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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.
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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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Riding the Waves of a Sea Change

One of the hallmarks of my education has been the idea that “An MBA, first and foremost, is about changing the way you think.”
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MBA supplies: calculator, textbooks…passport?

How do leaders of global corporations ensure that all of these widely-dispersed parts work together effectively? MBA programs are increasingly tailoring their curricula to help students understand today's global business environment.
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Twin Cities No. 4 Job Market In U.S.

A new report by Forbes Magazine calls the Twin Cities one of the nation’s top job markets, perhaps offering a little hope for people who have long been looking for work.
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Why You Should Get Your MBA

I don’t think you have to get your MBA to be successful, writes guest blogger Craig Pladson. And, no, I don’t think it makes sense for everyone to get their MBA. The most important thing is to get your MBA for the right reasons. Here are three compelling reasons for you to get your MBA.
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A New Year and a New Love for Google

I have just discovered www.google.com/publicdata, and I think I’m in love. Admittedly, I am “one of those” who can’t wait for the census data to be released.
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Engaging Ads in Streaming Video

There have been a number of new ploys used lately to get the viewer to “engage” with the ads delivered during the streaming video. One asks you to choose your next ad – this is likely done by the network ad sales folks to show that people are paying attention.