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There's a reason we pick what we pick.

The Star Tribune had a great article earlier this month digging in to why we, as consumers, make the choices we do—particularly as it comes to local businesses. "Our decisions about everything from beer to...
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The Business of Being the Bike Man

Erik Saltvold, better known throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin as “Erik the Bike Man,” CEO of Erik’s Bike Shop recently spoke at Master’s Pub.
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Faculty Feature: Dr. Regina Anctil

If you have ever considered owning a horse, and you have compared the cost of caring for it versus the monetary benefits, you’re likely to find yourself at a loss for how to financially justify the purchase...
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Do we need a "moral operating system"?

Technology gives us  enormous new powers: to know more -- and more about each other -- than ever before. Think about the amount of data a company like Google has about you: what you’ve searched for, who...
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Volunteering for the Right Reasons

As I was checking off items on my morning to do list, I came across an article posted on LinkedIn titled, People who Volunteer Live Longer which captured my attention. What a great way to convince more...
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Only you can conserve pixels!

Scary, but true: Because of the inefficient use of electronic media of all kinds over the past two decades, the world will likely face a pixel shortage in the near future. What, you may be asking, can be done...
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Ask the Ethics Officer

Dear Ethics Officer: I have classmates who share their notes and work on practice exams together.  I sometimes use these materials to study for exams but I don’t feel comfortable sharing my own notes...
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Erik the Bike Man at Master's Pub: Friday, Sept. 23

Graduate business students and alumni are invited to attend Master’s Pub with presenter Erik Saltvold, Founder and CEO of Erik’s Bike Shop. Master's Pub Friday, September 23, 2011 4:30 – 6:30 pm Opus...
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Regarding a Defense of the Scholarly Life

In an op-ed piece, Bill Maxwell of the St. Petersburg Times writes in defense of the scholarly life. The gist of his thoughts are that as colleges and universities experience greater and greater financial...
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Don’t Be a Lazy Job-Seeker

This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. The Wall Street Journal recently featured an interesting article, No Market for a Lazy Job Seeker. The...
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Commemorating 9/11 on Campus and in the Community

At the University of St. Thomas, the victims of the tragedies of 9/11 were remembered and honored during a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 11, in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas. Many on campus and in the community...
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BizTube: Know the Marketplace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSjCNPgbtQ8&feature=youtu.beAll I Needed to Know about Business I Learned from YouTube Let’s say you are a large Japanese car company. You know you have the superior...
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Changing the World, One Pair of Jeans at a Time

Back-to-school season is upon us and although it’s an exciting time, it’s not so easy on the wallet.  Back-to-school means shopping for a whole new wardrobe and school supplies for your children.  In...
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UST MBA Students Win MN ACG Cup Case Competition

A record-setting 1,636 MBA students from 125 business schools participated in ACG Cup competitions over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year. The ACG Cup is an M&A case-study competition offered by...
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Five Essential MBA Career Sites

This post is by Maggie Tomas, a Career Specialist in UST's Graduate Business Career Services office. You’ve all heard the statistic that 60-90% of jobs are not found on the Internet and instead come from...
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The Corn-on-the-cob King of the Minnesota State Fair

A highlight for many Minnesota State Fair-lovers is the announcement of new food vendors each summer.  A battle of sorts is waged every year as new products are promoted and tested, with a limited amount of...
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Starting your MBA? Read this first.

It is September...already and many people are gearing up to go back to school. Our Full-time UST MBA students have been on campus since Monday for Launch Week. Evening UST MBA students had orientation Tuesday...