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Schulze School Entrepreneurs In the News

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship is giving all students at St. Thomas inspiration during this first week of class. In just the last two weeks, here’s what’s being said in the local and national media about our entrepreneurs.
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Real Estate Matters: Will Sochi Prosper After the Olympics?

In preparation for the Olympic games, host cities build at a rate that would typically take years to achieve. Few host nations have been successful in creating development that will benefit the country after the fanfare has left town. Jessica Kluntz asks, will the case be the same for Sochi?
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When in Rome…do as the Romans do?

The more a business expands globally, the more likely its employees or business partners will be approached to pay a bribe, writes Ron James. But just because corruption is accepted or expected in another country or culture doesn’t make it legal or ethical.
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Taking on the Corporate Titan Challenge

Three teams from the Opus College of business competed in the recent Junior Achievement Corporate Titan Challenge, applying their experience with business simulation and management from the Full-time MBA program.
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Some Leaders are Born Women

We need the different leadership and management styles that women can bring to corporate management, writes Leslie Krona. The different insight, experience and point of view is just what a company can use to grow in this new century.
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MBA Short Term Abroad Programs Moving to New Format

Building on the success of the STA courses, OCB has broadened the number of international learning opportunities available to MBA students enabling students to better look ahead to, and plan for, future international learning opportunities.
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What is Expected of the 21st Century Leader?

The fifth annual Learners to Leaders Summit will welcome and celebrate the accomplishments of some of the area’s best young talent from under-represented communities, the best and brightest of college seniors from fine colleges and universities from around the region.
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The Business Legacy of Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about race – business and government ever since have rightly focused on systems and practices to answer his call. But, writes Steve Humerickhouse, he anticipated a greater, deeper vision found in the second half of the quote … “by the content of their character.”
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Career Link: Turn any Setback Into Success

When you encounter a career setback, writes Career Coach Jess Bauer, don’t let it define you, let it spur you to action. What can you learn about yourself from what happened? What changes could you make that might make a difference in the future?
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Did you get that? Oh yah, you betcha.

For the professional communicator, there isn't the luxury of assuming everyone receiving a message is “like me” writes MBC Program Director Dr. Mike Porter. So what does that mean to the creator of the message?
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Cohort, Schmohort – Why does it matter?

“Cohort” isn’t exactly a trending topic on Twitter… So, what exactly is a cohort, particularly as it relates to a graduate business degree program? And, why does it matter?
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A New Ally in Your (New Year’s) Quest for Wellness

Many New Year’s Resolutions are focused on wellness – often in a bloated response to our holiday festivities. The concept of wellness is becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. You may even be finding a new ally in your quest for wellness in an unexpected place – your office.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanza & Happy New Year!

The University of St. Thomas will be closed from December 21, 2013, until January 2, 2014, to allow our faculty, staff and students to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. On behalf of each of us at the Opus College of Business, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
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Career Link: Your Job Wishlist

The holidays provide great opportunity for self-reflection and time for goal setting, writes career coach Jessica Bauer. What would you ask for if you knew your boss could deliver it to us like a neatly wrapped Christmas package?
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Defying Labels – Pantene Philippines Ad Spurs Workplace Stereotype Conversation

An ad developed by the BBDO agency for Pantene Philippines has created quite a stir in the business community. Workplace stereotypes and institutional sexism are real issues. The debate surrounding Pantene’s ad has highlighted the challenges facing today’s women business leaders AND the individual biases (conscious and unconscious) affecting how we perceive them, writes Colleen Sauter. Watch the video, read the posts, and then ask yourself—Am I aware of gender topics in the workplace?
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Lemonade Stand Class Offers Fresh Squeezed Business Ideas

A child’s first way to make money is often learned in the front yard, selling Dixie cups of lemonade from a fold-up card table on a hot sunny day. They use this “lemonade stand” to make a little money and wind up getting some basic exposure to running a business. One University of St. Thomas class is moving the lemonade stand concept out of the front yard and into the real-world.
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Lurking or working?

Mike Porter wonders if every graduate business student aspire to hold the most senior roll in the firm.
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“NEW” Event Offers Networking at its Best

The Twin Cities Network of Executive Women's recent networking luncheon used several unique strategies to facilitate networking amongst the hundreds of attendees, writes Leslie Krona.