Michael Porter

Outside Consultant Features Michael Porter

On Sunday, February 28, Michael Porter, director of the master's in health care communication program at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consul...
Kathy Jenson

Outside Consultant Features Kathy Jenson

On Sunday, February 21, Kathy Jenson, adjunct faculty in the Marketing Department at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read J...
Michael Porter

Silly Walks and the Fractal Brand

Having had the good fortune to be at a recent Schulze School of Entrepreneurship event featuring John Cleese, I was surprised to see people getting up and leaving about 20 minutes into the talk.The key word...
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Business Analytics: First, Get Organized

There are four classes for the Certificate in Business Analytics. This semester I’m enrolled in Spreadsheet Model & Data Visualization. The class is pretty much what you’d expect from the title – we’re lear...
Xiaowen Guan

Humans of St. Thomas: Xiaowen Guan

Communication and journalism professor Xiaowen Guan's whole life is a blend of cultures, from her Chinese roots, to her research, to her Irish husband, to her Star Wars-approved son's name.
David Deeds

Outside Consultant Features David Deeds

On Sunday, February 14, David Deeds, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Deeds' advice fo...
Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair

Pronto Pups, a Giant Slide… and Flu Shots

"Fun" is not a word that's usually associated with health care, even if it's seeing a doctor for a simple check-up. But researchers from the Opus College of Business found that it was a word frequently used by ...
Jim Arnold

Outside Consultant Features Jim Arnold

On Sunday, February 7, Jim Arnold, professor of communications at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Arnold's advice for ...
Mufaddal Baxamusa

Ready For the Rebound

A variety of news sources have reported that 2015 was a record year for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, with health care and technology sectors leading the way in the U.S. With M&A on th...
Unique Pontoons

You’re Gonna Need a Better Boat

Jeremy Little wanted to be an entrepreneur long before he knew what the word meant. In third grade, when his teacher passed out index cards and told the students to write down what they wanted to be when they g...
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And So It Begins…

A student-eyed view of the Opus College of Business Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Kaitlin Langer and the Tommies psych up before a women's basketball game versus Gustavus Adolphus College.

Winning with Integrity

Is it possible to win with integrity? That was the question debated on Thursday, January 28 during Winning with Integrity, a special forum exploring the intersection of sports, ethics and leadership hosted by t...
Avinash Malshe

Outside Consultant Features Avinash Malshe

On Sunday, January 31, Avinash Malshe, associate professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Malshe's ad...
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Let’s Get Creative: Talking Business with John Cleese

John Cleese may be best known for his work as Basil Fawlty in “Fawlty Towers,” for his many personas in “Monty Python,” or for his role in the movie “A Fish Called Wanda,” but he has a strong business pedigree ...
Sydney Corliss '15 in Hong Kong

Finding Good Fortune in Hong Kong

Since our profile of Sydney Corliss '15 posted late last year, much has already changed for this recent grad and avid adventurer as she embarks on a career in the international wine industry. We caught up with ...
Executive MBA Cohort 66

Gaining a Global Perspective

The 24 members of Cohort 66 of the Executive MBA (EMBA) program are business professionals from diverse backgrounds, industries and professions. However, as different as each may be, when it came to the interna...
Michael Porter

It’s All About That Space… No Trouble

I have been troubled by a dilemma for some time: When it comes to deciding whether to put a space between "health" and "care" when writing, there seem to be varied opinions. St. Thomas follows the two word stan...
Mark Spriggs

Outside Consultant Features Mark Spriggs

On Monday, January 18, Mark Spriggs, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Spriggs' advice ...
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A Musical MBA

Most people see an MBA as a way to start or enhance a career in business, giving one the ability to make sense of data or predict trends in the marketplace. For others, an MBA can lead to a road less traveled. ...