First year Full-time UST MBA students had an interesting joint class discussion this week. This class is a great example of the integrated nature of the Full-time UST MBA Program. Through case discussions where the different areas of the business are explored, our students are trained to consider all aspects of the business that has to be in sync for a company to maintain their competitive advantage.
Krissy Schoenfelder had her doubts when friends suggested she should volunteer with a Young Alumni group on a Habitat for Humanity project in a North Minneapolis neighborhood hit by a tornado last year. But the 2009 alumna agreed to participate and found the experience very rewarding, she writes today in The Scroll.
A healthy group of more than 50 people attended the Master’s Connection event this morning from a wide range of industries and focuses. The presenter, Nick Tasler, an internationally acclaimed author and thought leader. Tasler’s approach to decision making has helped leaders across the globe think more strategically and act more decisively.
Last year, the Fowler Business Concept Challenge awarded $39,000 in scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of St. Thomas. The students developed a business concepts that have the potential to become a viable high-growth business.
There’s something about being a photographer at St. Thomas that feels just a bit like cheating. You work at an institution that is comprised entirely of beautiful architecture surrounding what is essentially an arboretum.
And every few years the place rents you a helicopter.
Can a company be profitable and a good corporate citizen? General Mills is writing a chapter in this story, having recently been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the “Most Reputable Company in America” for its work in corporate citizenship, products and services, governance and leadership.
You’ve scheduled your GMAT. You have a list of schools you are applying to. You have a list of all the items they want you to send. But as you fill out the application, write the essays and get the letter of recommendations…do you really have what it takes to get in? What should you avoid and what should you do?
As Father Dennis Dease’s final year as president rolls along, Susan Alexander admits she is nervous about the search for her boss’ successor. She writes in The Scroll today that the St. Thomas community will survive – and thrive – during this uncertain time as long as we are open to possibilities, trust each other and remain true to our mission.
What started as a health care policy class last spring for Health Care UST MBA students Laura Templin-Howk and Tina Morey, culminated September 28, 2012, in the Healthy Minnesota: Communities in Action Poster Session and Forum showcasing 40 examples of why Minnesota continues to lead the nation in healthcare innovation.
Dave Nimmer is tired of what he calls the “mean season” of politics, where candidates for public office run ads that, in his words, “stretch the truth” at the least and “trample it” at the worst. He remains hopeful, he writes today in The Scroll, that civility might yet prevail.
In 2010, husband-and-wife team Michael and Susan Wuollett, ’10 M.B.A. entered their idea for the Styptic Fibrin Bandage (a product that rapidly stops bleeding in minor cuts and other wounds), into the Fowler Business Concept Challenge. They took first place and received so much encouragement from the judges that they decided to pursue the business idea.
Carl Baumgaertner ’48 was the photo editor of the Kaydet, the St. Thomas Military Academy yearbook. He snapped the first aerial photo of campus on Dec. 6, 1941, from a J-3 Piper Cub piloted by George Kell, a fellow student who ran the Kaydet’s darkroom. St. Thomas has grown and changed since that photo was taken, and those changes have been documented from the sky above campus.
Martha McCarthy graduated in 2011, but she still feels linked to the St. Thomas community every day and what is happening on campus because of social media and the Web. Sharing that “common bond” is important and exciting, she writes today in The Scroll.
How do you build a satisfying, robust career in a rapidly changing world? Ann Bray would tell you to never stop learning. Bray’s M.B.A. adds a business perspective to a career already shaped by education and experience in health care and law.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding motorists and pedestrians to “Share the Road: Pedestrian Safety is a Two-way Street.”
When you’re an MBA student, you soon realize that you now have a new best friend: case studies. Margaret Andrews, Associate Dean of Management Programs at Harvard University, explains how case study discussions are a lot like setting strategy.
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) designates September as Ethics Month for its members. This month represents a time to highlight for the greater business community the standards of professional practice those of us in PRSA commit to maintain as members.
Is your office a mess? Susan Alexander long realized hers was just that, and then one day over the summer she wandered into Kris Bunton’s sparkling office and became inspired. Susan returned to her Aquinas Hall office and began what she called a “renovation.” Read about it today in The Scroll.
Class started last week and Lindsey Buhrmann, student in the Evening UST MBA program, is taking a full load. The Creative Process is one on the classes she is currently taking and strongly recomends because innovation is such an important aspect of staying competitive.
Carol Bruess, bargain hunter extraordinaire, has discovered a deal almost too good to be true: A 10 percent discount on gasoline at the Sinclair station on Grand Avenue, thanks to the St. Thomas eXpress Card, and they’ll even wash your windows. She exudes about the deal – and the full service – today in The Scroll.
The U.S. health care system is undergoing exciting, radical change. The significance of prevention and the role of community in creating a healthier culture is vital to empowering individuals to actively manage their own health and well-being.
MBA students should be putting an equal amount of time into their career search as they are into their academic studies.Career fairs are great opportunities to get in front of recruiters from some of the top companies around the country
Steve Trost retires Wednesday as greenhouse manager at St. Thomas. Dave Nimmer, writing in The Scroll, talks about his buddy’s 32 years of working magic in flower beds and collaborating with biology students and professors.
Any organization can find itself confronting a sudden ethical crisis. The key is being prepared.