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Jargon Genesis: Pinch Hitter

As a follow-up to last week's three-post-series on the business of baseball, we thought we would share the beginnings of some business lingo that came from baseball. “If I can’t make it to the...
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Going green: Purchasing a Prius

About a month ago, my husband and I joined the one million US owners of the Toyota Prius.  We had been talking about getting a fuel efficient, hybrid vehicle for quite some time.  After much debate, my...
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Faculty Feature: Lawrence Chui

When Dr. Lawrence Chui was a young boy, growing up in Hong Kong, he vowed to his parents that he would never become an accountant or a teacher. Interestingly, he is now a new professor of accounting in the...
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The Business of Baseball

In anticipation of the Minnesota Twins' first three-game home series of the season this weekend, we're creating a three-post series of our own looking at the business of baseball.   Today we'll examine the...
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Are you having fun at work?

April 5 is national “Fun at Work Day,” but according to an article I spotted in the St. Petersburg Times, many people on the east side of the Twin Cities won’t be celebrating.  A study put out by...
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College seniors: plan ahead for your MBA

In many disciplines, it is common for college seniors to pursue graduate studies immediately after completing their undergraduate degree.  This is the case for law and medical school as well as many types of...
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Start-ups: Connect your Strategy with Design

Recently, an associate asked me to provide some consulting to a promising start-up company that needs “PR help.”  Experience indicates that this request for tactical communication assistance really...
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The Value of an Elective Abroad…in Hong Kong

Global Financial Services was one of the most important classes that I took during my UST MBA .  The course gave me practical experience in an emerging economic power.  In the next 20 years, China will...
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No Pain, No Gain – No Matter What

This post was written by Evening UST MBA student Larissa Rodriguez, a full-time marketing and communications executive. We’ve all heard the phrase “no pain, no gain” used in conjunction with working...
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Have you audited your social media presence recently?

Most young professionals today have a presence in one or more social media, including Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and blogs.  When used appropriately, these media can be assets to your career and educational...
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Power Networking – Call or Be Called

A large and engaging audience of nearly 70 UST MBA students, alumni and corporate visitors took part in the March 16 meeting of the Master’s Connection. Our featured presenter, Ron Wacks, spoke on the topic...
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MBA students: focus on your goals, not your grades

Margaret Heffernan, CEO, author and noted business lecturer, has some blunt advice for today's MBA students:  "You’re not there for the grades: you’re there for the learning."  For American students,...
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The TC3 Bowlathon Champions Are…

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the UST MBA Programs, the TC3 Bowlathon brought together 20 teams from corporations throughout the Twin Cities, including Optum Health, Target, General Mills,...
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Challenging the Gender Gap

The gender wage gap is a well-documented, persistent, and worldwide phenomenon wherein women earn, on average, an estimated 9 to 18 percent less than men who have the same job descriptions and equivalent...
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UST MBA victorious in 4th Annual Hockey Cup

It's become a fierce rivalry in just four short years: the annual battle between UST's MBA and JD students on the hockey rink. The MBA students won the first "11th Street Hockey Cup" in 2008, but the law...