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.
Being from Beijing, China it took Maria Wang ’13 M.B.A. a while to get comfortable with the rules of American business culture. “I appreciate that the UST MBA program allows me to start practicing early enough before I totally embarrass myself in front of my future colleagues and business associates,” she says. “Simply beginning with a firm handshake, I am adapting in various business events as well as comparing how people from different backgrounds interact with each other in this special environment.”
One of the biggest considerations in pursuing a graduate education is cost. But while graduate school is never cheap, the University of St. Thomas has worked to make our MBA program as attainable as possible. Our efforts have been recognized was recently recognized by US News as the third most affordable private business school in the country.
The Entrepreneur Awards ceremony allows Opus College of Business students to meet and network with alumni, successful entrepreneurs from the community and key St. Thomas stakeholders. The event also allows the university, the Opus College of Business and the Morrison Center the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to and support of the entrepreneurial spirit.
KAMPALA, UGANDA – The miracle workers are busy here these days.
In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says “Eddwaliro,” Ugandan for “health care,” in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.
In a world where are constantly interacting with others through email, social media, and many other grand things that smartphones provide (such as Words with Friends or Draw Something), a company’s brand will fall behind if they do not understand these shifts occurring in how consumers interact with their brands.
Last week, students in the Business Law and Ethics in the European Union class met with a worldwide food production company and representatives from the European Commission in Belgium, and in Germany met with legal professionals from the German Institution of Arbitration. The underlying message from each of these meetings was no matter what, when it comes to international business, you should aim for win-win.
UST’s High Performance Health Care blog recently talked with Peter Southard, Ph.D., an assistant professor of operations and supply chain management, about his research on capital investment decisions in health care.
In the 10 years I have known Dick Schulze, both in his role as a University of St. Thomas trustee and as the chair of the Opus College of Business Strategic Board of Governors, writes Opus College of Business Dean Chris Puto, he has always acted with the highest standard of integrity and unquestioned commitment to his values, which include fairness, honesty and loyalty.
100 Strong Who Care is an initiative of Minneapolis Public Schools that has developed partnerships with employee resource groups and other business units to provide “inspirational models” for students and encourage them to graduate college and pursue successful careers.
Vince Schultz tutors UST undergraduate and graduate students in accounting and finance. He never misses a Saturday Badger football game at UW-Madison, and he and his wife are preparing to welcome their first baby this summer. He is also an Evening UST MBA student. Vince grew up in Plymouth, MN before attending UW-Madison where he [...]
Recently a friend was lamenting the difficulties associated with the recent departure of two employees from the nonprofit she runs. She indicated that the pair left under less than amicable terms and days later her remaining staff found themselves locked out of administrative access to the organization’s Facebook page. Further, one of the individuals had [...]
On average, how many hours do you spend sitting while in your office each day? If it is under six hours, you are doing better than most. According to a 2010 study by Ipsos, a France based research company, the average US employee sits for 6 hours per day in front of their computers and [...]
Food is the international form of hospitality, writes MBA student Lindsey Buhrmann. On her short term abroad experience she spent time talking about differences in economic and employment issues in each country her class visited.
April’s active market for single-family homes priced under $14o,000 is one of several positive signs for the Twin Cities’ real estate market. While it’s not a term often used to describe the housing market, a University of St. Thomas real estate professor observed that “the market for single-family homes priced under $140,000 has become quite [...]
Minnesota business and professional leaders gathered last week to honor three companies with the 2012 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA). The MBEA recognizes Minnesota businesses that exemplify and promote ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community. Award recipients are recognized by MBEA judges in three company size categories: small (under 100 employees), [...]
This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group and co-founder of the Russian technology blog Gridder.ru. It might be interesting to know what Ballmer and Elop are sitting and thinking right now. Two arrogant people, who do not believe in the laws of branding and who thought that their product [...]
The Class of 2012 earned their degrees Saturday at the Opus College of Business commencement ceremony. Check back here for more media from the ceremony: photos, video, transcripts. [custom_field field="commencementssp12" limit="0" between=", " /]
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead It was August 2010 when the Class of 2012 started their Full-time MBA program at UST. This would also mark my 2-month anniversary of employment in the MBA program [...]
As the 2012 Opus College of Business graduates get ready to enter or re-enter the workforce or re-energize their workplace, we wanted to share a Q&A with Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the ethics and business law department, about his research on meaningful work. Q. What do you mean by “meaningful work”? A. Meaningful work refers not [...]
This post is from the Spring 2012 edition of B. Magazine There is an allure to country living. Rural residents revel in songbirds, vibrant night skies and a pace of life that rewards quiet and solitude. But like their urban brethren, when health issues arise country residents desire quality, accessibility and affordable care. Unfortunately, statistics [...]
In just the second year of the Full-time UST MBA Class Gift program, students in the program already have set an unbreakable record – 100-percent participation in its Class Gift campaign. With the contributions of students, alumni and a matching gift from Dr. Christopher Puto, dean of the Opus College of Business, the 2012 Full-time UST [...]