Rachel Levitt '12 M.B.A. was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis. We asked her to share her process of speaking at Ignite.
With the proliferation of part-time MBA programs nationally, what should a prospective student consider when trying to sift through so many options?
Evening UST MBA student Julie Warner was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis 7, a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.
Disclosure: most professional communication practitioners advocate for it, but the ethical question becomes just how much, and what, should be disclosed - and when, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, director of the Master of Business Communication Program
There are so many lists of essential tools supposedly everyone needs in their job search, writes guest blogger Chris Ohlendorf, but there is one element that seems to be missing from all of these lists, the one thing you have to have.
Researchers have studied how work becomes meaningful, focusing on job crafting as a method by which the same work can have different meaning to different workers - a recent on campus discussion looked at meaningful work from both a scholarly as well as a professional perspective.
Although Kamaj Bailey traveled halfway across the United States to join the Full-time UST MBA program in fall 2012, her geographic relocation has been the least transformative aspect of her MBA experience.
To get that promotion you need to be a thought leader, able to drive change and innovation, and successfully manage through crisis. But don’t despair, writes La Barre Spence, with five suggestions for giving yourself a competitive advantage
When you think global business, think Minnesota: state companies exported $20.7 billion in 2013.
Each year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognizes outstanding women in business for their leadership qualities, drive and commitment to serving the broader Twin Cities community. Among the 51 honorees were four alumni of the Opus College of Business’ graduate business programs.
The resignation of the VA secretary, General Eric Shinseki, will not solve the problem of long waiting times for needed health services and the subsequent cover-up in VA healthcare. However, this unfortunate scandal provides an opportunity to exercise the systems thinking skills we teach here in the Opus College Business in order to identify the root cause of this problem and a possible answer, writes Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs.
“There are no bad ideas,” or so the saying goes. But the real worth of an idea lies in the number of problems it can solve or ambiguities it can explain. The same applies to an entrepreneurial venture, writes Sean Higgins, '14 M.B.A.
For Abbey Pieper, a UST MBA was not just a degree, it was a toolbox. Now vice president at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake, she uses her MBA every day to stay relevant in the resort industry, specifically in terms of understanding how to approach and solve problems.
Mark Rauenhorst, former chairman and CEO of Opus Corporation, shared his insights on "making it count" in your professional and personal life at the Opus College of Business Class of 2014 graduate commencement ceremony.
So, you’ve got an idea to make health care better, potentially for millions of people. The question is, do you have the passion, determination, persistence and years of patience needed to bring a health care product to market? You’ll need all that and more.
For many students, along with the excitement of graduation and celebrating the end of one educational milestone comes the thought about “what happens next?” Is it a full-time job, heading back into the classroom for graduate school, or both?
$4 million invested, funding 43 new ventures, creating 250 full-time and 3,000 part-time jobs. That’s just what’s happened the last 13 years in the William C. Norris Institute at St. Thomas.
If you’ve ever heard or used the truism, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” know that this is actually a false-ism, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, APR.
Business leaders gathered on Business Ethics Awareness Day in Minnesota to honor four companies with the 15th annual Minnesota Business Ethics Award
When we think of ways in which our polar vortex of a winter may have impacted retailers in the state, the most obvious is the inability for consumers to get to the stores…But as Roberta Bonoff, founder and owner of Creative Kidstuff and one of the participants in the May 5 Intersections event pointed out, “that’s only the start of it.”
Tommie sophomores Justin Thunstrom and Mike Dungan created a donation-based crowdfunding platform—Lemonaid Stand—in their Foundations of Entrepreneurship class, highlighting businesses created by students.
Are you thinking of making a career change? Whatever feeling you may have that’s driving your career change, it’s important to explore it fully, writes guest blogger Tony Sorensen.
St. Thomas students’ portfolio management skill is on full display, with results from the All-America Student Analyst Competition held by Institutional Investor, the nation’s go-to source for analyst rankings, naming five top performers from St. Thomas.
Two St. Thomas-affiliated organizations are amongst the inaugural class of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's Eureka! award winners. The awards recognize ground-breaking innovation at companies and nonprofits in the Twin Cities.
How can men and women can work together to create a more inclusive workplace for all? A recent discussion presented by the Saint Thomas chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs sought to answer this question.