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.
By Christopher Puto, Dean of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas The recent Wall Street Journal article on shortcoming in undergraduate business majors reflects that medium’s bias in favor of so-called “brand name” schools at the expense of the many outstanding colleges and universities that take the role of business [...]
The 24th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, A Time for Innovation, was held last month at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 900 participants joined by over 750 exhibitors and career fair candidates filled the convention center halls and meeting rooms to hear presentations by diversity experts and to interact with each other. Attendees [...]
ᔥ (via) The Curator’s Code; ↬ On the Media One of the most magical things about the Internet is that it’s a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery – we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an [...]
“The purpose of business is to serve people” was the mantra of one of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures’s founding members, David Koch, the former CEO of Graco Inc. Following four years of research from prominent academics from around the country, the center is nearing the publication of a landmark book, Corporate Responsibility – [...]
The new name for CAPS will be College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
Karen Graham, MBA ’03, can now say she truly has one of the “Best for the World” jobs. Her employer, thedatabank, inc., was recently recognized by B Lab, a nonprofit organization committed to building a portion of the ecomony dedicated to solving social and environmental problems, as one of the ‘Best for the World’ companies. [...]
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The University of St. Thomas will be closed for the Easter holiday April 6 to 9. This post comes from UST’s John A. Ryan Institute, which explores the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business theory and practice by fostering a deeper integration of faith and work. Opus Magnum will return with new posts on [...]
This post is by Craig Pladson, M.B.A. ’10., Director, Interactive Innovation at Colle+McVoy. You can follow Craig on Twitter @craigpladson and read his blog. The market is filled with self-proclaimed experts. People and organizations. Especially the social media kind. There are probably even Pinning and +1’ing experts to be found. Claiming expertise in the world of modern marketing is limiting, if [...]
Four champions of workplace diversity were honored during the 24th annual Multicultural Forum on Workplace Diversity, the nation’s leading conference on diversity and inclusion, March 22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWSQSKpesGE[/youtube] The forum is designed for professionals who manage a diverse workforce, are responsible for diversity within their organization or work with a multicultural clientele. [...]
This post comes from UST’s John A. Ryan Institute, which explores the relationship between the Catholic social tradition and business theory and practice by fostering a deeper integration of faith and work. Friday, Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, presented Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection, at the XXIV [...]
An informative and engaging Master’s Connection on “What Is Your Why?” presented by Jeffry Brown and Dan Wallace from Catalytic Innovation saw more than 80 MBA students and alumni in attendance last week—during spring break no less. The interactive discussion on this interesting topic focused on personal and corporate viewpoints and ‘why’ we do things [...]
By Ron James, UST Center for Ethical Business Cultures Over the last few months, CEBC has sponsored two webinars and participated in a panel discussion hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). In reflection, three themes were highlighted: the importance of transparency, trust and truth in building high standards of ethics and integrity. First, [...]
This fall will mark 30 years since my first work in public relations, as an intern for the Bemidji Community Arts Council. At the time, I was attempting to create a concentration in “PR” at a school that had only broadcast and print journalism options. In truth, the only thing less impressive than the advice [...]
Super Bowl XLVI featured several celebrity endorsers, including Clint Eastwood, writes Susie Eckstein. Companies spend a significant amount of money on these promotions. Why are they willing to take the risk of aligning with a celebrity?
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. Every day we read many articles that analyze strategic business mistakes made by large corporations worldwide. Some of these articles make sense, some don’t but the bottom line is that most of these articles [...]
The performance will feature seminary and university choirs along with organist David Jenkins.
He will present and take questions on developments in physics and mathematics on Creation, the “Big Bang Theory,” and the complementarity between new physics, philosophy and theology.
Emily Pearl grew up in Vadnais Heights, Minn., the youngest of four children. She remembers a particular childhood game she and her siblings would play which was called “Bigger or Better.” This game consisted of finding a starting object, usually a rock. With the rock in tow, they would knock on the neighbors’ doors and [...]