What's the best way to reward an associate without wreaking havoc on team dynamics? In an ideal scenario, everyone on the team should understand the criteria for rewards and have the same opportunity and resources to achieve the reward.
The popular Swedish home furniture products company IKEA has its sights set on expanding its well-known footprint. The next endeavor for the company revolves around building entire communities where people will be able to live, work, stay and play.
Michael Porter, director of the Master of Business Communication program shares his thoughts on best practices in accounting for a social media consultant.
A domino scenario exhibits a couple of management issues that significantly impact communication, marketing and branding issues in your customer experience.
Solome Tibebu, recent UST graduate, has been declared the winner of the student division of the Minnesota Cup, an annual statewide new venture competition.
If you walk into that 8 a.m. meeting or class with a wrinkled polo shirt half way tucked in and trousers that are a little too tight, why should your boss trust you with that important time sensitive project? Howard Leifman, a HR Consultant, and Heather Tran from Theory give business professionals basic tips on how to "dress for success".
While most MBA programs have orientation sessions of various lengths, we at the University of St. Thomas host Launch Week. Launch is a time to get acclimated to the expectations of MBA life as well as get to know the group of people with whom the Class of 2014 will spend the next 21-months.
Poets and Quants, a favorite B-School-related blog, recently broke down the news that some schools aren’t strongly considering the new Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT…yet.
The board of directors of the Carlson Companies has selected chief financial officer and OCB alumna Trudy Rautio ’84 M.B.A., a 15-year Carlson executive, to replace outgoing CEO Hubert Joly in heading the company
The process of effective evaluation helps to set and maintain standards of performance, to measure progress, to recognize achievement, and to motivate others. However, providing negative feedback is not always eassy.
According to the Minnesota Grape Growers Association, the Upper Mississippi River Valley may soon be top of mind when looking for good wine.
In spite of the drought that is affecting major swaths of the Midwest, many U.S. farmers will do just fine this year.
You can be whatever you want to be. We say that a lot, but what we really mean is: You can be whatever you want to be, but first you need a college degree. Freakonomics Radio took a look at the value of education and the dark-side of educational credentials (fake diplomas!).
While many spectators enjoy the great athleticism and sportsmanship that takes place during the Olympic Games, it can be easy to overlook the economic and real estate development that the Olympic Games can provide for the host city
One facet to increasing productivity is taking time off--real time off, not a vacation spent with one thumb on the iPhone at all times.
There are hot-button words used in business, but consider the words “why” or “how”? Jeff Brown and Dan Wallace, speakers at the UST MBA Master’s Connection, want to challenge how your “How” is invaluable, marketable, and empowering.
Each section of the GMAT test will require you to brush up on material that you may or may not have learned at some point during your formative education years, but in the event that you are a little rusty or have no clue where to begin, especially in the quantitative section, consider checking out Khan Academy.
State’s colleges and universities need to find new ways to collaborate with each other and local businesses in order to fuel economic growth and prosperity in Minnesota.
Sustainable Business: 5 things sustainability managers can learn from the adult entertainment industry
The US adult entertainment industry brings in close to $12 billion annually. Due to this success, a bit of investigation is deserved to see if there are some lessons we can extract and extrapolate to sustainable business.
Arrows on the Twin Cities real estate chart pointed upward for the fifth consecutive month, according to the Residential Real Estate Price Report Index, a monthly analysis of the 13-county Twin Cities area prepared by the Shenehon Center for Real Estate at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business
Music and Movies: Opus College of Business co-sponsors August Music and Movies at Lake Harriet Bandshell
The Opus College of Business is pleased to be a sponsor of the Vita.mn Music and Movies series this August.
The entire planet will be celebrating for the 2012 London Olympic Games in a few days. As London gets ready, there are some concrete lessons from Beijing’s recent Olympic experience.
There are many possible tenants that could fit into the space held by Neiman Marcus, a high-end retailer in downtown Minneapolis for about 20 years. Before a new tenant comes to town, It is important to conduct a Market Analysis process for this particular site.
Whether health care reform remains as a law or a concept, it is clear in Minnesota and elsewhere in the country that providers have begun to move in the direction that the legislation intended. In this interactive session, panelists brought to the table a unique perspective about the current health care system and the necessary moves to a better future for their organization.
Before you decide it is time for your business to have online presence, make sure to use strategic planning to “get the word out"