The small island nation may have averted bankruptcy, but that’s just the beginning of its problems.
As spring creeps slowly into Minnesota, the graduating class of 2013 is looking ahead to limitless opportunities and the list of leading organizations that turn to St. Thomas as a resource for top talent continues to grow. Minneapolis and St. Paul house 12 Fortune 500 companies and Minnesota is home to almost 20. As these leading organizations seek out top talent, the University of St. Thomas continues to be a great source for recruiting.
It has long been known that experience is the most powerful teacher. Leaders learn and grow when they immerse themselves in challenging situations. Yet, such situations involve considerable risk as well. New strategies must be invented. New paths charted. And leaders must overcome many obstacles – some external and some internal.
This year the conference honors Howard Ross, Elsa Batica and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last month, you know that a new pope was selected. As a business school at a Catholic University, we wondered how Pope Francis’ challenges as head of the Catholic Church relate to the challenges of any new CEO.
For someone whose interests draw from various fields, the key to choosing a satisfying career involves finding a through-line that connects them all. For Beth McGuire ’07 M.B.C. the recurring theme of communication paved the way to her enrollment in the Opus College of Business’ MBC program and an evolving career at Target.
UST Faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune’s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s the most recent question.
The 25th annual Multicultural Forum will take place next week at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The blog Smartgiving Matters last week compiled a great list of 5 reasons to attend, particularly of you work in the nonprofit world. The post was by Lynnea Atlas-Ingebretson, the Charities Review Council’s Program Director, who will be representing her organization at the Forum.
After months of clandestine negotiations, the university announced today it will open Schulz Hall across the street from Schulze Hall in 2014. The new meeting and event facility will be named in honor of famous Minnesota cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, the long-running comic featuring Charlie Brown.
An analysis of Twin Cities real estate data for February shows that the housing market is continuing to recover along with the economy; home prices, new-home construction, and the percentage of traditional sales (not foreclosures) are all on the upswing.
According to Businessweek, it ranks undergraduate business programs that meet requirements for accreditation, SAT and ACT test scores, and other factors. The magazine’s editors use a methodology that includes nine measures of student satisfaction, post-graduation outcomes and academic quality.
The unusually low inventory of homes for sale has had a two-fold effect: crews are building more new homes and there’s an upward pressure on asking prices.
St. Thomas’ undergraduate business program ranks 80th of 145 eligible programs nationally. Opus College of Business facilities on St. Thomas’ Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses earned the school a top grade of A-plus.
Saturday March 1 marked the date of the Fourth Annual Learners to Leaders Summit. The annual summit is a unique event hosted by the Opus College of Business but targeted to a wide range of future professionals with connections to area colleges, including current juniors and seniors, as well as recent grads.
Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Minneapolis-based Maccabee Public Relations, and a student in the Opus College of Business' Master of Business Communication program, has been named the 2012 Young Professional by the Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) at the 35th annual Minnesota PRSA Classics Awards.
‘Our Time to Lead’ is Theme of 25th Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity in Minneapolis April 9-11
The forum began as a two-hour video conference in 1988 and is now the nation’s leading conference for advancing diversity in the workplace.
UST graduate business alumni have helped to put 5 Minnesota-baesd companies on The Ethisphere Institute’s annual list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” Twin Cities Business reports
During the last month, people in my household were treated as property by service providers a couple of times, based on the assumption by corporations managing service businesses that all current customers “belong” to the business.
Sponsored by Cargill, the fair and center are offered in conjunction with the 25th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity.
A team of four University of St. Thomas students and a graduate student from St. Catherine University present recommendations March 7 concerning a medical innovation that they have been working on in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic physician.
UST faculty regularly answer questions in the Star Tribune‘s Ask The Consultant column. Here’s a round-up of a few recent questions.
If you’ve wondered how your “soft skills” compare to other business people, GMAC, the Graduate Management Admissions Council, is offering an assessment called Reflect. It is designed to help you understand your leadership strengths and areas of opportunity.
On March 1, teams from the full-time MBA program at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business competed in the fifth annual CEBC Ethics Case Competition, teams explored the topic of “Video Gaming: Economic, Legal and Ethical Considerations” from a business, legal and ethical framework.
To show knowledge of the company you hope to obtain employment with, research is key. While knowing their mission statement is a great start, the research should venture much farther than that. Interviewers expect that research of the company has been completed, but in most cases, research of the interviewer themselves should also be done.
St. Thomas graduate and professional programs in business, education, law and social work are included in the Best Graduate Schools rankings published today (March 12) by U.S. News & World Report.