In part 2 of this Q&A looking back on his UST MBA experience, Dave Turnham details the impact his education has had on his career.
For Evening UST MBA student Dave Turhnam, the decision to pursue the degree took strong consideration. With a wife, a small child, and ten years of work experience already on his resume, was an MBA really worth it?
With continued news of layoffs and organizational changes all around us, we don’t often hear the stories of those who made a choice to leave a stable job because it was what they needed at the time or their current position was no longer a good fit.
Alumnus Sean Higgins suggests 3 questions to ask when considering an MBA.
As an MBA alumnus, Susie Eckstein could explain the value of an MBA from the perspective of an accountant, economist or marketer but she would rather approach the question from the value of the intangibles.
What can Trader Joe’s teach us about disruptive innovation to the health care industry?
The Opus College of Business was proud to sponsor the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40. These are high-achievers who have launched companies and rebuilt them; they lead our cities; they've shaped and saved lives.
"Our ethical lives can’t just be molded in our classrooms or through gaining the knowledge of what not to do. An ethical individual – an ethical business person – is crafted through attentive and active charity."
The Opus College of Business recently hosted Career Insights: What Recruiters Want to help those searching for their first job or their next challenge find out how to best present themselves to recruiters
While there has yet to be a single definition that encompasses the totality of leadership, we do know that the majority of leaders share certain characteristics. Leaders are responsible for effectiveness. Leaders must be charismatic. Leaders are obligated to provide and maintain momentum. Leaders must offer perspective and be key in developing, expressing and defending values.
We are all human beings with same basic needs and values, writes Sweety Shrestha '09 M.B.C. Our differences in perspective and opinions are instilled within us by the society and the environment we grow up in.
"Getting a master’s degree doesn't flip a magical switch that automatically enters you into a new job, status, or an upgraded lifestyle," writes Jake Turner '13 M.B.A. "I’d argue though that the act of going through school increases potential all along the way."
If we don’t plan, we have no shot at winning in the year ahead, says guest blogger Patrick J. Stroh '03 M.B.A. And if we don’t execute against that plan in 2015, we will certainly fail.
A graduate of the Executive UST MBA program, Aba El Haddi has engaged in social entrepreneurship ventures, worked in universities, finance, government and the data storage industry. Now he has founded EndureData Inc.
How does a person best transition, or position themselves to being promoted into a CFO position? Guest blogger and alumnus Joe Reardon has the answers.
Graduate Business Career Services hosted their Corporate Partner Reception last month, and recognized their champions, each of whom are a part of helping the Opus College of Business in developing global business leaders.
Robert Senkler, CEO of Securian Financial Group, shared some great advice with the crowd at the 2014 Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
We reached out to Tom Horner ’72, president of Horner Strategies for his insights on this year’s election. If Minnesota is to be successful, he writes, all future workers must be educated, healthy and able to focus on their jobs. Poverty takes a lot of energy and attention away from work.
The National Retail Federation estimates $7.4 billion in Halloween retail sales, up from the $6.9 billion in 2013. Sales of everything from decorations to candy to costumes were up this year as the holiday fell on a Friday. Alicia Johnston, ’11 MBC, shares more about Halloween, the costume industry and first Official Costumes’ pop-up store in Woodbury.
At the urging of one of his professors, Aaron Engler ’12 M.B.A., entered a restaurant ranking idea into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. He won the graduate division competition in 2012.
Three of Minnesota’s most successful entrepreneurs were honored at the 25th annual Entrepreneur Awards ceremony.
With poverty comes fear, stress, and a shift of priorities. Poverty can shape who a person is and what a person can become. Recent graduate Vernon Rowland ’14 M.B.A. knows this firsthand, and is shaped by it. But he never allowed it to be an excuse.
The Fowler Business Concept Challenge is an entrepreneurial competition, but "it’s not just for students who study entrepreneurship. Many of the competition’s best ideas come from students across campus, who see a better way of doing something in their field of study,” says David Deeds.
With around 1.8 million annual visitors, The Great Minnesota Get-Together is something many look forward to all summer long. Why you may ask? Fried food on a stick and giveaways!
"I was amazed to see what the power of bringing together young entrepreneurs—those who are in the trenches—could do to come up with the most of course creative solutions to tackle youth unemployment," said Solome Tibebu ’12.