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MBA Applicants: What's on your mind?

An article posted on businessweek.com yesterday announced that, contrary to popular belief, salary increases are not the main motivator for students to apply to MBA programs.  While the desire to learn about...
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UST MBA programs visit Target Field

On Tuesday night, students and staff from the Evening and Full-time UST MBA programs braved the chilly autumn winds to watch the Minnesota Twins defeat the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.  The highlight...
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Jargon Genesis: Like

Our usual Jargon Genesis author, Shanna, is on vacation this week, so this week's post comes by way of, TYWKIWDBI, a blog of Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently, that recently discovered...
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Strategic %$&#@! Swearing

Bob Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't was recently interviewed on HBR's Ideacast on "The Subtleties of...
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NBMBAA Golf Classic supports Leaders of Tomorrow

The National Black MBA Association - Twin Cities Chapter hosted its second annual "Leaders of Tomorrow Golf Classic" this week at Braemar Golf Course in Edina. The event brought together professionals from...
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New MBA Students Begin a Lifetime of Learning

The class of 2012 in the Full-time UST MBA program began their studies Monday. The first week of the program, orientation,  is called Launch--and for good reason: the incoming class was quickly launched into...
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CEBC Announces Best Paper Competitions

To promote and recognize research in corporate responsibility, the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) at the Universit of St. Thomas has launched two best paper competitions – both titled the CEBC...
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Jargon Genesis: Across the Board

“Management is making cuts ‘across the board’ to balance the budget next year.” Isn’t that an unpleasant phrase to hear at a company meeting? We all know that “across the board” means inclusive...
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The Talented Woman behind “House of Talents”

Has answering the telephone ever changed your life?  For entrepreneur and Full-time UST MBA alumna Kate Herzog, it did!   Kate had recently visited the University of St. Thomas’ Full-time MBA website and...
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Jargon Genesis: Actionable

In the last Jargon Genesis, we learned that business people shamelessly stole “benchmark” from surveyors. The time before, it was the poor circus folks that originated the “bandwagon,” which we stole....
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The outsourcing forecast: Becoming cloudy

For the past 20 years, outsourcing has reshaped the world's economy.  Most manufacturing operations have shifted to developing countries, while technology service providers have thrived in countries such...
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Top Women in Finance: Call for Nominations

Organizations such as the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) and the Forte Foundation have done much to support the promotion of talented women into corporate leadership positions. The UST NAWMBA chapter has grown exponentially in recent years as it helps prepare women for careers in finance and a variety of other business disciplines.
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“Hey” is for horses

Recently, I’ve noticed a shift in tone when it comes to email messages from those with questions. Overall, there seems to be a lax feeling with many emails to the point that I’ve received notes that use simply “Hey” for their salutation.
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Alternatives to the traditional MBA degree

An MBA isn't necessarily the right graduate degree for everyone. I've met with many prospective students over the years who would be better served by pursuing a specialized master's degree in business.