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Honesty Is the Best Policy

Opus College of Business marketing professor Lisa Abendroth studies the power of word-of-mouth marketing.
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Entrepreneur Turns Empty Warehouse into a Garden

A growing operation is bringing new life to an empty warehouse for an urban farmer in St. Paul. In 2010, Dave Roeser, an entrepreneur with a knack for starting companies, sold three of his four businesses, hold...
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Reverse Elevator Pitch – Tuesday, November 10

You've pitched your company or business idea to investors, but didn't land the funding you were hoping for. You’re not alone. Some studies show less than one percent of venture capital and angel pitches resul...
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Schulze School Named Cleantech Open Midwest Strategic Partner

The Cleantech Open, which runs the world’s largest cleantech startup business accelerator, established a strategic partnership with the University of St. Thomas Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, which will function as the host for the regional operations after six years of leadership from the organization’s cofounder Justin Kaster.
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Opportunity: India

Opus College of Business Dean Stefanie Lenway traveled to India to explore opportunities for St. Thomas students to study abroad and work in local social enterprises during a J. Term course.
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How Simple Questions Lead to Great Innovations

There is a myth that successful companies begin with grandiose ambitions. The implication is that entrepreneurs should start with megalomaniac goals in order to succeed. To the contrary, 2015 Opus Distinguished speaker Guy Kawasaki’s observation is that great companies began by wondering about simple things, and this leads to asking simple questions that beget companies.
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Alumni Business “Capturing” a Market

A company with St. Thomas roots is now helping the university simplify what used to be a technology challenge. In the last issue of B. Magazine, we highlighted Ilos videos, a tech startup created by Nick Stokma...
Environmental portrait of Muer Yang taken on Friday, April 12, 2013 on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.

2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award: Muer Yang, Ph.D.

Muer Yang, Ph.D., a professor in the Opus College of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, was awarded the 2015 Susan E. Heckler Research Excellence Award. We asked Professor Yang to share some of his thoughts on how improving service operations can directly impact public policies and health care operations, what he’s working on now and how to spark curiosity in the classroom.
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Working Beyond Boundaries

Associate professor Mary Maloney explores the benefits – and challenges – of working in cross-cultural teams.
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The China Effect

An Asian residency offers Executive MBA participants a glimpse into emergent markets
Richard Davis, 2015 Opus Distinguished Speaker, gives a presentation in Schulze Auditorium on May 12, 2015.

A Powerful Purpose

Chairman, president and CEO of U.S. Bancorp Richard Davis advocates for values-based leadership.
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2015 Faculty Service Award: Dawn Elm, Ph.D.

We asked Professor Elm to share some of her thoughts on business and ethics, what makes a supportive and successful learning environment and what makes the Opus College of Business different from other business schools.
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A Startup that Goes to the Dogs

Team of two sophomores and a junior win the 2015 spring Lemonade Stand competition for their company Apawllo, an apparel company that raises awareness for rescue animals and makes donations to animal shelters.