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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...
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Jargon Genesis: Like

Our usual Jargon Genesis author, Shanna, is on vacation this week, so this week's post comes by way of, TYWKIWDBI, a blog of Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently, that recently discovered...
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Strategic %$&#@! Swearing

Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't was recently interviewed on HBR's Ideacast on "The Subtleties of...
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NBMBAA Golf Classic supports Leaders of Tomorrow

The National Black MBA Association - Twin Cities Chapter hosted its second annual "Leaders of Tomorrow Golf Classic" this week at Braemar Golf Course in Edina. The event brought together professionals from...
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New MBA Students Begin a Lifetime of Learning

The class of 2012 in the Full-time UST MBA program began their studies Monday. The first week of the program, orientation,  is called Launch--and for good reason: the incoming class was quickly launched into...
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CEBC Announces Best Paper Competitions

To promote and recognize research in corporate responsibility, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) at the Universit of St. Thomas has launched two best paper competitions – both titled the CEBC...
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Jargon Genesis: Across the Board

“Management is making cuts ‘across the board’ to balance the budget next year.” Isn’t that an unpleasant phrase to hear at a company meeting? We all know that “across the board” means inclusive...
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MN Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Business Issues on Campus

The Opus College of Business hosted the three major party candidates for Minnesota governor—Representative Tom Emmer (R), former Senator Mark Dayton (D), and Mr. Tom Horner (I)—for a debate Tuesday moderated by Dean Christopher Puto. The candidates outlined their strategies for job creation, economic growth and energy issues.
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The Talented Woman behind “House of Talents”

Has answering the telephone ever changed your life?  For entrepreneur and Full-time UST MBA alumna Kate Herzog, it did!   Kate had recently visited the University of St. Thomas’ Full-time MBA website and...
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Jargon Genesis: Actionable

In the last Jargon Genesis, we learned that business people shamelessly stole “benchmark” from surveyors. The time before, it was the poor circus folks that originated the “bandwagon,” which we stole....
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The outsourcing forecast: Becoming cloudy

For the past 20 years, outsourcing has reshaped the world's economy.  Most manufacturing operations have shifted to developing countries, while technology service providers have thrived in countries such...
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“Hey” is for horses

Working in admissions gives me the opportunity to have frequent contact with interested parties and applicants to the Full-time MBA program.  Recently, I’ve noticed a shift in tone when it comes to email...
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Jargon Genesis: Benchmark

Have you ever benchmarked your product against competitors to determine your place in the market? Have you stopped to think where “benchmark” came from? Well, you have surveyors to thank for this week’s...
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How to improve your academic preparation for the MBA

With the start of the new academic year less than a month away, I thought this blog post from mba.com was very timely.  Incoming MBA students often ask our admissions and student life team about how they can...
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Alternatives to the traditional MBA degree

Having worked with MBA programs for almost a decade, I have seen time and again how useful an MBA education can be for students with various educational backgrounds, professional experiences, and career...
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Jargon Genesis: Jump on the Bandwagon

It seems fitting that politicians would adopt a technique and its related jargon that was initially used by circus performers. I’ve often felt like I was at a circus when watching a political debate. But I...