The Education section of the New York Times this morning had an article about the emergence of social entrepreneurship in the MBA community; I certainly recommend reading it if this is a topic of interest to you. In the article, author Nazanin Lankarani discusses the results of a recent survey (pdf) of applicants as to [...]
Yusen Liu, emeritus professor in the Marketing department, has been a major force in the management of the Minnesota Chinese Dance Theatre. His wife, Tianjiang Cui, is the chief instructor and the annual performances at UST have featured guest instructors and dancers from the Dance Theatre in Beijing. They use costumes on-loan from the main [...]
I recently read an email where a UST MBA hopeful wrote, “I would like to peruse the Evening UST MBA Program at this time.” Frankly, our curriculum is far too involved for a mere perusal. So I have two words for all of my readers today, proof read! I assume this candidate meant to write, [...]
As an admissions counselor for the Evening UST MBA Program, I review hundreds of applications each year. Many of these applications are exceptional, and I happily accept their authors as members of our remarkably talented student body. But some applications are euphemistically not-so-good, and their authors, sadly, are not invited into the fold. In this [...]
I stumbled across an interesting piece in Forbes.com titled “Trying to Create A Well-Rounded M.B.A.” The basic premise of the article is that MBAs who want to be real leaders need skills beyond just the more “technical” skills taught in traditional MBA curriculums. Author Matt Symonds purports that schools outside the US tend to be [...]
The Minnesota AMA chapter invited Karl Speak of Brand Tool Box to discuss personal brand building at St. Thomas this week and he gave a very intriguing presentation. Brand, says Speak, means “consistently delivering distinctive value to customers.” It is far more than just marketing, which he illustrated as the tip of an iceberg: the [...]
As the newest member of the staff in the Full-time UST MBA Admissions Office, and someone new to admissions in general, after a few weeks on the job I am gaining a lot of insights into the whole process of getting in to grad school. After the jump are three things I’ve discovered that could [...]
I have always enjoyed UST’s great location within downtown Minneapolis. Our campus is a two-block walk from Nicollet Mall, a long pedestrian street that runs north to south through downtown. In the summer, there are dozens of restaurants where students and staff can enjoy an outdoor lunch or happy hour. This time of year, however, [...]
Join us for an educational evening highlighting graduate business, leadership, and MBA programs at ACTC schools! The event will take place in the Rauenhorst Hall Ballroom at St. Catherine’s University (St. Paul campus) from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12. Enjoy breakout sessions featuring UST MBA, St. Catherine’s University, Hamline University, and Augsburg business and [...]
The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBAs) year-end celebration was attended by over 250 people, representing companies including 3M, Delta, General Mills, Medtronic, Target, UnitedHealth Group, and many others.
The American Marketing Association’s Symposium on The Marketing of Higher Education, in Boston was a very interesting conference, and by far the focus of the presentations was social media.
I spent the past week representing the Full-time UST MBA program at World MBA Tour events in three cities in China—Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. If you have not had the chance to visit China, it is amazing to see the mix of modern and historic there.
The 2009 Twin Cities Corporate Championship, a two-day, double elimination, flag football tournament, brought teams from Target, General Mills, Ameriprise, and other prominent Twin Cities corporations.