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First Book: MBA students promote youth literacy

This post was contributed by Full-time UST MBA student Dan Jackson, External Relations officer for UST's First Book chapter. Members of the UST MBA community (or avid Opus Magnum readers) may have already...
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UST MBA bloggers multiply in cyberspace

As frequent Opus Magnum readers already know, we enjoy featuring blog posts from our staff, faculty, current students, and alumni, and we occasionally re-post articles and blogs that we believe will be of...
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UST MBA team wins ACG Cup

As mentioned in a blog post last week, two UST MBA teams reached the finals of the ACG Cup, a case competition sponsored by the Association for Corporate Growth.  Last Thursday, February 10, one of the UST...
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Considering an MBA? Join us for the UST MBA Forum!

With a few weeks of winter still left ahead of us, it may seem like the fall 2011 semester lies far in the future.  However, now is the time to begin working on your application if you'd like to enroll in...
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A Milestone: 300 Posts

Just over a year ago, I was assigned to start developing a blog for the Opus College of Business to look at business in the Twin Cities, the great work of our students and faculty and how these intersect. I didn't know how it would go.
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Four Visions of the Minneapolis Riverfront

Four competing design firms presented their visions in late January for how to improve a large portion of the Mississippi River corridor in Minneapolis north of downtown. The teams were asked to propose how...
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Making MBA Résumés Stand Out

This post is by Sara Christenson, a first-year Full-time UST MBA student. Business students are expected to join case competitions and hold many leadership positions to increase the marketability of their...
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Two UST MBA teams reach ACG Cup finals

Last Thursday, February 3, five teams of students from the Full-time UST MBA program competed in the preliminary round of the ACG (Association for Corporate Growth) Cup.  This is a case competition in which...
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Cookies Right Here, Right Now

While visiting family in North Dakota, my seven year old niece approached me asking if I’d like to purchase Girl Scout cookies.  My sister-in-law was quick to point out that the ordering system had...
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Project HMC – an MBA Student's Journey to Uganda

Two Full-time UST MBA students recently returned from a J-term Study Abroad trip to Uganda. Not your typical MBA study abroad experience, we wanted to share with Opus Magnum readers some of the experience,...
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Jargon Genesis: Throw in the Towel

“If we don’t get any traction with our sales in Asia this year, we’ll have to throw in the towel.” Ever wondered about that phrase? You who are fans of boxing might be well versed in its etymology....
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The Context of “New and Improved”

As a product of the UST Evening MBA (’97), I would be disappointed – and on my way out the door – if the critical elements of my graduate business education were missing in order for OCB to wave the AACSB banner.
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School is starting!

A 700-page marketing textbook has accompanied me to lunch most days. A huge sheet of paper covers my table at home as I prepare to make a mind map for my stats/decision making class. And a stack of articles has been filed in a binder and will be read this weekend.
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All Aboard! Express Bus vs. Commuter Rail

Metro pass in hand, I board the Ramsey Star Express. As a commuter living in the northwest suburbs, I have access to riding the Ramsey Star Express (the bus) or the Northstar Commuter Rail (the train). My choice--the bus. But why?
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Q&A on Managing a Partner in Business and in Life

Teresa J. Rothausen-Vange, Ph.D., professor of management at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, with primary responsibility as Leader Development Professor in the full-time UST MBA...