Opus College of Business

Jordan Drilling Solutions

Creating the American Dream

When Misael Jordan came to the United States from Panama in 1999, he found construction work drilling underground to lay cable, conduit and electrical wiring. He worked his way up to foreman, and in 2011 decide...
Alec Johnson

Outside Consultant Features Alec Johnson

On Sunday, December 6, Alec Johnson, an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Jo...
Ron Fowler '66, Nikhil Dama, Tim van Laarhoven, Laura Dunham, Ph.D. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Home-cooked Meals Take Home Top Prize in Fowler

A platform to sell authentic, home-cooked meals, an online retailer of discount appliances and a menu reader for the blind, brought home the top prizes at the 7th annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge.Th...
The name placard outside of '85, the video game and recreation space inside the Anderson Student Center, is shown January 25, 2012

New Maker Space Slated for Anderson Student Center

Thanks to a collaboration between the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and the Division of Student Affairs, St. Thomas will have its first maker space for students who are interested in creating things, either for their own personal enrichment or for potential future business opportunities.
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Professional Notes for Nov. 24, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Dave Brennan, Mark DelCogliano, Massimo Faggioli, Ken Goodpaster, T. Dean Maines, Mike Naughton, Brian Shapiro, Shersten Johnson, Jennifer McGuire, Phil Rolnick, Buffy Smith, Artika Tyner, Bob Werner; staff Jim Rogers; and students Shannon Kelly and Meaghan Scott.
Alum Kelly Larmon '97 (psychology) '03 M.B.A poses for an portrait in Aquinas Hall October 15, 2015. Taken for CAS Spotlight magazine.

Q & A with Kelly Larmon ’97, M.B.A. ’03

After her undergraduate career, Kelly Larmon returned to St. Thomas to earn an M.B.A. in 2003, and continued on to Hamline University School of Law, earning her J.D. She believes in the value of a liberal arts education, getting involved and seizing opportunities.
Luigi Bernardi ('85, MBA) receives the John F. Cade Award for outstanding achievement as an entrepreneur from UST President Dr. Julie Sullivan during the 2015 Entrepreneurship Awards gala in the Schulze Grand Atrium in the School of Law building in downtown Minneapolis on November 19, 2015. Bernardi is president of Aurora Investments LLC, a real estate firm based in Edina. Standing in the background is Michael L. Reger ('00 MBA) president and CEO of Norther Oil & Gas, Inc, and 2014 recipient of the John F. Cade Award.

St. Thomas Honors Alumni Entrepreneurs

St. Thomas alumni have been honored for achievements as entrepreneurs by the John M. Morrison Center for Entrepreneurship in the Opus College of Business.
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Local Music + Entrepreneurship Collide in Atlanta

This is a guest blog from the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship Artist in Residence, Malik Watkins ’08, stagename: MaLLy. Watkins, along with Sociology major Zander Tsadwa and English major James Mite, attende...
The glowing clock tower of Terrence Murphy Hall is seen against the Minneapolis skyline the night of October 5, 2015.

Opus College of Business Earns National Recognition

The Evening UST MBA program offered by the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is among the best in the country, according to the annual Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools 2015 list.
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Professional Notes for Oct. 21, 2015

This week's notes feature faculty Jennifer Awes-Freeman, Father Juan Miguel Betancourt, John Froula, David Jamieson, Shersten Johnson, David Kelley, Ray MacKenzie, Deborah Savage, Angela Senander, William Stevenson, Phil Stoltzfus, AnnMarie Thomas, Artika Tykner and Christian Washburn; and students Jackie Milbrandt (also staff) and Caitlin Woodard.
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Almost $60,000 available to Tommie students!

Your chance at $10,000 is right around the corner! This year’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge submission deadline is November 2, and submissions are starting to roll in. The Fowler is for anyone with a busin...
Buddy's Nut Butter

The Local Peanut That Could

Entrepreneurship Andrew Kincheloe '12 turned his favorite childhood food into Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter, a thriving brand that's now sold in 300 stores across five Midwestern states.
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Clean Slate: Henkel Launches a New U.S. Detergent

When German manufacturing giant Henkel partnered with Walmart to bring its flagship laundry detergent, Persil, to the American marketplace, it knew it needed not only a new brand but an attention-getting marketing campaign to appeal to U.S. consumers.