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Finding stories in data

I'm a big fan of well-done presentations, like many of those found at TED Talks, and I find that one characteristic of those presentations is good data. So often we see the simple bar graph or pie chart, but...
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A man of high energy and accomplishment

Disclaimer: reading this profile may leave you feeling vicariously exhausted. Full-time UST MBA Brett Wong is a man of high energy and accomplishment. He spent his formative years in Boulder, Colorado, where...
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Jargon Genesis: Play by ear

“Play by ear” has infiltrated the English language to mean that a situation is handled in an impromptu manner, not pre-planned. In the business world, I have most often heard it used in the context of...
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Jargon Genesis: Thrown Under the Bus

For some weeks, I’ve wondered where “thrown under the bus,” and its variations originated. Unfortunately, my etymological research availed little. I like to think the phrase comes from a...
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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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Student Profile: Annemarie Hansen

Evening UST MBA student Annemarie Hansen realized that “incorporating business practices into non-profit organization management is fundamental.” Annemarie Hansen embodies the claim that a UST MBA can...
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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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Zen and the Art of…Business Communications?

Back in high school, or shortly after, a close friend recommended a book he claimed changed his life. I’ve meant to read it for all those years since, and happened to buy it this summer for one of my sons....
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UST MBA Forum featuring Kaplan GMAT Preparation

The UST MBA Forum featuring Kaplan GMAT Preparation takes place Saturday, September 25. Register online! I am regularly asked, “Is the GMAT required to get into the UST MBA Program?” To which I respond,...
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Interesting Jobs

From time to time we'll bring you a little idea of what life is like in different lines of work. Here's one with no MBA required, just electrical expertise, a lot of strength...and...
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Poverty and Prosperity

Evening UST MBA student, Mustafa Omar, says, “I look at poverty as an untapped asset, not a social liability,” and he would know. Mustafa Omar was born in war-torn Afghanistan to an academic family. His...
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UST to host lecture on economic development in China

The Ping An School was formally established in 2006 to train employees of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., which was established in 1988 in Shekou, Shenzhen. The group is the first insurance...
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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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MBA Applicants: What's on your mind?

An article posted on businessweek.com yesterday announced that, contrary to popular belief, salary increases are not the main motivator for students to apply to MBA programs.  While the desire to learn about...
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UST MBA programs visit Target Field

On Tuesday night, students and staff from the Evening and Full-time UST MBA programs braved the chilly autumn winds to watch the Minnesota Twins defeat the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.  The highlight...