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.
Why haven’t we had AACSB accreditation sooner?
The Opus College of Business achieved accreditation of its business degree programs by recent action of the board of directors of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. But, what does all of this mean?
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.
Minnesota's unemployment rate held steady at 7.1 percent in November, remaining nearly 3 percentage points lower than the national rate.
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.
"A good mission statement should tell you what the company wants to be, not what it is today."
Female MBA’s who have taken off 18 months from their career to raise children suffered a severe income penalty, leaving them earning 41% less on average than male MBA’s.
Do you suppose that the Mall of America ever thought about its brand name being associated with a "roof collapse" when it signed on and paid for the naming rights at the aging Mall of America Field, the nearly thirty year old inflatable indoor venue "formerly known as" the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota?
Yesterday I attended an MN AMA event on Grown Up Leadership hosted here at St. Thomas. Martha Carlson, an experienced leader and executive coach with The Bailey Group, discussed improving your leadership effect...
The word brand comes from the Norse term brandr, meaning “to burn.”
As we are digging out from what I am attempting to coin "Blizzaster 2010" let us consider the economic impact of winter weather.
The sophisticated LINKS business simulation project is a launching pad for students in the first semester and will return as a comprehensive capstone experience in the final semester.
The financial turmoil of the past three years has greatly impacted many Americans' financial plans for retirement. However, Twin Cities residents may be faring better than most, according to a recent survey by Ameriprise Financial, which happens to be headquartered in Minneapolis.
Kim Nelson has only been a chief financial officer since 2007, when she joined SPS Commerce Inc. But she’s already achieved one thing few other CFOs have in that time: A successful initial public offering.
Award recognizes faculty committed to teaching and learningNominations for the second annual Julie Hays Teaching Award are now being accepted. Introduced in 2009, this annual award was created to recognize fa...
When pursuing a new venture, you have three possible choices: succeed, quit or fail.
I have to say, I never expected we would mention the Kardashians here on the Opus Magnum blog, but this story does bring up some interesting business ethics questions.
Like Apple’s Steve Jobs, Nash Finch CEO Alec Covington climbed the corporate ranks after completing only a high school degree. On Friday, November 19, the UST Retail Club hosted Mr. Covington for its CEO Luncheon Event, "Navigating the Recession and Coming Out Ahead."
Blip Toys, a small company based in Minnetonka, created this year's must-have toy, Squinkies.
Unless you know the author personally, and have been scientifically proven to be a better writer than the originator, it’s probably best not to attempt a direct “translation” of a major work or seminal document.
I was recently touched by an inspirational act of one of our full-time faculty members in the classroom and thought it worthy of noting in this forum to give you a glimspe of the great people and things going on here at UST.
Just days before Thanksgiving, mega-retailers Target and Wal-Mart have launched a price war over toys, and the consumer will be the winner.
Dr. Michael Porter recently informed us that “chomping at the bit” is, in fact, incorrect when referring to being impatient or anxious.
Patrick Klinger, vice president of marketing for the Minnesota Twins, and Charlie Callahan from Periscope, talked about the baseball team’s extremely successful “This is Twins Territory” advertising campaign at a recent Master’s Pub.