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Ethics or Character: Which Determines Your Success?

In a recent poll, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal asked the question, “What’s the relationship between ethics and success at work?”Chris Dardis of VersiqueThe survey found that 74 percent of ...
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Hacking Social Change

Puppy parties. Matchmaking apps. Game shows.These are just a few of the creative ideas generated by leaders from more than 40 nonprofit organizations and social enterprises at the Schulze School of Entrepre...
Mark Spriggs

Outside Consultant Features Mark Spriggs

On Sunday, May 15, Mark Spriggs, associate 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' a...
Alec Johnson

Alec Johnson Awarded Julie Hays Teaching Award

On Friday, May 13, Alec Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship, was awarded the Julie Hays Teaching Award. The award, given each year in honor of Dr. Julie Hays, recognizes a faculty member who...
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Full-time Flex MBA Students Win Awards at IBECC

A team of students from the Full-time Flex MBA program won three awards at the International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) held April 20-22 in Cambridge, MA.IBECC consists of three separate compe...
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Why Is Target Doing Cartwheels?

Building a $3 billion dollar business with 23 million users and $500 million in savings for customers is no easy feat. Yet, Sarah Peterson-Post and a small team at Target did just that with Cartwheel, Target's ...
Talia Nadir

Humans of St. Thomas: Talia Nadir

Talia Nadir, one of St. Thomas' research and instruction librarians, discusses what it was like growing up in Israel, how a global awareness and love of traveling influences raising three teenage sons, and why people need to stop assuming that librarians just organize and shelf books.
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The Health Care Continuum

Health care is rapidly evolving and changing for the better. In Minnesota, more people have access to care, there are increasing care delivery options such as telemedicine and retail health, a strong focus on w...
Douglas Jondle, left, research director at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures at the University of St. Thomas and Ron James, right, president and CEO of CEBC

The Rules of Engagement

Some of the biggest questions global corporations operating in emerging markets need to confront concern ethics. Doing business in or with developing countries often challenges executives’ and managers’ busines...
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Diving Into Data

This spring, I participated in Marketing Data Analysis: Design, Dissect, Decide through Executive Education. The program, which includes 20 hours of instruction presented over four days, is a deep dive into dig...
Jay Ebben

Outside Consultant Features Jay Ebben

On Sunday, April 10, Jay Ebben, associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Ebben's adv...
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Data Analytics: Like a Boss

We need to have a discussion about marketing analytics; primarily, we need to discuss what this means because I’m seeing two distinct camps forming and using the same terminology. The first camp is about using ...
Michael Hoffman

Outside Consultant Features Michael Hoffman

On Sunday, April 3, Michael Hoffman, adjunct professor of marketing at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Hoffman's advic...
Stephen Courchane

Stephen Courchane: An MBA In the Nonprofit Sector

Stephen Courchane '17 M.B.A. currently serves as senior director of operations for Hiawatha Academies, a network of college-preparatory charter schools focusing on closing the achievement gap in Minneapolis. As...
Keynote speaker Chip Heath

The Wisdom of Bestselling Author Chip Heath

Chip Heath, author and professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will be the keynote speaker for the Physician Leadership Symposium on April 19. I've been following Heath since 2007, when he co-authore...