change.

Summer 2015 Courses
Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses
Fall 2015 Courses
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MGMT 603 - 423 Leadership - - - R F S - 0730 - 1700
Description of course Leadership : CRN: 42989
This course will examine the general nature of leadership styles and practices; trends in leadership in American business; and personal leadership values of participating students. Leading will be distinguished from managing through a study of current literature on the subject and through a focus on the roles of defined business and community leaders. The course will be conducted in seminar fashion, where students will be expected to actively participate in the presentation and discussion of materials. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses
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MGMT 603 - 803 Leadership - - - R F S - 0730 - 1700
Description of course Leadership : CRN: 42990
This course will examine the general nature of leadership styles and practices; trends in leadership in American business; and personal leadership values of participating students. Leading will be distinguished from managing through a study of current literature on the subject and through a focus on the roles of defined business and community leaders. The course will be conducted in seminar fashion, where students will be expected to actively participate in the presentation and discussion of materials. -- Prerequisite: Standard core courses
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MGMT 698 - 521 Strategic Mgmt in Healthcare See Details * *
Description of course Strategic Mgmt in Healthcare : CRN: 43441
In this course, students learn about the nature of healthcare organizations, and their leadership and governance, with an emphasis on the ethical dimensions of problem solving at the general management level. This course primarily focuses on the formulation of competitive strategy to help students gain an understanding of how competitive strategy is aligned with and supports the mission, goals and objectives of a healthcare organization. Major questions explored in this course include: Why are some segments of the healthcare system more profitable than others? Why do some healthcare organizations consistently outperform others? How can a healthcare organization build and sustain a competitive advantage? A variety of industry contexts and organizations will be used to illustrate the application of the analytical tools and frameworks covered in the course to any type of healthcare organization, including for-profits, non-profits and not-for-profits.
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Location Time Day(s)
TMH 3571300-170024 Oct '15
TMH 3570800-120012 Dec '15
MGMT 734 - 421 Integrative Study See Details * *
Description of course Integrative Study : CRN: 43004
You will prepare a major study of an issue or project which integrates as many of the courses as possible. The study is both written and presented to colleagues in a formal board-like setting. Restricted to Health Care UST MBA students only.
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TMH 4010730-170018 Nov '15
TMH 4010730-170019 Nov '15
MGMT 734 - 802 Integrative Study See Details * *
Description of course Integrative Study : CRN: 43005
You will prepare a major study of an issue or project which integrates as many of the courses as possible. The study is both written and presented to colleagues in a formal board-like setting. Restricted to Health Care UST MBA students only.
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Location Time Day(s)
TMH 4600730-170018 Nov '15
TMH 4600730-170019 Nov '15
J-Term 2016 Courses
J-Term 2016 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Partner in a Dominican Republic business, Business Enterprise, Puerto Plata (1996 - present)
  • Full Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1987 - present)
  • Senior Executive Fellow for Healthcare and Industry Outreach, University of St. Thomas - Center for Business Innovation in Healthcare, Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Center for Business Excellence, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2003 - present)
  • Consultant, Management Consultant, (1986 - present)
  • Faculty Program Director, Health Care MBA, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (2014 - 2015)
  • Program Director, Health Care MBA Program, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (2004 - 2014)
  • Program Director, Executive MBA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2010 - 2013)
  • Consultant, Pinnacle Consulting, Eagan (1998 - 2000)
  • Director - Center for Applied Research in Business, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (1988 - 1995)
  • Research consultant and project manager, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Philadelphia (1981 - 1987)
  • Manager of Training (1977-1979); Manager of Cost Reduction and Administration, Treasury (1979-1981), Conrail, Philadelphia (1977 - 1981)
  • Assistant to the President of International (1972); Field Service Staff (1973); Manager of Field Ser, Shaklee Corporation, San Francisco (1972 - 1975)
  • Media Consultant, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder (1972 - 1972)
  • Teacher, Archdiocese of Boston, Boston (1969 - 1970)

Professional Memberships
  • Association of University Professionals in Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Group Management Association

Professional Service
  • Allina IRB,
  • Fairview Physicians Associates,
  • International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences,
  • Livanta Health,

Public Service
  • Allina Health IRB, Board Member
  • Livanta Government Services Citizens, Board Member

Publications
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Militello, J. F. (2015). Finding the path to innovation - Part 2. Journal of Health Care Management, (60)(4), pp. 243-245
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Militello, J. F. (2015). Thinking beyond the Affordable Care Act. Journal of Health Care Management, (60)(3),
  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (2014). An exploratory study of market strategy configurations in for-profit health care clinics. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, (37)(1), pp. 4-36
  • Militello, J. F., & McLaughlin, D. B. (2011). The underlying theories of health care reform in the United States - strategy implications for hospitals in world hospitals and health services. (47)(3),
  • Militello, J. F., Sailors, J. J., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2010). The equifinality of success in the operational excellence market discipline. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (22)(1), pp. 2-24
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2008). Strategic focus/core assets relational analysis: Aligning the firm for competitive advantage. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (16)(3),
  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (2008). The mediating effect of strategic processes in affecting firm market performance. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (19)(2), pp. 180-198
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2007). Determining organizational alignment: A research model. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, (15)(1), pp. 128-143
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2003). Making the right match: Finding a consulting style that fits your firm. (1)(10),

Books and Chapters

Research Interests
  • Competition
  • Entrepreneurship Strategy
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
  • Governance
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Leadership
  • Risk Management

Presentations
  • "The effects of the ACA on the business climate." Minneapolis Rotary, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 01, 2014
  • "Research findings that challenge current alignment models" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2009
  • "Mediating effect of strategic processes in affecting firm market performance" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2009
  • "Strategic focus/core assets relational analysis: Aligning the firm for competitive advantage" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2007
  • "Organizational configurations and firm performance: A research model" Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 01, 2007
  • "Strategic alignment: Health care configurations" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, NV, January 01, 2007
  • "Determining organizational alignment: a research Model" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 01, 2006
  • "Configurations and organizations performance: A model and case study" European Applied Business Research Conference, Venice, Italy, January 01, 2005
  • "Organizational Alignment and Competitive Advantage: a Model and Research Report" American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 01, 2004
  • "Is the Mall of America a Disruptive Innovation?" Recent Advances in Retailing and Services, Portland, Oregon, August 01, 2003
  • "Re-thinking the SWOT analysis: Testing an analytical framework for competitive advantage" International Applied Business Research Conference, Acapulco, Mexico, March 01, 2003
  • "Configuration Models and Case Studies" International Applied Research Conference, Venice, Italy, January 01, 2003
  • "Making the right match: Finding the consulting style that fits your firm" International Business & Economics Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 01, 2002