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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."
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Health Care UST MBA Alumnus Receives Courage to Lead Award

Carl Patow, M.D., M.P.H., '08 M.B.A., F.A.C.S., vice president and executive director of HealthPartners Institute for Medical Education, has been honored with the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Lead Award by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
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UST MBA team selected for national ethics competition

This year's topic was "Microfinance: Ethical Advice to the Interested Parties." Each team was asked to provide recommendations to a group of venture capitalists, taking into consideration the ethical, legal and financial opportunities and drawbacks to investing in microlending in developing countries.
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Be Passionate: Entrepreneurial Tips from Paul Douglas

“I am convinced everybody has at least one business in them,” Paul Douglas told several hundred Opus College of Business graduate business students and alumni in his presentation, "Weathering the Storm: Surviving the Internet Age."
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Everything Old is New Again

Mid-century modern design is popular, and according to many designers it will only become more popular in the next year.
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Perspectives from half a world away…

Full-time UST MBA student Trevor Mulvey, pictured at right, told me upon returning from his trip to Asia that it was an amazing learning experience that he felt all MBA students should be required to take part in.
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First Book: MBA students promote youth literacy

Whether it is your first time at a First Book reading or your fifth, here is a list of classroom tips and reminders that will help to ensure that you are getting the most out of your First Book experience.
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Electric car charging stations energize the Twin Cities

UST MBA alumna Jean Sweeney, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety Operations at 3M, recently spoke with the Pioneer Press about the addition of an electric car charging station at 3M's Maplewood headquarters.
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UST MBA Alumnus’ FML (Free Management Library)

  Today, most of us take Google and Wikipedia for granted when we want to find information.  Simply go to one of those websites, type in a search term, and voila--instant access to articles, news...
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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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Weathering the Storm: Surviving the Internet Age

UST Business graduate students and alumni are forecasting an interesting night later this month with nationally respected meteorologist Paul Douglas at the Master's Pub on Friday, February 25. My goal is...
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Making MBA Résumés Stand Out

Employers are looking for more than the core classes when they hire an MBA--they want proven, driven leaders and people who can manage multiple projects and keep a team together.
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Two UST MBA teams reach ACG Cup finals

First-year MBA students Bhakti Raicha, Gurkan Peksoz, Brett Wong, Ted Long, and Kyle Jorgenson comprise one of the teams advancing to the finals, and the other team consists of second-year MBA students Sam Sands, Shawn Moses, Kevin Hejna, and Brad Maiers.
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Cookies Right Here, Right Now

Gone are the order forms and waiting for delivery as customers are now able to pay for and receive their Girl Scout cookies on the spot!
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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 some of the experience, from their Project HMC blog.
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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.