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Fowler Challenge Awards more than $65,000 in Scholarships

Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of UST students across campuses and colleges, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge asks students to develop a business concept that has the potential to become a viable, high-growth business.
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Dr. Sameer Kumar Receives Goodeve Medal

Dr. Sameer Kumar, has been awarded the 2010 Goodeve Medal in recognition of the most outstanding contribution to the philosophy, theory or practice of Operational Research.
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Center for Health & Medical Affairs Awarded AHRQ Contract

The Center for Health and Medical Affairs at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business was awarded a unique contract to develop a curriculum on strategy execution by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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A Teachable Moment From “Wall Street”

Almost 200 St. Thomas students and alumni had a chance to take in a sneak preview of the movie and participate in a discussion of business, greed, ethics and lessons learned or unlearned since the the first "Wall Street" came out in 1987.
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Reports of the death of the MBA have been greatly exaggerated

While certainly some of the people at the root of banking, real estate, and other financial scandals hold MBAs, many other MBA alumni have been working diligently to stabilize the markets, build sustainable businesses, and strike a balance between economic growth and protecting the environment.
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CEBC Hosts International Leadership Program

Visitors from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia learned about corporate responsibility and Minnesota’s role in business and community giving during their stop at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures.
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New MBA Students Begin a Lifetime of Learning

The first week of the program, orientation, is called Launch--and for good reason: the incoming class was quickly launched into intense discussions and debates on business and ethics that will set the foundation for their 21 months in the program.
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MN Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Business Issues on Campus

The Opus College of Business hosted the three major party candidates for Minnesota governor—Representative Tom Emmer (R), former Senator Mark Dayton (D), and Mr. Tom Horner (I)—for a debate Tuesday moderated by Dean Christopher Puto. The candidates outlined their strategies for job creation, economic growth and energy issues.
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Full-time UST MBA Team Wins Spot in National Ethics Competition

The winners of the spring CEBC Ethics Case Competition will represent the University of St. Thomas as one of five teams invited to compete in the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) at the upcoming 2010 ECOA Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference (AECC) September 22-24 in Anaheim, California.
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Next Generation GMAT: Coming to a test center near you in 2012

GMAC has proposed adding a new section to the GMAT called "Integrated Reasoning," which will help assess prospective students' abilities to analyze data presented in a variety of formats (spreadsheets, charts, text) and come to reasonable conclusions.
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What do a business school and a rock concert have in common?

Enter a drawing to win tickets to Rock the Garden 2010. While the concert has been sold out for weeks, you can be entered in a drawing to win one of several pairs of tickets from the Opus College of Business. Go to our Facebook Opus College of Business Fan page or USTBusiness on Twitter for more information.
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Appraising the reappraisal of the MBA

It's good to question the value of expensive business school programs. But if you are looking for the best innovators in this field, look beyond the top-tier players.
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Four rules for ethical business leaders

Commencement address by George W. Buckley at the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business Graduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22, 2010.
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Dr. Jay Ebben Wins 2010 Hays Award

Ebben is the first winner of the newly instituted Julie Hays Teaching Award. “Both in and out of the classroom, there is a genuine ‘student first’ mentality with Jay that fosters academic and professional growth to the highest degree.”
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UST MBA Team Wins ACG Cup

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) has announced the winning teams of the 2010 ACG Cup. This year’s competition included a record 1,200 MBA students from 115 business schools.