Nicole Williams, connection director at LinkedIn, talks about key factors you should consider when making that big decision to get a graduate degree and what you need to figure out beforehand to get the most out of the program.
During U.S. Bank Financial Education Day, 100 Minneapolis high school students recently filled the halls of UST’s Minneapolis campus to increase their financial literacy and take charge of their personal finances.
Check out a few aspects the GMAT creators take into consideration regarding bias. The GMAT creators are attempting to eliminate hidden biases, as they can add an additional layer of challenge to an already difficult test for international and minority students.
Kris Sharockman, director of the University of St. Thomas MS in Accountancy program shares how she can make a difference to the Haitian community and fulfill the St. Thomas mission of working to advance the common good.
There are various ways to address the most common questions of an MBA application essay. The staff at The University of St. Thomas MBA admissions office have shared a couple of tips regarding this important subject.
According to Forbes magazine, the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul have moved up in their ranking, and now sit at #22 amongst the 100 best places for business and careers
The Global Business Education (GBE) Initiative from the Opus College of Business, has open a new blog to begin building a community of individuals with an active interest in the development of meaningful globally-oriented experiences.
Have you ever felt like an experience was better because it felt like “time flew by”? Research by Aaron Sackett, assistant professor of marketing, looks to prove this area of consumer behavior.
UST alumnus, Grant Campbell, shares with us how the St. Thomas real estate program provided him with the exposure and tools to excel as a professional in the real estate business industry.
Three Opus College of Business students discuss some of the lessons learned by organizing the first-ever Midwest Tomato Fest.
The event founders used their entrepreneurial, marketing and business skills to throw 200,000 pounds of overripe tomatoes
To many people, the discipline of “operations” calls to mind the mundane movements of assembly lines, or perhaps the landscape of boxes in a warehouse. But Dr. Sheneeta White sees operations differently, and brings her perspective to her students at both the undergraduate and MBA level.
Lisa Abendroth, associate professor in the marketing department recently presented research she conducted with James Heyman on the ethical implications and role of incentives in word of mouth marketing. We hear about celebrities being paid to tweet about brands or students being offered perks to talk about products, but how does this change the effectiveness of the message? We asked Profesor Abendroth five questions to find out.
This month, the GMAT added a new section called Integrated Reasoning in place of one of the essays. Their blog discussed the relevance of this new section in B-school and beyond: I thought I would share with you the perspectives of test takers who have participated in our research to develop the Integrated Reasoning section [...]
Question Scrubadoo.com is an e-commerce site through which we sell brand-name uniforms for both the medical and restaurant industries nationally. My question is about winning the local market. It would be incredibly helpful for us to build a strong local customer base to help stabilize revenue and provide a platform to continue to expand nationally. Unfortunately, [...]
Prices and sales volume continue to increase while the number of homes for sale is at a historically low level; these are signs that the market is taking steps in the right direction, according to the Residential Real Estate Price Report Index, a monthly analysis of the 13-county Twin Cities area prepared by the Shenehon [...]
I recently traveled to New York to participate in a panel discussion hosted at the New York Stock Exchange. I joined Marty Evans, board member and compensation committee chair for Office Depot and board member of Weight Watchers, and Gary Hourihan, senior vice president of Farient Advisors, LLC, a compensation consulting firm. Together, we explored [...]
As a final year student of Health Care UST MBA cohort 18, I have been challenged with in-depth knowledge regarding the current health care system and the various problems that still exist, such as the rapidly-increasing health care costs, number of uninsured individuals, questionability of the ongoing health care reform, shortage of primary care physicians, etc. The [...]
All across the country, the new full-time MBA class of 2014 is preparing for their journey… not quite sure what to expect about the road ahead of them, but definitely ready to dive into the list of items that they received as part of their admitted student acceptance packet.
In a debriefing conversation with Scott Rader about his teaching the UST MBC course “Communication Technology” via the Internet, an unforeseen development occurred. Scott informed me that on a student peer-evaluation of final project presentations (which I attended), one student noted that I had been “nasty.”
While we all have our own beliefs and feelings about the issue of marriage equality, and we all need to respect the beliefs and values of each other, what makes the decision of General Mills significant is that they are basing it on the business case, saying that for them to continue to attract and retain the best possible talent of all cultures and orientations, it is imperative that everyone feel valued and included in the society where they live.
Ron Johnson, CEO of JCP (J.C. Penney’s for everyone who has not adopted the company’s new branding) has an impressive resume of retail successes. Now that he has taken the reigns of JCP, he is working to reenergize the company that, quite simply, was in need of a new strategy.
Delivering the keynote address at the 13th Annual Minnesota Business Ethics Awards Luncheon, John Taft, chief executive officer of RBC Wealth Management – U.S., addressed the pressing need for restoring hope in Wall Street. Taft candidly stated that “the Wall Street culture is broken and needs to be fixed.”
Hearts & Hammers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding elderly and disabled homeowners with exterior home improvement projects, was pleased to have members of the Graduate Business Alumni community help for a third year in a row.