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Poverty and Prosperity

Evening UST MBA student, Mustafa Omar, says, “I look at poverty as an untapped asset, not a social liability,” and he would know. Mustafa Omar was born in war-torn Afghanistan to an academic family. His...
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UST to host lecture on economic development in China

The Ping An School was formally established in 2006 to train employees of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., which was established in 1988 in Shekou, Shenzhen. The group is the first insurance...
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MBA Applicants: What's on your mind?

An article posted on businessweek.com yesterday announced that, contrary to popular belief, salary increases are not the main motivator for students to apply to MBA programs.  While the desire to learn about...
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UST MBA programs visit Target Field

On Tuesday night, students and staff from the Evening and Full-time UST MBA programs braved the chilly autumn winds to watch the Minnesota Twins defeat the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.  The highlight...
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Jargon Genesis: Like

Our usual Jargon Genesis author, Shanna, is on vacation this week, so this week's post comes by way of, TYWKIWDBI, a blog of Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently, that recently discovered...
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Strategic %$&#@! Swearing

Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't was recently interviewed on HBR's Ideacast on "The Subtleties of...
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NBMBAA Golf Classic supports Leaders of Tomorrow

The National Black MBA Association - Twin Cities Chapter hosted its second annual "Leaders of Tomorrow Golf Classic" this week at Braemar Golf Course in Edina. The event brought together professionals from...
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New MBA Students Begin a Lifetime of Learning

The class of 2012 in the Full-time UST MBA program began their studies Monday. The first week of the program, orientation,  is called Launch--and for good reason: the incoming class was quickly launched into...
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CEBC Announces Best Paper Competitions

To promote and recognize research in corporate responsibility, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) at the Universit of St. Thomas has launched two best paper competitions – both titled the CEBC...
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Jargon Genesis: Across the Board

“Management is making cuts ‘across the board’ to balance the budget next year.” Isn’t that an unpleasant phrase to hear at a company meeting? We all know that “across the board” means inclusive...
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The Talented Woman behind “House of Talents”

Has answering the telephone ever changed your life?  For entrepreneur and Full-time UST MBA alumna Kate Herzog, it did!   Kate had recently visited the University of St. Thomas’ Full-time MBA website and...
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Jargon Genesis: Actionable

In the last Jargon Genesis, we learned that business people shamelessly stole “benchmark” from surveyors. The time before, it was the poor circus folks that originated the “bandwagon,” which we stole....
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The outsourcing forecast: Becoming cloudy

For the past 20 years, outsourcing has reshaped the world's economy.  Most manufacturing operations have shifted to developing countries, while technology service providers have thrived in countries such...