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Data Analytics: Ask the Right Questions

Public Service Announcement: If you’re not intimately familiar with formulas, functions and tables in Excel, you really want to get your hands on an advanced Excel tutorial before starting the Graduate Certific...
Dan McLaughlin

Data Analytics for Everyone

Cognitive computing has entered the business enterprise as an important tool. The term “cognitive computing” refers to a computer’s ability to function as though it were thinking like a human. The most well-kno...
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Bold Conversations and New Directions

Studies show that a diverse workforce benefits the entire company. But “diversity and inclusion” is a phrase used so often (it even has an acronym: D&I) that it can be easy to forget that the phrase represe...
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Diversity Drives a Mega Market

When I first learned of the opportunity to study abroad in India, my immediate thought was, "What better way to experience the country!" The structured atmosphere of a study abroad course would be the best way ...
Kevin Henderson

Outside Consultant Features Kevin Henderson

On Sunday, March 6, Kevin Henderson, assistant professor of management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Henderson's ...
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President Sullivan Embraces Coalition Goals of Providing an Equitable and Inclusive Education

President Julie Sullivan, in response to a letter from the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition, asks the university community needs to work together closely to achieve its vision of providing an equitable and inclusive education. "We need to make fundamental changes that will endure long beyond our years at St. Thomas," she writes, and such changes will require awareness, intention and a commitment to embrace our convictions and our strategic priorities.
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Anti-Racism Coalition Calls For Dialogue, Collaboration and Projects to Make St. Thomas More Inclusive and Racially Just

Faculty and staff members of the St. Thomas Anti-Racism Coalition have sent a letter to President Julie Sullivan and the Newsroom asking for further dialogue, collaboration and projects that will be positive forces in St. Thomas becoming a more inclusive and racially just university. “Let us be the bridges to bring our community together to realize our collective capacity to advance the common good,” the letter states.
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I’m Going to Vote Today!

Aaron Sackett, associate professor of marketing, was recently named as a finalist in the Knight Cities Challenge for his project, titled “I’m Going to Vote Today!” which aims to increase voter turnout using a “behavioral intervention.”
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...
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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