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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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Alumni Give Back Through Hearts and Hammers Project

Hearts & Hammers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to aiding elderly and disabled homeowners with exterior home improvement projects, was pleased to have members of the Graduate Business Alumni community help for a third year in a row.
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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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Three Leaders who Embody the Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Entrepreneur Awards ceremony allows Opus College of Business students to meet and network with alumni, successful entrepreneurs from the community and key St. Thomas stakeholders. The event also allows the university, the Opus College of Business and the Morrison Center the opportunity to publicly renew their commitment to and support of the entrepreneurial spirit.
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Shifts in relationships… and how to stay with it (unless you want out)

In a world where are constantly interacting with others through email, social media, and many other grand things that smartphones provide (such as Words with Friends or Draw Something), a company’s brand will fall behind if they do not understand these shifts occurring in how consumers interact with their brands.
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Going for the win-win

Students in the Business Law and Ethics in the European Union class met with a worldwide food production company and representatives from the European Commission in Belgium, and in Germany met with legal professionals from the German Institution of Arbitration. The underlying message from each of these meetings was no matter what, when it comes to international business, you should aim for win-win.
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Dick Schulze, the Man

In the 10 years I have known Dick Schulze, both in his role as a University of St. Thomas trustee and as the chair of the Opus College of Business Strategic Board of Governors, writes Opus College of Business Dean Chris Puto, he has always acted with the highest standard of integrity and unquestioned commitment to his values, which include fairness, honesty and loyalty.
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Evening UST MBA Profile: Vince Schultz

“When I started researching universities and talking to others about their experiences at the different schools,"said Schultz, "UST continued to stand out above the other options.”
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Evening UST MBA Profile: Vince Schultz

Vince Schultz tutors UST undergraduate and graduate students in accounting and finance. He never misses a Saturday Badger football game at UW-Madison, and he and his wife are preparing to welcome their first...
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Who holds the keys to your Social Media dashboards?

Recently a friend was lamenting the difficulties associated with the recent departure of two employees from the nonprofit she runs.  She indicated that the pair left under less than amicable terms and days...
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You May Want To Stand Up (Not Sit Down) For This…

On average, how many hours do you spend sitting while in your office each day? If it is under six hours, you are doing better than most. According to a 2010 study by Ipsos, a France based research company, the...
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Tales from Abroad: Negotiations are Hard

Food is the international form of hospitality, writes MBA student Lindsey Buhrmann. On her short term abroad experience she spent time talking about differences in economic and employment issues in each country her class visited.