In February 2014, I found myself seated with 20 other students who had likely asked themselves the same question. Yet despite fleeting reservations and a lot of careful thinking about what I could learn from a class focused on what humans don’t know and can’t prove with science, I was convinced that this was the place to be.
Consider the complexity of shedding one’s natural perspective and attempting to wriggle that perspective into the mindset of another person, consistently.
More and more options are popping up to get around the Twin Cities - making it easier than ever to get by without a car.
Climate change is just like any other risk businesses face. “We need to invest in innovative technologies and practices today so that we’re in the best position to be prepared for the future,” says Gregory Page, executive chairman of Cargill, Inc.
Social media provides an outlet for all of us, and connects us to a vast network of possibilities. As Glassdoor and similar services provide job seekers insights into corporate hiring tactics, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter provide hiring managers insights into you.
Although we are all very busy, it only takes a few minutes of down time during the work week to commit to building your skills and developing yourself as a professional.
Vanessa Cornett-Murtada talks about mindfulness as a tool to ease performance anxiety.
According to Theology professor John Martens, the Bible is a document that continues to be relevant to today’s church and Christians.
When I started law school at the University of St. Thomas in 2001, I was drawn to the law school because I had a background in sociology and wanted to work in either the non-profit field, or in government as a ...
While the thought of sitting at your computer, searching online for a new job is not the most exciting when sun, lakes and golf courses are calling out, why not take the job search with you?
St. Thomas said thank you to a special group in May – more than 90 people who worked a collective 2,000 years at the university and influenced generations of students.
Rachel Levitt '12 M.B.A. was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis. We asked her to share her process of speaking at Ignite.
With the proliferation of part-time MBA programs nationally, what should a prospective student consider when trying to sift through so many options?
Evening UST MBA student Julie Warner was one of the featured speakers at Ignite Minneapolis 7, a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.
Disclosure: most professional communication practitioners advocate for it, but the ethical question becomes just how much, and what, should be disclosed - and when, writes Dr. Michael C. Porter, director of the Master of Business Communication Program
There are so many lists of essential tools supposedly everyone needs in their job search, writes guest blogger Chris Ohlendorf, but there is one element that seems to be missing from all of these lists, the one thing you have to have.
Researchers have studied how work becomes meaningful, focusing on job crafting as a method by which the same work can have different meaning to different workers - a recent on campus discussion looked at meaningful work from both a scholarly as well as a professional perspective.
Kellen T. Fish '10The University of St. Thomas School of Law mission indicates “social justice” as a fundamental goal in educating lawyers. Throughout law school we’re told that being a lawyer is a g...
Although Kamaj Bailey traveled halfway across the United States to join the Full-time UST MBA program in fall 2012, her geographic relocation has been the least transformative aspect of her MBA experience.
To get that promotion you need to be a thought leader, able to drive change and innovation, and successfully manage through crisis. But don’t despair, writes La Barre Spence, with five suggestions for giving yourself a competitive advantage
When you think global business, think Minnesota: state companies exported $20.7 billion in 2013.
Each year, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal recognizes outstanding women in business for their leadership qualities, drive and commitment to serving the broader Twin Cities community. Among the 51 honorees were four alumni of the Opus College of Business’ graduate business programs.
Having a clear and concise mission statement is integral to any business organization and is a powerful way to convey the direction of the organization. We are taught that a mission statement should answer ques...
The resignation of the VA secretary, General Eric Shinseki, will not solve the problem of long waiting times for needed health services and the subsequent cover-up in VA healthcare. However, this unfortunate scandal provides an opportunity to exercise the systems thinking skills we teach here in the Opus College Business in order to identify the root cause of this problem and a possible answer, writes Daniel McLaughlin, M.H.A, director of the Center for Health and Medical Affairs.
“There are no bad ideas,” or so the saying goes. But the real worth of an idea lies in the number of problems it can solve or ambiguities it can explain. The same applies to an entrepreneurial venture, writes Sean Higgins, '14 M.B.A.