As director of the Evening UST MBA Program and a proud 2009 alumnus, I know firsthand the challenges of completing a rigorous graduate program while balancing a full-time job with other family and personal responsibilities. My wife and I both earned M.B.A.s while working full-time, and our weeknights were often filled by our two kids’ [...]
This post, by Neil Hamilton and Verna Monson, Ph.D. comes from the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership blog and was published in Minnesota Lawyer on April 16, 2012 Over a century ago, entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie observed “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision – the ability to direct individual accomplishment toward [...]
May 19, 2012 will be a momentous day for Annelise Larson and her classmates. That will be the day when they walk across the stage in the new Anderson Athletic and Recreation Complex, receive their diplomas and start a new stage of life. For Larson, it will mean chasing a dream job in organizational development [...]
As Americans continue to battle debt and the economy still sputters, the 19th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue on April 10 featured provocative discussion around the culture of consumerism and its impact on happiness. Keynote speaker Dr. James A. Roberts ’82, Baylor University marketing professor, researcher and author of Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don’t [...]
Q. I’ve noticed an explosion of interest in Pinterest.com. How can I determine if it is a worthy pursuit for the marketing of my business? Does it deserve resources that would otherwise be invested in other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter? Albert Hepp Buyself Realty Inc. A. The dilemma you face regarding Pinterest.com will continue to haunt [...]
In little over a month—June 5—the GMAT exam will include a new section: Integrated Reasoning. Today’s post, by GMAC’s Lawrence Rudner, vice president for research and evaluation comes from the Official GMAT Blog and asks, “Do I really need to worry about the new IR section?” This 12 question, 30-minute section introduces new item formats requiring you to effectively [...]
Thomas A. Musil, D.P.A., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented his research on Regulation of Real Estate Development Through the Use of Community Benefit Agreements. Here then are five questions with Prof. Musil: Q. What are Community Benefit Agreements? A. CBAs establish a process for real estate developers to include community objectives as [...]
Ten years ago I attended a meeting organized by Dennis Todora as he attempted to bring together a “dream team” to start a software company. He and I became partners with a handful of others and had a good little run, starting with microscopic investments and building on “sweat equity” and revenue (a story for [...]
The class originally set a fundraising goal of $450 to pay for one woman’s obstetric fistula operation but quickly upped the ante and raised nearly $1,000.
The St. Thomas Students in Free Enterprise team won its third consecutive regional championship this week at the SIFE USA Regional Competition in Chicago. The UST SIFE team has qualified for the national competition next month in Kansas City. From the UST Bulletin: Every year SIFE teams across the world create and implement a variety [...]
As a non-native Minnesotan one thing that strikes me is how loyal Minnesotans are to this land of 10,000+ lakes. Don’t get me wrong, this state, specifically the Twin Cities, has much to offer from boasting home to 20 Fortune 500 companies (third largest of any U.S. metro) to an array of outdoor adventures appeasing any [...]
This post is by Dr. Rodney G. Alsup from myeEMBA, a Blog designed to help MBA students live and work smarter while earning their MBA degree. Alsup has almost 30 years of higher education teaching and administrative experience, most of which is working with MBA students. While reading a recent article by Jeff Haden, “8 Qualities [...]
To highlight our faculty research, we’re introducing a new Q&A column today on Opus Magnum. Dobrina Georgieva, Ph.D., assistant professor in the finance department recently presented her research on the impact of laws, regulations, and culture on cross-border joint ventures. Here then are five questions with Prof. Georgieva. Q. How would you summarize your research on cross-border [...]
last month, CEBC conducted its fifth session in the series Beyond Compliance: Conversations about Strategies and Practices for Sustaining Ethical Cultures, focused on the role that balancing the interests of stakeholders plays in shaping and sustaining ethical cultures. Member company representatives from a range of disciplines participated. Our conversation starter was Kenneth Goodpaster, Ph.D., holder [...]
Trends in cancer care
In 2011, two Opus College of Business faculty members launched a study of more than 70 health care organizations. The outcome will assist these organizations in meeting the demands and challenges of a new, more transparent and more competitive market.