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Networking Advice for the Alphabet Bash

Alphabet Bash features Mike Porter, Director of the University of St. Thomas’ Masters of Business Communication Program. He offers advice to students and new graduates looking to start a career.
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MBA Application Advice: the Essay

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.
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Faculty profile: Dr. Sheneeta White

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.
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It’s Definitely a Roberts Court

Senator Dave Durenberger shares his reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act and thoughts on where we should go from here.
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Disclosure of Incentives in Word of Mouth Marketing – 5 Questions for Prof. Abendroth

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.
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GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Is it Relevant?

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...
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Health Care Technology Impact: Cloud Computing

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...
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The summer before B-school: Advice to the Incoming Class

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.
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Opus Magnum: It’s about time!

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.”
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General Mills Takes a Stand

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.
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Restoring Hope in Wall Street

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.”
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10 Tips on Doing Business in China

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."
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St. Thomas MBA Program Ranks Third Most Affordable in U.S.

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.
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Reason for Hope

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.