John Militello

Professor, Management

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

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

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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.

J-Term 2015 Courses
J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses
Spring 2015 Courses
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MGMT 603 - 421 Leadership - - - R F - - 0730 - 1700 TMH 401
Description of course Leadership : CRN: 22025
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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Summer 2015 Courses
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Partner in a Dominican Republic business, Business Enterprise, Puerto Plata (1996 - present)
  • Consultant, Management Consultant, (1986 - present)
  • Faculty Director, Health Care MBA, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Full Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1987 - present)
  • Center for Business Excellence, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2003 - present)
  • 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
  • National Association of Corporate Board

Professional Service
  • International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences,

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

  • 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 AdministrationJournal 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. Office Journal of the International Hospital Federation, (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. Journal of Business and Economic Research, (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