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.
Kellen T. Fish '10The University of St. Thomas School of Law mission indicates “social justice” as a fundamental goal in educating lawyers. Throughout law school we’re told that being a lawyer is a g...
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.
Having a clear and concise mission statement is integral to any business organization and is a powerful way to convey the direction of the organization. We are taught that a mission statement should answer ques...
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?
Lisa Weier began writing for The Scroll when she was a freshman – and now it’s time for her to say goodbye as a senior. She credits St. Thomas for teaching her “to develop smarts and to develop virtue,” and says she now has a drive “to love well and live well that I simply didn’t have before college.”
$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.
Miles Trump, a 2011 St. Thomas alumnus and sports reporter for the Faribault Daily News, considers his relationship with Dave Nimmer "one of the great blessings of my life.” Today, Trump writes about the man who has had a remarkable influence on this campus over the last 25 years.
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.
There’s nothing better to bring you back into self-reflective mode than going back to the University of St. Thomas School of Law and catching up with favorite professors.A few months back, I was at a St. ...
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.
Dave Nimmer has been trying to recall what spring should feel like. He’s ready for it, he writes today in The Scroll. He just wants a “clean car, warm hands, short sleeves and longer days.”