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How did the world’s now second-largest economy avoid the economic freefall

It has been very interesting to see so many of the major cities of China and see how much growth has taken place here. There are so many new skyscrapers! I know that this growth is not reflected across the whole country, but still while other countries have struggled during the recession, China has charged ahead.
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Reporting from Taipei

I'm writing this from my hotel in downtown Taipei, just a few kilometers from the tallest building in Asia, Taipei 101. In my two stops so far on the World MBA Tour, I have met a number of very interesting...
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Holloran Center to host forum on Petters case

In a public discussion format designed for substantial audience interaction, the University of St. Thomas will host an upcoming forum on “Unweaving a Tangled Web: Inside the Petters Ponzi Scheme.” Hosted...
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International Student Perspectives

Today I am at the World MBA Tour fair in Shanghai. I met some great students in Beijing and thought now that it would be useful to share some student perspectives on the UST MBA program.
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The Chinese Dichotomy

Throughout the next week admissions staffer Clark Gregor will be visiting Shanghai, Taipei and Hong Kong. Along the way he will be posting a few thoughts about business in China.
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Student Profile: Matthew Bruch

When it came time for Matt Burch to decide if he should pursue his MBA, he remembered his father’s advice that he should always “do his best.” Thus, with a wife and a new baby and a demanding position with HCMC, Matt began his MBA at the University of St. Thomas.
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Jargon Genesis: Résumé

In a recent Jargon Genesis about vis-à-vis, I discussed the multitude of French words that have infiltrated our daily conversations. Today, let’s add résumé to that list. It is important that I include...
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Ready, Set, Read!

The UST First Book group ventured off-campus this week for their second reading at Nellie Stone Johnson on the North side of Minneapolis.  I was part of a ten person volunteer team that committed an hour of...
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Redefining Our Educational Journey

This post is written by Evening UST MBA student Larissa Rodriguez, a full-time marketing and communications executive. A funny thing happened recently. With only one core (Capstone) and one elective class...
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TC3 Football Tourney Benefits Make-a-Wish

Nine teams gathered from organizations throughout the Twin Cities and went head to head (literally, at times) in TC3 Sports’ charity flag football tournament last weekend. This event was made possible by the...
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Fowler Challenge Awards more than $65,000 in Scholarships

Focused on energizing the entrepreneurial spirit of UST students across campuses and colleges, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge asks students to develop a business concept that has the potential to become a viable, high-growth business.
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Opus College of Business Blood Drive, October 25-26

Have you ever considered how interesting the supply chain management must be for blood donation organizations like the American Red Cross? Well, here’s a brief overview of the process. Perhaps some of you...
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The "world win" and other language abominations

So, I have an axe to grind and am not going to “aks” whether you care. Even in academia, people prove daily how little of the English language they have actually learned through reading.  Daily reminders...
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Applying talents in the non-profit sector

Over 25 years (minus a one year “blip”). That’s how long UST MBC (Master of Business Communication) student Jane Austin has been applying her talents to a career in the non-profit sector. Perhaps her...
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Decision-making: more than analytical skills

This post, cross-posted from Frame+ology, is written by Evening UST MBA student Larissa Rodriguez, a full-time marketing and communications executive. When I started my MBA program back in the fall of 2008, my...
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New electronic resource available – SimplyMap

UST Libraries offers access to a new database that allows users to make custom maps and reports using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data. Use SimplyMap to create legible, detailed thematic maps for...
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Ask an…Outside consultant

UST MBC Director Dr. Michael Porter answers reader questions in the Star Tribune: Q I am starting an international trade association for green marketers. Once we're up and running and have sufficient members,...
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Life After Grad School: Making it all go Swimmingly

This post is written by Evening UST MBA student Larissa Rodriguez, a full-time marketing and communications executive. Like many of my classmates who are nearing the end of their degree program, I am suddenly...