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Jargon Genesis: Pinch Hitter

As a follow-up to our three-post-series on the business of baseball, we thought we would share the beginnings of some business lingo that came from the sport.
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More than Money

I think one of the biggest misconceptions about MBA students is that they are in it for the money, writes Evening UST MBA student Lindsey Buhrmann. While we have career ambitions and would like to increase our earning potential, greed is not something I have witnessed from my classmates
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Going green: Purchasing a Prius

Economists at car-research firms, like Edmunds.com, speculated that “the best-selling hybrid in America, the Toyota Prius, could soon be out of stock.”
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Faculty Feature: Lawrence Chui

When Dr. Lawrence Chui was a young boy, growing up in Hong Kong, he vowed to his parents that he would never become an accountant or a teacher. Interestingly, he is now a new professor of accounting in the Opus College of Business.
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Are you having fun at work?

A study put out by CareerBliss, an online career community, lists Minneapolis at a respectable 15th place out of the 50 largest U.S. cities in its survey of "The Best and Worst Cities to Work," while St. Paul finished dead last--the "unhappiest" city in the US in which to work!
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College seniors: plan ahead for your MBA

In many disciplines, it is common for college seniors to pursue graduate studies immediately after completing their undergraduate degree. Conversely, students entering most MBA programs have between 3 and 6 years of full-time professional experience.
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UST announces new campus in St. Thomas

Students interested in pursuing careers in business, snorkeling or vacationing have a new option in St. Thomas with the new St. Thomas St. Thomas campus.
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Start-ups: Connect your Strategy with Design

When facing competitive pressures there may be times to keep the price list off the Internet, but in those instances maybe the link to pricing should be less prominent – or non-existent.
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MBA Notes: Ten points to ponder

Although I am only in my third week of classes, writes Evening UST MBA student Lindsey Buhrmann, I have heard a number of business concepts that I believe are worth sharing.
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The Value of an Elective Abroad…in Hong Kong

Global Financial Services was one of the most important classes that I took during my UST MBA .  The course gave me practical experience in an emerging economic power.  In the next 20 years, China will...
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The Catch-22 of Being in Grad School

While it always seems that the weekend is on the horizon, chances are that it's booked with homework. With work and school ruling the schedule, time is fleeting and as one of my MBA friends put it last week,"Oh look, it's Friday again. Yay me!"
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Entrepreneur Targets Children’s Medical Device Market

Evening UST MBA alumnus Brad Slaker, who pursued an elective track in entrepreneurship, combined his background in engineering with a passion for helping children in launching non-profit medical device company DesignWise Medical.
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No Pain, No Gain – No Matter What

I needed “to struggle through the learning. After all, learning only happens when we’re pushed out of our comfort zones and are forced to internalize the new knowledge.”
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Have you audited your social media presence recently?

Most young professionals today have a presence in one or more social media, including Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and blogs. When used appropriately, these media can be assets to your career and educational advancement. However, inappropriate photos or information can just as easily have negative impacts.
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Challenging the Gender Gap

As an “aware, sensitive, caring, rapidly aging male baby-boomer”, I've known that the gender wage gap exists, but was not aware it was so persistently high on a global scale.
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Meet Carl Patow ’08 M.B.A.

I believe it's critically important for leaders to constantly refresh their knowledge of leadership, emerging concepts in management and changes in the environment of health care. The St. Thomas MBA program was a great fit for me as a leader of an organization in an evolving health care marketplace.
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Thoughts on social media’s impact on social change

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg might be briefly beaming, as his baby has grown to be a force for global change. While supplying means to insurgents was likely not his intention in creating Facebook, Foucault may not have been surprised to see how the power plays out in real-world impact.
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Meet Ginger Coker: expert in balancing work, study…and dancing

"I chose St. Thomas because I knew…the program was going through the process to become internationally accredited and I believed that was important. I visited and immediately felt a connection to the people I encountered at St. Thomas and to the Minneapolis campus."