How did China 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.

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.

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.

Travelogue: 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.

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.

Jargon Genesis: Résumé

In French, résumé is both a verb, the past participle of résumer (to summarize), and a noun (a summary).

Ready, Set, Read!

First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
Graduate Commencement

Redefining Our Educational Journey

Like all things, the MBA program does eventually end; however, the learning doesn't have to, nor should it, really. Fortunately, our opportunities for life-long learning are quite endless these days.
Fowler Challenge

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.
CISC and Stats Scenes

Decision-making: More Than Analytical Skills

Stats class: Sure, there were formulas, graphs and oodles of computations, but nearly half of the class consisted of a rigorous discussion about effective decision-making, ethics, values and results.

Ask an…Outside consultant

Q: I am starting an international trade association for green marketers. Once we're up and running and have sufficient members, there will be lots of reasons to join. But right now in the beginning stage, how do I show enough value to persuade people to join?
Swimming vs St. Olaf

Life After Grad School: Making it all go Swimmingly

The idea of lifelong learning used to be a bit abstract to me, but now I can’t imagine my life without it. As I ponder the list of things I want to do next, I am finding that the rigor of my MBA program has vastly expanded my view of what’s possible for me to accomplish.
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Finding Stories in Data

I'm a big fan of well-done presentations, like many of those found at TED Talks, and I find that one characteristic of those presentations is good data.
11-251 jazz ensemble

Jargon Genesis: Play by ear

The phrase originally belonged to the music world, referring to musicians who played without music. Many of the world’s greatest performers, especially jazz musicians, played exclusively by ear and were not classically trained.