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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...
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Here's the Memo on Effective Business Writing

The Wall Street Journal recently featured an interesting article about the communication skills of M.B.A. students, or more accurately, the lack of effective business communication skills.  Many M.B.A....
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Thoughts on social media’s impact on social change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFZ0z5Fm-Ng In his 1975 book Discipline and Punish, French author  Michel Foucault suggests that the real power of a “law” manifests  in the way such policies or edicts...
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Is the Verizon Wireless brand losing human touch?

This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX57nGKL9l4 If you look back about a year and a half and watch some of...
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Health Care UST MBA Alumnus Receives Courage to Lead Award

Carl Patow, M.D., M.P.H., '08 M.B.A., F.A.C.S., vice president and executive director of HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education, has been honored with the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
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Microfinance: Ethical Advice to Interested Parties

The Third Annual CEBC Ethics Case Competition provided three teams of graduate students in the Full-time UST MBA program an opportunity to compete and be evaluated on their ability analyze a complex business issue, uncover the legal and ethical challenges associated with the topic and develop a policy recommendation.
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Everything Old is New Again

Having recently purchased my first home in July, I’ve become consumed with decorating this 1956 rambler with time-appropriate materials.  Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you my once mild interest...
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Perspectives from half a world away…

Full-time UST MBA student Trevor Mulvey, pictured at right, told me upon returning from his trip to Asia that it was an amazing learning experience that he felt all MBA students should be required to take part in.