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For Part-Time MBAs, a Full-Size ROI

It is difficult to quantify ROI monetarily for part-time students, as nearly all students come into the program already employed (and some already making significant salaries), many switch jobs while in the program, and often graduates don't move positions until well after completing their degree.
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What Makes "A Real Education?"

Why do we make B students sit through these same classes as A students? That's like trying to train your cat to do your taxes—a waste of time and money. Wouldn't it make more sense to teach B students something useful, like entrepreneurship?
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Do you slurp your soup?

Evening UST MBA alumna Elizabeth Craig has made a career out of helping people find new careers.
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The Necessary Pinnacle of the Graduate Experience

I believe that there is a unique aspect to the study abroad program for working professionals enrolled in the Evening UST MBA program—the study abroad experiences were the necessary pinnacle of the graduate experience for the working MBA student.
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Millions in sales–with no salespeople

With over $4 million in revenue last year and sales growth of 30% between 2009 and 2010, Evening UST MBA alumna Jenny Cai's company is an outstanding example of the power of positive word-of-mouth marketing.
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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 like...
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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.”