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Four Visions of the Minneapolis Riverfront

Four competing design firms presented their visions in late January for how to improve a large portion of the Mississippi River corridor in Minneapolis north of downtown. The teams were asked to propose how...
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Making MBA Résumés Stand Out

This post is by Sara Christenson, a first-year Full-time UST MBA student. Business students are expected to join case competitions and hold many leadership positions to increase the marketability of their...
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Two UST MBA teams reach ACG Cup finals

Last Thursday, February 3, five teams of students from the Full-time UST MBA program competed in the preliminary round of the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Cup.  This is a case competition in which...
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Cookies Right Here, Right Now

While visiting family in North Dakota, my seven year old niece approached me asking if I’d like to purchase Girl Scout cookies.  My sister-in-law was quick to point out that the ordering system had...
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Project HMC – an MBA Student's Journey to Uganda

Two Full-time UST MBA students recently returned from a J-term Study Abroad trip to Uganda. Not your typical MBA study abroad experience, we wanted to share with Opus Magnum readers some of the experience,...
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Jargon Genesis: Throw in the Towel

“If we don’t get any traction with our sales in Asia this year, we’ll have to throw in the towel.” Ever wondered about that phrase? You who are fans of boxing might be well versed in its etymology....
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Q&A on Managing a Partner in Business and in Life

Teresa J. Rothausen-Vange, Ph.D., professor of management at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, with primary responsibility as Leader Development Professor in the full-time UST MBA...
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Riding the Waves of a Sea Change

This post was written by Evening UST MBA student Larissa Rodriguez, a full-time marketing and communications executive. Two weeks from Monday I begin my last semester (ever!) as an MBA grad student. This...
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MBA supplies: calculator, textbooks…passport?

It's no surprise to Opus Magnum readers that commerce is truly global today.  Large international conglomerates choose locations for their operations based on factors such as cost, availability of efficient...
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The signature St. Thomas look

This post is republished from The Bulletin. Much of the Anderson Student Center is encased in plastic these days. But peel back the plastic and you might be surprised at what you find. More than 30 masons...
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MBA: The first step to a career in…politics?

While the nation's elected officials come from a wide variety of professional and educational backgrounds, law degrees are the most common type of advanced degree held by American politicians.  Our current...
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Twin Cities No. 4 Job Market In U.S.

A new report by Forbes Magazine calls the Twin Cities one of the nation’s top job markets, perhaps offering a little hope for people who have long been looking for work.  --Lindsey Seavert, WCCO-TV The...
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Textbook trends: do you prefer print or digital?

It seems that the days of the humble printed textbook, while they may be numbered, have not yet come to an end.  I was very surprised to read the results of a survey by the Book Industry Study Group showing...
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Why You Should Get Your MBA

This post is by Craig Pladson, M.B.A. '10., Director of Interactive Strategy at Colle+McVoy. You can follow Craig on Twitter @craigpladson and read his blog. When I talk to people about getting my MBA, two...
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How do you land a major client for the first time?

Lorman Lundsten, chair of the Marketing Department recently took to the the Star Tribune's Business Q&A Column: Q: How do you land a major, name-brand, client for the first time without having other name...
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St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation

Business education at the University of St. Thomas -- a hallmark of the university since adding a “commercial course” to its liberal arts curriculum in 1895 -- has earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) effective immediately.
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7 Billion

The world's population will hit the 7 billion mark this year. National Geographic gives some context to what that really means....
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A New Year and a New Love for Google

I have just discovered www.google.com/publicdata, and I think I’m in love. Admittedly, I am “one of those” who can’t wait for the census data to be released. Yes, American FactFinder is one of my...
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Happy holidays!

The University of St. Thomas is closed from December 23 through January 2 for the Christmas and New Year holidays.  Enjoy your holiday season, and we'll be back with new Opus Magnum blog content on January...