Peter Young B. Magazine

Globalization and Health Care

It will surprise almost no one to learn that the U.S. health care system faces a number of challenges, writes Peter Young, Ph.D. The two most vivid facts being that we spend one and a half times more on health care than any other country, while being far from the top in terms of broad performance measures.
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The French Perspective on American Business

Marine Melin is an Evening UST MBA exchange student from IAE of Caen, France, here to learn about American business culture and practices. We invited her to share some of her insights on the cultural differences she’s experienced while at St. Thomas.
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MBA Abroad: A Transformational Experience

The differing perspectives that Evening UST MBA student Travis Bezella gained while studying abroad shed new light "on what I believed I knew about business being truly global." Many of these interactions challenged him to consider his MBA experience, as well as his career, in a completely new light.
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J-Term Trip to India Transcends Borders

India has a lot to teach the rest of the world, writes Pleasant Radford, Jr. in a reflection on his study abroad trip there this J-Term. We must be willing to listen, observe, and appreciate the beauty in its “managed chaos.”
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MBA Short Term Abroad Programs Moving to New Format

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.
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Meet Sarah Buell ’09 M.B.A.

I have been able to meet hundreds of students who share similar goals but have very diverse backgrounds and work in various industries, writes Sarah Buell ’09 M.B.A. Out of those connections, I have formed lifelong friendships and established future networking connections.
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Meet Braydon Andrews ’11 M.B.A.

One of the most amazing experiences in my Evening UST MBA was a J-term study abroad trip to London, U.K., writes Braydon Andrews '11 M.B.A. The course was Risk Management in Global Firms, and we enjoyed being taught by a different instructor each day.
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Observations from Across the Pond: UST London Business Semester Fall 2012

Undergraduate students in the Opus College of Business have the opportunity to study abroad during the fall semester on a UST sponsored study abroad trip called the London Business Semester. A group of about 50 students travel to London during their junior or senior year accompanied by two OCB faculty members each fall to not only learn a new perspective of business but also to learn a significant amount about themselves, methods of getting around in foreign countries and to quickly convert dollars to Pounds or Euros.
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Study Abroad Matters: An Alumnus Looks Back

"It’s increasingly important that business leaders are aware of other cultures and are able to understand and appreciate the differences; both in the way we communicate, and the way we do our jobs." Patrick Fogarty, an undergraduate alumnus form the University of St. Thomas, shares his main lessons from his study abroad class.
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Going for the win-win

Students in the Business Law and Ethics in the European Union class met with a worldwide food production company and representatives from the European Commission in Belgium, and in Germany met with legal professionals from the German Institution of Arbitration. The underlying message from each of these meetings was no matter what, when it comes to international business, you should aim for win-win.
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Tales from Abroad: Negotiations are Hard

Food is the international form of hospitality, writes MBA student Lindsey Buhrmann. On her short term abroad experience she spent time talking about differences in economic and employment issues in each country her class visited.
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Follow the Sun

While I was aware of life and commerce outside of “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” I didn’t need to operate in a global environment on a daily basis, until now.
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The Necessary Pinnacle of the Graduate Experience

I believe that there is a unique aspect to the study abroad program for working professionals enrolled in the Evening UST MBA program—the study abroad experiences were the necessary pinnacle of the graduate experience for the working MBA student.
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The Value of an Elective Abroad…in Hong Kong

Global Financial Services was one of the most important classes that I took during my UST MBA .  The course gave me practical experience in an emerging economic power.  In the next 20 years, China will...
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Perspectives from half a world away…

Full-time UST MBA student Trevor Mulvey, pictured at right, told me upon returning from his trip to Asia that it was an amazing learning experience that he felt all MBA students should be required to take part in.
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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.
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Study Abroad: Mali

Full-time UST MBA student John Kamman and Molli Mikl traveled to Mali, Africa for two weeks over J-term.