The more a business expands globally, the more likely its employees or business partners will be approached to pay a bribe, writes Ron James. But just because corruption is accepted or expected in another country or culture doesn’t make it legal or ethical.
Three teams from the Opus College of business competed in the recent Junior Achievement Corporate Titan Challenge, applying their experience with business simulation and management from the Full-time MBA program.
We need the different leadership and management styles that women can bring to corporate management, writes Leslie Krona. The different insight, experience and point of view is just what a company can use to grow in this new century.
Developing relationships can be the key between key career success and career stagnation, writes Career Coach Jessica Bauer. Here are a few guidelines to start a mentor partnership of your own.
Building on the success of the STA courses, OCB has broadened the number of international learning opportunities available to MBA students enabling students to better look ahead to, and plan for, future international learning opportunities.
The fifth annual Learners to Leaders Summit will welcome and celebrate the accomplishments of some of the area’s best young talent from under-represented communities, the best and brightest of college seniors from fine colleges and universities from around the region.
Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about race – business and government ever since have rightly focused on systems and practices to answer his call. But, writes Steve Humerickhouse, he anticipated a greater, deeper vision found in the second half of the quote … “by the content of their character.”
When you encounter a career setback, writes Career Coach Jess Bauer, don’t let it define you, let it spur you to action. What can you learn about yourself from what happened? What changes could you make that might make a difference in the future?
For the professional communicator, there isn't the luxury of assuming everyone receiving a message is “like me” writes MBC Program Director Dr. Mike Porter. So what does that mean to the creator of the message?
State Economist Laura Kalambokidis told attendees of UST's Real Estate Outlook event last week that Minnesota has generally fared better than the nation in recovering from the economic downturn.
Several students have maintained blogs of their London Business Semester experience; and have shared them with us.
You get from networking what you put into it, and it’s important to put quality into it, writes Chris Ohlendorf is the Chief Talent Officer at Versique Executive Search. Here are a few tips of how to work an event and have meaningful networking.
“Cohort” isn’t exactly a trending topic on Twitter… So, what exactly is a cohort, particularly as it relates to a graduate business degree program? And, why does it matter?
Many companies talk about creating an inclusive culture that empowers employees to use diverse perspectives to their advantage. How many actually succeed in doing so?
Many New Year’s Resolutions are focused on wellness – often in a bloated response to our holiday festivities. The concept of wellness is becoming more and more pervasive in our culture. You may even be finding a new ally in your quest for wellness in an unexpected place – your office.
The University of St. Thomas will be closed from December 21, 2013, until January 2, 2014, to allow our faculty, staff and students to enjoy the holidays with family and friends. On behalf of each of us at the Opus College of Business, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.
The holidays provide great opportunity for self-reflection and time for goal setting, writes career coach Jessica Bauer. What would you ask for if you knew your boss could deliver it to us like a neatly wrapped Christmas package?
An ad developed by the BBDO agency for Pantene Philippines has created quite a stir in the business community. Workplace stereotypes and institutional sexism are real issues. The debate surrounding Pantene’s ad has highlighted the challenges facing today’s women business leaders AND the individual biases (conscious and unconscious) affecting how we perceive them, writes Colleen Sauter. Watch the video, read the posts, and then ask yourself—Am I aware of gender topics in the workplace?
A child’s first way to make money is often learned in the front yard, selling Dixie cups of lemonade from a fold-up card table on a hot sunny day. They use this “lemonade stand” to make a little money and wind up getting some basic exposure to running a business. One University of St. Thomas class is moving the lemonade stand concept out of the front yard and into the real-world.
Mike Porter wonders if every graduate business student aspire to hold the most senior roll in the firm.
The Twin Cities Network of Executive Women's recent networking luncheon used several unique strategies to facilitate networking amongst the hundreds of attendees, writes Leslie Krona.
Before Santa Claus and his reindeer set out for their Christmas Eve adventures, what are the Santa Claus' workshop operations like in the North Pole the rest of the year? We turned to University of St. Thomas operations experts to estimate Santa Claus; operational numbers.
Cover letters can serve many purposes, most importantly, to fully introduce the whole candidate to the recruiter. This document, while less important that the resume, will serve as your first impression to a recruiter.
Earlier this fall Direct Marketing News named Mason Thelen ’04 to its list of the country’s 40 most influential marketers under age 40. It’s pretty impressive, considering he switched out of his marketing major at St. Thomas. He credits that change as part of the reason he was able to start eight successful businesses before he turned 30.
Researchers from the Shenehon Center for Real Estate examine why the Twin Cities continues to have so few homes on the market.