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That Time Again

It’s that window of certainty between Halloween and Thanksgiving when corporate human resource people face an annual anxiety – getting employees to complete their annual benefits enrollment on time.
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The Entrepreneurial Spark All Organizations Need

Graduate Business Career Services hosted their Corporate Partner Reception last month, and recognized their champions, each of whom are a part of helping the Opus College of Business in developing global business leaders.
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DQ + Millennials…the Next Generation of Fans

Dairy Queen's executive vice president of marketing shares how this brand is re-inventing itself as a modern and relevant dining destination for the next generation of millennial fans.
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Would This Look Good on the Front Page?

Robert Senkler, CEO of Securian Financial Group, shared some great advice with the crowd at the 2014 Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
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Enter the CEBC Ethics Case Competition

Take advantage of this opportunity to enrich your ethics experience – a UST trademark – strengthen your analytical skills and build relationships with Twin Cities business executives and UST faculty.
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Global Risks: The Case of Health and Health Care

If the Ebola scare has done nothing else, it has heightened our awareness of global risks—in general—and the seriousness of health risks as an attendant feature of globalization, says Peter Young, Ph.D.
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Opus College of Business Becomes UN PRME Signatory

Despite the cultural, legal, political and economic differences across the globe, there are some principles we can agree upon. Thousands of businesses have signed on to the UN Global Compact. If businesses agree, then business schools should get on board too.
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Tom Horner: A New Agenda for Business

We reached out to Tom Horner ’72, president of Horner Strategies for his insights on this year’s election. If Minnesota is to be successful, he writes, all future workers must be educated, healthy and able to focus on their jobs. Poverty takes a lot of energy and attention away from work.
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Costumes Q&A—They’re Not Just for Halloween

The National Retail Federation estimates $7.4 billion in Halloween retail sales, up from the $6.9 billion in 2013. Sales of everything from decorations to candy to costumes were up this year as the holiday fell on a Friday. Alicia Johnston, ’11 MBC, shares more about Halloween, the costume industry and first Official Costumes’ pop-up store in Woodbury.
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Career Link: HR Salary Guide

Every industry comes with salary conversations – especially the HR industry – the main reason being that HR professionals will likely experience both sides of the table.
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World Series Game-Day: Operations Management

We reached out to Sam Henschen, senior manager of Twins Productions at the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club, who is responsible for everything you see and hear at Target Field to learn about the behind the scenes operations of a baseball game.
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Q&A: How the Schulze School is Moving Innovation Forward

Less than three weeks into his role as the associate dean of entrepreneurship in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, Brian Abraham, Ph.D., sat down with Opus Magnum to talk about the state of entrepreneurship and how he sees the Schulze School moving innovation forward.
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A Tale of Two Concierge Desks

Establishing brand expectations represents a “must do” in order to get someone to try your product or service, but delivering on those expectations may be even more important.
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A Million Dollar Idea A $55 Idea

At the urging of one of his professors, Aaron Engler ’12 M.B.A., entered a restaurant ranking idea into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. He won the graduate division competition in 2012.
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3 Ways Your Personal Brand Will Lead To Career Success

We’re quick to roll our eyes at commercials that try too hard to be funny, or restaurants that don’t serve the “high quality” food they claim. Your personal brand is not much different, especially in the business world.
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MSRE student Q&A: Marty McCarthy

When most people think about real estate their first thoughts are often residential homes or new development in their community but often forget about public sector involvement like the work of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency