The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is pleased to announce the second annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge, with a top prize of a $10,000 scholarship.
The faculty and staff were excited as new students arrived for registration and the first event of the evening. Dean Puto gave an energizing welcome to the new students, stressing the importance of the collaborative culture at St. Thomas.
Contrary to popular belief, salary increases are not the main motivator for students to apply to MBA programs.
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.
UST MBA students learn about ways to eliminate this filler word and others during Launch Week. Here's some background on its history.
With the Minnesota State Fair wrapping up many vendors and concession stand owners are happy to have some time off - in fact I've heard that some of them make so much money during the fair, they don't need to work the rest of the year.
Using an occasional curse word can convey a "level of contempt unparalleled by non-taboo words"...there's no way to convey some expletives with polite speech.
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The Leaders of Tomorrow Golf Classic brought professionals together from around the Twin Cities to "benefit the Leaders of Tomorrow programs and Omega Psi Phi's Heritage Park students to continue building a robust talent pipeline of multicultural business professionals and leaders."
The first week of the program, orientation, is called Launch--and for good reason: the incoming class was quickly launched into intense discussions and debates on business and ethics that will set the foundation for their 21 months in the program.
“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 o...
After graduating from the Full-time UST MBA program in 2009, Kate Herzog founded House of Talents. House of Talents is a small company that works with the craftspeople of Ghana to produce hand-made soaps, woven baskets, and jewelry.
Joe Keeley, a 2003 alumnus of the undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the College of Business, was recently named to Twin Cities Business magazine's 2010 Entrepreneurs of the Year list.
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 as India that have well-educated workforces but lower labor costs than in North America and western Europe.
Last week The Shenehon Center for Real Estate announced the creation of the Minnesota Real Estate Hall of Fame to honor those leaders who have made substantial contributions to the local community.
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.
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.
You have surveyors to thank for this week’s business jargon!
There's no one "right way" to prepare for MBA classes, but becoming familiar with quantitative business concepts is very important.
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.
Whether you're already working in the marketing/advertising/communication fields or hope to make a career change into one of those areas, the Alphabet Bash can provide you with great opportunities to connect with industry professionals.
Next time you feel particularly politically inspired, and you’re inclined to jump on the band wagon, just be grateful modern technology has allowed you to do so figuratively, without having to tour the town with a prattling politician.
On September 23, 2010, the winners of the spring CEBC Ethics Case Competition will represent the University of St. Thomas as one of five teams invited to compete in the Intercollegiate Business Ethics Case Competition.
The way most of us work isn’t working. Study after study has shown that companies are experiencing a crisis in employee engagement. A 2007 Towers Perrin survey of nearly 90,000 employees worldwide, for instance, found that only 21% felt fully engaged at work and nearly 40% were disenchanted or disengaged.
It used to be that CEOs made something like 40 times their average worker's salary, in recent years that has jumped to three or four hundred times the average worker's salary. Many aspiring MBAs are really aspiring CEOs. Who wouldn't say they want a shot at that top spot and the big compensation packages that come along with it?