Vince Schultz tutors UST undergraduate and graduate students in accounting and finance. He never misses a Saturday Badger football game at UW-Madison, and he and his wife are preparing to welcome their first baby this summer. He is also an Evening UST MBA student. Vince grew up in Plymouth, MN before attending UW-Madison where he [...]
Recently a friend was lamenting the difficulties associated with the recent departure of two employees from the nonprofit she runs. She indicated that the pair left under less than amicable terms and days later her remaining staff found themselves locked out of administrative access to the organization’s Facebook page. Further, one of the individuals had [...]
On average, how many hours do you spend sitting while in your office each day? If it is under six hours, you are doing better than most. According to a 2010 study by Ipsos, a France based research company, the average US employee sits for 6 hours per day in front of their computers and [...]
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.
April’s active market for single-family homes priced under $14o,000 is one of several positive signs for the Twin Cities’ real estate market. While it’s not a term often used to describe the housing market, a University of St. Thomas real estate professor observed that “the market for single-family homes priced under $140,000 has become quite [...]
Minnesota business and professional leaders gathered last week to honor three companies with the 2012 Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA). The MBEA recognizes Minnesota businesses that exemplify and promote ethical conduct in the workplace, the marketplace and the community. Award recipients are recognized by MBEA judges in three company size categories: small (under 100 employees), [...]
This post is by Evening UST MBA student Vitaly Demin, a strategy consultant at Eames Management Group and co-founder of the Russian technology blog Gridder.ru. It might be interesting to know what Ballmer and Elop are sitting and thinking right now. Two arrogant people, who do not believe in the laws of branding and who thought that their product [...]
The Class of 2012 earned their degrees Saturday at the Opus College of Business commencement ceremony. Check back here for more media from the ceremony: photos, video, transcripts. [custom_field field="commencementssp12" limit="0" between=", " /]
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead It was August 2010 when the Class of 2012 started their Full-time MBA program at UST. This would also mark my 2-month anniversary of employment in the MBA program [...]
As the 2012 Opus College of Business graduates get ready to enter or re-enter the workforce or re-energize their workplace, we wanted to share a Q&A with Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the ethics and business law department, about his research on meaningful work. Q. What do you mean by “meaningful work”? A. Meaningful work refers not [...]
Oh what difference a year makes!
An entire year has passed since I graduated from St. Thomas. Since I was in your shoes not that long ago, graduating seniors, I will impart my experience on you so you can mentally prepare for the big day.
This post is from the Spring 2012 edition of B. Magazine There is an allure to country living. Rural residents revel in songbirds, vibrant night skies and a pace of life that rewards quiet and solitude. But like their urban brethren, when health issues arise country residents desire quality, accessibility and affordable care. Unfortunately, statistics [...]
In just the second year of the Full-time UST MBA Class Gift program, students in the program already have set an unbreakable record – 100-percent participation in its Class Gift campaign. With the contributions of students, alumni and a matching gift from Dr. Christopher Puto, dean of the Opus College of Business, the 2012 Full-time UST [...]
The Opus College of Business prides itself on the quality of its faculty. In keeping with this pride, two awards are presented annually to recognize faculty achievement. The Julie Hays Teaching Award is given to an OCB faculty member for exemplary achievement in the classroom in the previous academic year. Awarded since 2010, the Hays Award was [...]
I chose the Evening UST MBA program because of some sage advice from my business mentor: joining a program in a metropolitan setting reaps all sorts of rewards, writes John Notman ’09 M.B.A. The UST MBA programs are situated in downtown Minneapolis and the networking opportunities are unlimited.
Dr. Christopher Puto has agreed to remain as dean of the Opus College of Business (OCB) for another year while a search for the next dean is under way. In addition, St. Thomas alumnus and trustee Timothy P. Flynn, recently retired chairman of KPMG International, has agreed to chair the Executive Committee of the Opus [...]
The Graduate Business Alumni community will be participating in a Hearts & Hammers project on Saturday, June 2. Hearts & Hammers is a nonprofit organization that provides home improvement assistance to elderly or disabled homeowners in the Twin Cities area so they may continue living independently. If you are unable to take part in our project, [...]
Question I’m a massage therapist with decent writing and technical skills. I’m considering a blog for marketing and educating clients about massage therapy. As a first-time blogger, what’s the best way to approach this project? SARAH SNIDER New Feeling Therapeutic Massage Answer: As someone who has published a blog monthly since 1999, I understand the [...]
This post is from The Business Ethics Exchange, the newsletter from the Center for Ethical Business Cultures. Let us know your opinion in the comments. “No good deed goes unpunished.” That’s the message Nancy Feldman, president and CEO of UCare gave to the commissioner of Human Services for the State of Minnesota as her organization returned [...]
Maggie Tomas of UST’s Graduate Business Career Services office recently wrote this post on the Women of HR Blog. “The balance what?” you ask. I am referring to the burden and guilt trip we give ourselves each day over our attempt, and quite often failure, to balance all aspects (mom, caretaker, professional, student, friend etc.) [...]
In light of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby, we talked with John Wendt, JD, associate professor in the ethics and business law department about his research in equestrian sports. His article “The FEI and The Continuing Fight Against Doping in Equestrian Sport” was recently accepted for publication by the International Sports Law Journal. Q. Why is the fight [...]
From TED: We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. [custom_field field="ted-achor" limit="0" between=", " /] When our brains are at “happy” that positivity will ripple out to others and can increase [...]
As director of the Evening UST MBA Program and a proud 2009 alumnus, I know firsthand the challenges of completing a rigorous graduate program while balancing a full-time job with other family and personal responsibilities. My wife and I both earned M.B.A.s while working full-time, and our weeknights were often filled by our two kids’ [...]