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.
As Target begins to emerge from crisis mode, yesterday the company named its new CEO. A recent graduate of UST’s Master of Business Communication (MBC) program working at Target shares her key takeaways from the retailer’s recent data breach.
Solome Tibebu '12 has been selected to represent Minnesota among 700 global leaders and young entrepreneurs at the G20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance Summit in Sydney, Australia. Summit participants agreed to push for action in eight areas to create growth small and medium enterprises and reduce youth unemployment.
Rachel Levitt '12 M.B.A. was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis. We asked her to share her process of speaking at Ignite.
Although Kamaj Bailey traveled halfway across the United States to join the Full-time UST MBA program in fall 2012, her geographic relocation has been the least transformative aspect of her MBA experience.
Each year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognizes outstanding women in business for their leadership qualities, drive and commitment to serving the broader Twin Cities community. Among the 51 honorees were four alumni of the Opus College of Business’ graduate business programs.
“There are no bad ideas,” or so the saying goes. But the real worth of an idea lies in the number of problems it can solve or ambiguities it can explain. The same applies to an entrepreneurial venture, writes Sean Higgins, '14 M.B.A.
For Abbey Pieper, a UST MBA was not just a degree, it was a toolbox. Now vice president at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, she uses her MBA every day to stay relevant in the resort industry, specifically in terms of understanding how to approach and solve problems.
Mark Rauenhorst, former chairman and CEO of Opus Corporation, shared his insights on "making it count" in your professional and personal life at the Opus College of Business Class of 2014 graduate commencement ceremony.
So, you’ve got an idea to make health care better, potentially for millions of people. The question is, do you have the passion, determination, persistence and years of patience needed to bring a health care product to market? You’ll need all that and more.
Two St. Thomas-affiliated organizations are amongst the inaugural class of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Eureka! award winners. The awards recognize ground-breaking innovation at companies and nonprofits in the Twin Cities.
When Susan Beatty started her first job at Piper Jaffray, she knew there was something she was missing. A UST MBC filled that void, supplying her with the confidence and skills to succeed as a communications professional in the business world.
Student by night, PR professional by day, Christina Milanowski, social media director and account supervisor at Macabee Public Relations, is working toward her M.B.C.
Prior to joining the Full-time UST MBA program, Rashmi Kandwal spent many years studying and conducting research to earn her Ph.D. in health geographic information systems, focusing on HIV/AIDS in India.
The Minnesota Cup is now open for applications. The statewide new venture competition, similar to St. Thomas’s Fowler Business Concept Challenge, will accept applications through May 9.
The Opus College of Business is proud to have some of its graduates among the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 under 40 list of business leaders.
Drew Kniffin ’09 M.B.A., and Chris Rupp ’06 M.B.A. talk about their time in the UST MBA and how it’s translated to the successes they've found working with international audiences.
The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship is giving all students at St. Thomas inspiration during this first week of class. In just the last two weeks, here’s what’s being said in the local and national media about our entrepreneurs.
Many New Year’s Resolutions are focused on wellness – often in a bloated response to our holiday festivities. The concept of wellness is becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. You may even be finding a new ally in your quest for wellness in an unexpected place – your office.