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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Several students have maintained blogs of their London Business Semester experience; and have shared them with us.
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 Bernhardt ’09 M.B.A. Out of those connections, I have formed lifelong friendships and established future networking connections.
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.
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.
“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.
Business students from the Fachhochschule Trier will visit St. Thomas (May 27th to June 1st) to engage in simulated contract negotiations with St. Thomas students as part of the International Business Law course.
Last week, 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.
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.
When Evening UST MBA student Molly Brusman will graduate this summer she will have taken complete advantage of the study abroad options offered in the program.
Enjoy these Easter-related posts taken from bloggers at the UST Rome campus over the past few years.
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.
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 likely have more than just a voice and place at the table when it comes to business/economics in the world. I [...]
The UST MBA London study abroad is a great way to network in an international business setting, learn how other cultures conduct business and come to an understanding of how diverse and important risk management can be to the business world.
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.